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Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Company: Summa Health System
Location: Akron
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Hospice & Palliative Care - Summa Health - Akron, Ohio

Summa Health is seeking a board certified/board eligible Hospice & Palliative Care physician to join our employed physician group, Summa Health Medical Group. The selected candidate will become a member of Summa Health Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice of 350+ physicians employed by the Summa Health System.

Summa Health - headquartered in Akron, Ohio - is one of the largest integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems in the state. With 2 hospitals and 20+ health centers, Summa Health provides access to care throughout the region.Candidate Requirements




  • Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Current and unrestricted license in the State of Ohio, or willing to obtain
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.Team members include:




    • Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Pastoral Care professionals, Clinical Psychologists, Dieticians, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and On-Site Coders



    • Compassionate, caring demeanor with patients, families, and staff
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Comfortable in varying practice settings as to include both inpatient and clinic palliative care as well as inpatient and outpatient hospice care.


      Opportunity Highlights




      • Candidate will be part of one of the first program in Ohio with JCAHO certification in Advanced Palliative Care
      • Team is comprised of 7 physicians and 5 APPS, dedicated RN, chaplain and SW support
      • Employed position offering competitive compensation, benefit package and incentives such as signing bonus, loan assistance, relocation, and CME allowance
      • Large, established, referral base within the medical group, ACO and community partners
      • Partnership with community based hospice and includes care of GIP hospice patients as well as acute palliative inpatient unit within the hospital




        • Call rotation 1:4
        • Active involvement in medical student, resident and fellowship education
        • Epic System's EMR


          Community InformationRising from the rolling hills of the Western Reserve along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron is located within 500 miles of 42 major cities, and surrounded by thousands of acres of national parkland and countryside. As a thriving heartland city Akron provides an ideal living and working environment. The vitality of its people and the unparalleled quality of life offers versatility, a low cost of living, outstanding cultural access and a thriving climate for healthcare, education and business. The downtown hosts a vibrant arts scene and eclectic dining options. Northeast Ohio offers many quality primary and secondary education options.

          EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

          Summa Health is a tobacco-free workplace and has a nicotine-free hiring policy.

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