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Start a Rewarding Career as a VITAS Physician

VITAS Healthcare is a pioneer in hospice care, and the largest dedicated end-of-life care provider in the United States. We invest in the careers of our valued leadership, and in the resources necessary to stay ahead of the curve and remain a leader in the industry. We provide our employees with a foundation and the stability for continual growth and advancement. Experience the difference while making a difference.

As a VITAS physician, you can expect:

  • Vast opportunities for professional growth and personal development
  • To be at the forefront of the practice of palliative and hospice care
  • The ability to focus on the patient's needs and comfort
  • To provide access to end-of-life care to those who need it most

Hospice may be your passion if you enjoy:

  • Evidence-based pain and symptom management
  • Team building
  • Community outreach
  • Opportunities to lecture at local, regional and national meetings
  • Leadership that effects change

Now is your opportunity to join one of our teams—we’re hiring compassionate, skilled physicians for medical director, home-care/inpatient care and palliative care positions throughout the U.S.

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Explore the types of physician roles available at VITAS

Medical Director

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.