Medical Director- Pediatric Palliative Care Center † San Francisco Bay Area
George Mark Children's House 3 reviews - San Leandro, CA

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George Mark Children†

s House (GMCH) is a nonprofit organization based in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and has an exceptional opportunity for a highly skilled pediatrician with a palliative care background. As the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center to open in the United States, George Mark Children†

s House has been a leader in the pediatric palliative care movement since its inception in 2004. GMCH with eight patient beds is licensed in the State of California as a Congregate Living Health Facility (CLHF) and exists to serve families with children who have a serious medical illness and who are seeking family-centered medical care that emphasizes quality of life. We offer respite, transitional and end of life care in an inpatient setting. We serve a diverse population of children and families from across the state and occasionally from out of state. The Medical Director is a part time (24 hours per week) position that works collaboratively within an Interdisciplinary team. The Medical Director is responsible for patient centered care as well as educating medical students, residents, and fellows who come to GMCH as part of their pediatric palliative care rotation from major Medical Centers in the Bay Area. Responsibilities in this role include teaching, oversight of curriculum, and evaluation of the students. In the position as Medical Director one works with community pediatricians and pediatric specialists insuring a smooth transition and the development of a coordinated care plan for each child. The Medical Director may also be expected to assume primary responsibility for end of life care for patients. The Medical Director works closely with families and needs to be very comfortable with end of life discussions.The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience in a pediatric palliative care setting, and be board certified in both pediatrics and a pediatric sub-specialty (preferably oncology or pediatric palliative care), hold a valid California Physician License, have demonstrated leadership experience, and excellent communication and teaching skills. Proficiency in medical Spanish is preferred. Compensation and benefits are based on experience and need.If you are interested in working in an extraordinarily caring atmosphere that allows for patients to be taken care of in a home-like setting home while providing excellent medical care, please contact: For more information: www.georgemark.orgContact: Lucy Weiger, CEO Email: lweiger

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