Chair Division Palliative Care - Lahey Health

Burlington, MA

Inpatient and outpatient

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (LHMC) is seeking an innovative physician leader to be the inaugural Chair of the newly forming Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. This is a unique opportunity to expand the current Section of Palliative Medicine into an academic Division that develops both disciplines of geriatric and palliative medicine across clinical care, education and research. The section of palliative medicine, founded over 15 years ago has a long tradition of providing interdisciplinary palliative care throughout the medical center, with a team including nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists and six physicians from diverse specialties of internal medicine, anesthesiology, and surgery. Currently the team sees over 1000 inpatient consults per year with referrals from oncology, neurology, critical care units, emergency department and surgical services. Outpatient palliative care is provided in a variety of settings including their own clinic, and collaborative models embedded into oncology, heart failure, and Lahey Health at Home. The service is an important teaching rotation for Tufts medical students, advance practice students, as well as the Lahey internal medicine residency program, with plans to create a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship as the division grows

The successful candidate will have the collaborative leadership skills to develop and implement a strategic vision, building on the existing strengths of palliative care and our large geriatric patient base, to create a leading academic division in palliative medicine and geriatrics. They will be expected to recruit, retain and mentor an interdisciplinary team of physicians and nurse practitioners in geriatrics, and palliative medicine to expand innovative collaborative models of care across the system.

Posted January 27, 2021