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Palliative Medicine Physician

Pensacola, FL and Surrounding Area

Sacred Heart Health System in coastal Pensacola, Florida is looking for two Fellowship-trained Palliative Medicine Physicians. Sacred Heart Hospital is a 466-bed acute care facility and the hub of a multi-hospital health system that extends across the Florida Panhandle.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert assessment and treatment of complex symptoms
  • Provide inpatient consultation services in Palliative Care
  • Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care
  • Participate in multispecialty Palliative Care team meetings
  • Communicate and collaborate with referring physicians and other members of the healthcare team regarding plan of care
  • Full and appropriate documentation of patient care in order to support professional billing for these services
  • Assist in the development of standards of care, policies, procedures and educational offerings
  • Comply with legal and regulatory statutes, clinical policies and procedures, and the Ethical and Religious Directives of the Catholic Church
  • Participate in outreach to community groups
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of the Palliative Care Department’s expansion and continued integration of clinical activities (Oncology Unit, Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department, Outpatient consultations, specialized Inpatient Palliative Care Unit, and possibly other venues).

Sacred Heart is part of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the nation.  Ascension is also one of the nation’s strongest supporters of Palliative Medicine with resources all over the country.

Pensacola is a hidden jewel on the Florida Gulf Coast.  It offers a safe, family-friendly community, pristine beaches with sugar-white sand, and a cost of living below the national average.  Also, there is no state income tax in Florida.

Come join a well-established, collegial Palliative Care Team that includes Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and a Physician Assistant, a Registered Nurse, a Nurse Manager, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and an Administrative Assistant.  Entire staff is full time and solely dedicated to the Palliative Care Department

About Sacred Heart Health System
Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida's leading provider of high-quality health care to children and adults. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  The facilities in Pensacola include The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network, a Heart & Vascular Institute, and the area's leading Maternity Center. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 76-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital in Port St. Joe, Fla., and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians with offices across seven coastal counties between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola, Fla.


Sacred Heart has been recognized for 17 straight years by National Research Corporation as winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred health care system in Northwest Florida. For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit online at www.sacred-heart.org


Sacred Heart is a member of Ascension (www.ascension.org), the largest Catholic, non-profit health system in the U.S. which is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE TOBACCO USERS: Sacred Heart Health System is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of its patients, associates, physicians and visitors while on the facility campuses. For this reason, Sacred Heart Health System is a tobacco free campus and is taking measures to establish a tobacco free workforce. Effective January 1, 2014 and thereafter, all external applicants who have accepted an offer of employment with the health system will be required to submit to (post job offer) nicotine screening. Those individuals with positive nicotine screening will result in the withdrawal of the employment offer and will not be eligible to reapply with the system for a period of 12 months during which they must remain tobacco free. [Click for more details]

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