Explore the types of physician roles available at VITAS
VITAS medical directors oversee the medical care of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes. You consult with patients’ attending physicians, supervise VITAS team physicians, guide staff and volunteers, and serve as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Home Care/Inpatient Care Physician
VITAS home care/inpatient care physicians oversee the medical care and treatment of patients under the care of the hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT). You direct the staff and volunteers to assure the maintenance of VITAS quality standards of care for patients and families and provide clinical education and training for hospice patient care, admissions, and administrative personnel.
Palliative Care Physician
VITAS palliative care physicians provide consultation in palliative care, symptom and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient. You prescribe medications, order diagnostics and treatments according to your patients' palliative care needs, educate staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of palliative care services, and supervise the VITAS palliative care nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
VITAS is an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.