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POSITION TITLE: Physician Hospice/Palliative Care

REPORTS TO: Clinic Medical Director

JOB SUMMARY: Participate as a hospital team member in the delivery of care and services to Franciscan Medical Group patients. This includes meeting or exceeding Franciscan Medical Group standards for productivity, quality of patient care and risk management. The clinic physician plays a key role on the clinic team in leading, modeling and delivering the full range of Franciscan Medical Group services to our clients.
Assesses and interprets the health of home and/or hospitalized patients to determine patient care needs by taking extensive personal and family medical histories; contacts and/or consults with primary care physician in cases where additional medical information regarding previous illness or treatment is required; communicates the progress and needs of the patient during hospitalization; presents pertinent data to Attending/Primary Care Physician or members of inter-disciplinary team in accordance with established procedures.


1. Understand, support, and implement the mission of Franciscan Medical Group and The Franciscan Health System to deliver health care to those in need in the performance of all job responsibilities.

2. Ensure that patient care meets or exceeds Franciscan Medical Group quality standards.

3. Ensure that patient satisfaction meets or exceeds standards set by Franciscan Medical Group.

4. Educate patients on both clinical and managed care.

5. Participate in clinic and network task forces as requested and appropriate.

6. Function as an effective clinic team member.

7. Meet productivity standards.

8. Effectively use clinic financial and other performance information.

9. Attend and actively participate in clinic and network-wide meetings.

Age Specific Criteria
Demonstrates competency in adjusting interactions appropriately to address the age specific needs of the customer.

Demonstrates competency in adjusting the delivery of care and/or clinical technique appropriate to address the age specific needs of the patient.
Licensure in the State of Washington
Board Certified or eligible

Type and Recency of Education

Job Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated leadership ability and potential.
Commitment to serving as an ambulatory medical group leader.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.

Physical Requirements:
Work is classified as light in physical requirements. Requires the ability to lift/carry 20 pounds maximum, up to 10 pounds frequently. Requires frequent prolonged sitting; occasional bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.

Mental Requirements:
Must be able to work independently, communicate effectively with staff, physicians, patients and visitors and possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Work requires high attention and mental demands, including the ability to prioritize and process information with accuracy and clarity.

Working and Environmental Conditions
Subject to inside heating, air and ventilation conditions, and artificial lighting. Handles volumes of paper, non-carbon forms.

CHI Franciscan Health, based in Tacoma, Washington, includes eight full-service hospitals located in the Puget Sound area. Franciscan Medical Group is our regional network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics, physicians and other professional providers; in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services; same-day surgery centers; dialysis centers; occupational health and physical therapy clinics; and centers for advanced medicine in women's care and heart and vascular services. Franciscan Medical Group is home to over 700 physicians and professional providers representing a unique network of primary care and specialties.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. The nation's second-largest non-profit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 102 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic.