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Palliative Care Physician- Aspire (Midwest Region)





Palliative Care Physician- Aspire

Location: Remote- region covers patients in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Responsible for providing oversight and supervision for Advance Practice Providers (APP’s) and for providing some direct Palliative Care services to patients.  

How you will make an impact:   

  • Provides supervision and collaborative oversight for Advance Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants) providing in-home Palliative Care. 

  • Models and Provides direct Palliative patient care by interviewing, examining, and treating clinical patients.  

  • Educates and provides ongoing mentorship to APP’s in Palliative Care medicine. 

  • Teaches APP’s and provides education to patients and families on disease progression, symptoms, and advanced care planning. Communicates with other providers on the patient’s care team and assists in coordinating care. 

  • When appropriate, counsel patients and families on transition to Hospice services. 

  • Participates in quality improvement, management, continuing education, and patient care programs. Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients.  

  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations. Completes medical records (EMR) documentation daily.   

Qualifications :  

  • Requires a MD or DO. Requires current unrestricted medical licensure in applicable state(s) and board eligibility or board certification (Palliative and Hospice Medicine). DEA license required.  

  • For Aspire Health business units, satisfactory completion of a Tuberculosis test is a requirement for this position. 

What is palliative care?   

Palliative care is not what you may think. It is NOT the same as hospice and it is not exclusively end-of-life care. Rather, palliative care is appropriate any time during disease progression and often is provided at the same time as curative treatment. You will be seeing patients with complex diseases and multiple chronic conditions. They, in turn, will benefit from your clinical skills and judgment and, most importantly, your compassion.  

As part of a multispecialty clinical team, you will collaborate with primary care doctors, specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and social workers. You will coordinate care across treatment modalities. Your experience and unique perspective are valued at Aspire! 

Whole-person health   

We bring a holistic, whole-person approach to care, so you will think beyond the medical model to consider social determinants such as emotional health, nutrition and social factors. As an Aspire practitioner, you will take time to know and understand your patients. You will build a trusting relationship, thanks to small patient panels and appointments that are longer than average. 

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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