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Hospital Palliative Care Physician - Mercy Medical Center Aurora - Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care

Date: Sep 7, 2019

Requisition ID: 53255

Location: Presence Mercy Medical Center

Location Address:
1315 North Highland, Aurora, IL  60506 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day



To provide medical direction for the care and treatment of hospice and palliative care patients and families.  Serves as liaison and contact between Rainbow Hospice, community physicians and other health care professionals to develop and expand awareness and utilization of hospice and palliative care as end of life resources.




  1. Provides clinical expertise in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Participates in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided, and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained.
  2. Validates appropriateness of hospice care for referred patients and at time of re-certification and certifies/co-certifies patient’s terminal condition.
  3. Assures that interdisciplinary care plans are medically appropriate and that the care rendered in fulfillment of such plans meets the medical standards of the community, of RHPC, and all governmental regulations.
  4. Provides on-call coverage for rotational evening, night and weekend call and participates in hospital/Ark General Inpatient care rounding as needed.
  5. Performs medically necessary consultations of patients in the hospice and non-hospice palliative care program.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.



    Education and/or Experience                                                              

    Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree from an accredited medical school with a current license to practice in the State of Illinois required. At least five years of experience required.


    Computer Skills                                                          


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Certification or active pursuit of certification by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine required. Must have or be eligible for membership in good standing on the medical staff of the RHI participating health care facilities. Maintains auto insurance and valid driver’s license in accordance with agency standards. CPR certification required.



Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: PPC PSJHE

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Medical, Clinic, Palliative, Hospice, Physician, Healthcare