Assistant Professor - SOM -Palliative Medicine Physician

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: FPM: Palliative Medicine
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Hospital Midtown
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Position involves clinical patient contact., Working in a laboratory, Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Job Description: EHC Palliative Medicine Physician

Clinical Site: Inpatient Site (1.0 FTE)

Possible Locations: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Decatur Hospital, Supportive Care Clinic, Grady Hospital



Summary: Responsible for the provision of 1) palliative care consultations within the hospital, 2) serve as attending for patients on hospital based hospice service. Clinical base for 1.0 is 184 clinical days total with a target of 160 weekdays and 24 weekend days per year with call responsibilities evenly distributed among the practice group. The Clinical Practice Base Site will be Emory Palliative Care at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital with ≥80% inpatient assignment and up to 20% outpatient practice.


Minimum Qualification: Board certified or eligible in Hospice/Palliative Medicine.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Nurse practitioners in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Hospital privileges at all Emory Healthcare sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide inpatient consultation services in palliative care
  2. Serve as attending physician and medical director for patients receiving inpatient hospice
  3. Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care.
  4. Consult with the attending physician and the Interdisciplinary Team to establish a written plan of care at intervals specified in the plan.
  5. Facilitate access to appropriate supportive care services.
  6. Education of students, faculty, staff and coworkers.
  7. Full and appropriate documentation of patient care services to support professional billing for these services.
  8. Participation in on-call coverage for hospice and palliative care patients and coordinates follow-up with the interdisciplinary team.
  9. Weekly participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases.
  10. Assist in the development of standards of care.
  11. Perform other duties as requested.
  12. Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
  13. Teaches, supervises and evaluates students and house staff on hospice and palliative care clinical rotations in accordance with policies set forth by the educational leadership.


You will be expected to devote between [1% and 25%] of your total professional effort to scholarly activities.  In keeping with the School of Medicine Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, you are expected to participate in scholarship, which may include authorship of manuscripts, participation in research studies, abstract presentations, professional blogs, and other scholarly activities.




You will be expected to devote between [1% and 25%] of your total professional effort to teaching.  In keeping with the School of Medicine Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, you are expected to participate in teaching, which may include occasional lectures, small group and bedside teaching, preceptorship, and mentorship.


Professional Service

You will be expected to devote [more than 75%] of your total professional effort to professional service.  Your clinical effort 184 clinical days at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital per year will comprise your professional effort.

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