Hospice Physician Job Opportunities with VITAS
A career as a hospice physician is unlike any other. You must possess the same compassion and expertise as in other specialties, but the end goal is different. You live your purpose every day ensuring that patients spend their last days, months, or years in comfort.
When you join VITAS Healthcare as a physician, you’ll do that important work as part of an interdisciplinary team of specialists who are just as passionate and committed as you are. And since VITAS is the largest dedicated end-of-life care provider in the United States, you’ll enjoy the benefit of working for a stable organization with myriad possibilities for career growth.
As a hospice physician with VITAS you can expect:
- To be at the forefront of the practice of palliative care and hospice
- Vast opportunities for professional and personal growth
- The freedom to prioritize and focus on the patient's needs and comfort
- To provide access to hospice care to those who need it most
- To work at a people-focused organization with approachable, present leaders who want to hear your ideas
We treat our employees like we treat our patients—with care and dignity. Experience the difference while making a difference.
In Their Own Words
The Life of a Hospice PhysicianHospice physicians have the flexibility to spend as much time with each patient as they need. Dr. Steven Kanner, a VITAS hospice physician, might see seven to 10 patients on a typical day. He generally has about 60 patients under his care and visits patients on a monthly basis unless they are on continuous care, in which case he sees them more often. “My job is to make the end of someone’s life comfortable, both spiritually and physically,” he says. “Death is a process everybody on earth has to go through. Everyone deserves to die well. My job is to make sure that happens.”
Here are some of the benefits offered to VITAS employees:
- 401(k) match
- Tuition reimbursement
- Life insurance
- Roadside assistance
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