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Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa
City:Mason City
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Specialty:Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Opportunity Description:


Hospice of North Iowa, an affiliate of Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa is seeking a BC/BE Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician to be the Medical Director of this service line.

The Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine shall provide the medical aspects of the delivery of care for Hospice & Palliative Care of North Iowa. This includes over site for the quality of care, assistance in the development of standards of practice, and assistance with the development of programs to assure competence of hospice and palliative care staff. Join a multidisciplinary team with a passion for providing world class care to patients.

Duties include inpatient and outpatient care, Palliative Medicine telemedicine and teaching opportunities with the Palliative Medicine Fellows, Mercy Family Medicine Residents and medical students.

Qualifications include:  Graduate from an accredited school of medicine and licensed to practice in the state of Iowa.  Completion of a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship is preferred. Board Certification/eligible in the practice specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. If eligible will obtain boards within 24 months of accepting position. Minimum of 2 years' experience in Hospice and Palliative Care. Knowledge and belief in hospice and palliative concept of care. Demonstrated ability in program administration, knowledge of health care policy and reimbursement issues. Current motor vehicle driving license, motor vehicle insurance and availability to travel to other offices required. Knowledge of diverse lifestyles, family structures and dynamics, cultural and religious practices, learning preferences, and age and gender specific considerations. Strong working knowledge of Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospice and Palliative Care and "The Joint Commission" Standards.

NOTE:  All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of references, background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.


EOE F/M/vet/disabled

Practice Type: Employee
Available Date:
Highly compensated
Relocation paid:Yes
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):Time Off Plan
Other benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, STD and more!
Facility Description:

Our 346-bed regional referral and teaching center is ranked for nine years as a 'Top 100 Hospital' in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters.  The ranking is based on clinical outcomes, cost effective care and growth. We are a Level II Trauma Center with our own helicopter service. We are a Center of Excellence for Stroke as well as Diabetes, and we have a highly regarded comprehensive Cancer Center. Our Cardiovascular Services are ranked in the 'Top 100' nationally for ten consecutive years. We sponsor a Family Medicine Residency, a 3-year Cardiology Fellowship and a Palliative Medicine Fellowship. Mercy provides comprehensive care for the 214,000 residents of 14 North Iowa counties.

Community Description:

Mason City is a family oriented community of 28,000+ people. We are located two hours north of Des Moines, IA, and two hours south of Minneapolis, MN on Interstate 35, and nine miles from Clear Lake, one of Iowa’s largest recreational lakes. Our school systems are excellent, producing National Merit Scholars in both our public and parocial high schools. Other amenities include a YMCA with indoor pool and running track, fine arts museum, a very active performing arts community; indoor ice-skating/hockey facility, and a regional orchestra. Outdoor activities abound with golf, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, water-skiing and sailing just outside your back door.

Practice where your skills are appreciated, where physicians are highly respected members of the community, where you and yours will flourish as you become rooted in a lifestyle second to none!

Community Size:Medium
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