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Physician-Palliative Care

Company: Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Job Description:

Excellent Palliative Care Opportunity near South Texas Coast! Tenet Healthcare Harlingen, TX - Accepts J1 Visas: No - Accepts H1B Visas: No - Loan Assistance:Not Specified - Practice Type:Employee - Academic Opportunity:No - Remote Opportunity:No - Verified Date:01/07/2020 - Job ID:****** Tenet Healthcare's Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen is seeking a dedicated Palliative Care physician to take over and their Palliative Care program. Valley Baptist Medical Center is located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. With a population of 1.3 million people, The Rio Grande Valley includes three major cities (Harlingen, Brownsville and McAllen). VBMC-Harlingen service area is 300,000 and VBMC-Brownsville service area is 200,000. Each city has an international airport with most flights connecting in Houston or Dallas. Valley Baptist Health System, with two full service campuses and 800+ beds, is a part of Tenet Health System, a national healthcare organization with 68 hospitals, 470 outpatient centers and 32,000 affiliated physicians. The new physician will have a Palliative-focused support team for treating their patients at the hospital. There is no Hospice involved in this position - the team does not visit patients in nursing homes, assisted living or personal homes, but only in the hospital. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a physician to have the flexibility to make a program their own and leave a lasting mark on their community. - Employed - Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm - 100% Inpatient - No Call - No admits, only consults - See patients in ICU, Stepdown and Med/Surg Unit - Patient Census TBD - Busy Service which is very well utilized by the attending physicians - Team will consist of new physician, a palliative care NP/PA, and palliative care coordinator Candidates must be Board Certified and/or fellowship trained in Palliative Care. Please submit your CV for immediate consideration! The Rio Grande Valley, one of the fastest growing areas in TEXAS, is a scenic cultural place like no other. Known as Texas' Tropical Playground, we are located a short 40 minutes from South Padre Island. - Year-round semi-tropical weather - No state income tax / Tort reform - Lowest cost of living in the U.S. - Great schools / Affordable housing - Golfing, hunting, birding, fishing, boating With 2,000 employees and over 450 physicians on the medical staffs, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville, are focused on safety, quality and high level patient satisfaction. Key Accomplishments in 2018: - First Level II Adult (Major) Trauma Center in the RGV and the only one in Cameron County - Only Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Facility certified by THHSC in the RGV (one of only 30 in Texas) - Only DNV-GL Comprehensive Stroke Center in the RGV and south of San Antonio - Only Pediatric ED in Cameron County - Only Pediatric ICU in Cameron County - One of only two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Cameron County (with VB-Brownsville) - Only dedicated Geriatric Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit in Cameron County - Only CARF Accredited Inpatient Rehab in Cameron County - Regional leader in orthopedic care and joint replacement with TJC Certification for Knee and Hip Replacement - Only hospital in RGV to receive the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades (top 10% in the nation)

Keywords: Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen, Harlingen , Physician-Palliative Care, Healthcare , Harlingen, Texas

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