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Excellent Palliative Care Opportunity near South Texas Coast!

Company: Tenet Healthcare
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Job Description:

Hospice/Palliative Medicine opening in Harlingen, Texas. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com 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 coordinatorCandidates 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, boatingWith 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)

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