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Who we are:

We're Hallmark Health System -- looking for a Medical Director for our VNA and Hospice organization. We are a community health care system less than ten miles north of Boston. We are located in close proximity to Boston, some of the best beaches in Massachusetts, as well as hiking and skiing in the mountains to the north. Our communities boast excellent restaurants and school systems, making it a very attractive place to live. We are committed to building and sustaining a strong, vibrant and healthy community.

About the job:

We are looking for a physician who is licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in Massachusetts, and has the knowledge, skills, and interest in the medical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of hospice care. Board certification in Hospice and Palliative medicine is preferred.

The Medical Director assumes overall responsibility for the medical component of the Hospice's patient care program and is a liaison with the medical community. The hospice Medical Director, along with the patient s attending physician, is responsible for meeting the patient s needs for palliation and management of the terminal illness and related conditions.

The Medical Director has overall responsibility for the medical component of the Hospice patient care program including, but not limited to, attending interdisciplinary team meetings and serving as the physician member of the IDT, assisting in developing plan of care for patient/family, and is a resource to other team members, with respect to medical management of patient s plan of care. The Medical Director certifies (in conjunction with the attending physician) that the patient is terminally ill and completes all Certificate of Terminal Illness (COTI) documentation. The Medical Director acts as medical liaison with physicians in the Hallmark Health System and the community. Active participation in Hospice QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) is required. The Medical Director performs an active role in promoting Hospice and Palliative Care, including participation in program development specific to providing education to members of the medical community regarding palliative and end of life care.

Benefits of joining our team:

- Competitive compensation and benefits package
- Full malpractice coverage from the day you start, including tail coverage
- Physician mentoring and commitment to Hospice and Palliative Care
- Focus on quality and coordination of care
- CME support -- yearly reimbursement plus 50 free CME credits offered within our system each year
- Well established 33 year hospice
- Joint Commission Accredited
- Ability to work with the large diverse medical staff of Hallmark Health System

Please submit CV to Alison Bruyn at
Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Bostons northern communities and is the official healthcare partner of the Boston Bruins. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. (HHMA), an affiliate of Hallmark Health System, is a physician-lead practice with over 90 providers in local communities just north of Boston. Our mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare to Bostons northern suburbs in a community-based setting. HHMA provides care in a wide array of clinical categories including internal medicine, surgery, maternal/newborn services, psychiatric care, walk-in services, emergency services, and more. We believe that quality care starts internally, by working together to build the teams, policies and commitment necessary to deliver the level of care our patients deserve. We then take these internal guidelines and translate them to new, high-quality care and service for our patients as measured by clinical and industry guidelines and standards.