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Palliative Care Job In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA Combined Position for Pediatric Palliative Care and/or Oncology, Urgent Care, Hospital Medicine

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Company: Tenet Healthcare Profession/Specialty: Palliative Care Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type of Facility: Hospital
Job Description

We are looking for a pediatric palliative care physician to join our small but growing team at St Christopher's Hospital for Children.  St Christopher's Hospital for Children is a 140 year old urban academic children's hospital in Philadelphia, dedicated to clinical care, education, and research.  We serve an amazing urban/suburban population who greatly appreciate our presence in their community. We have an outstanding pediatric residency, and fellowships in Neonatology, Critical Care, and several others.  I have been humbled by the passion among all the physicians, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, and others with whom I work. 

The C.O.R.E. Palliative care program, provides Compassion, Options, Respect, and Education, not only for the patients and their families, but for the amazing health care workers with whom we serve our community.  We provide consultations for symptom management, medical decision making, goals of care conversation, end of life care, and family support.   At St Christopher’s we are in the beginning stages of developing a separate pain team as well. 

We are looking for a board certified, fellowship trained palliative care physician in a combined role.  The other role can be Oncology, Urgent Care, or possibly Hospitalist Medicine.    

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has a rich history and has recently undergone a $100 million expansion including a new critical care tower as well as Center for the Urban Child. The 189-bed hospital delivers high quality family- and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Chris is a full service teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine and surgery. In 2009, St. Chris achieved Magnet status, which is one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence, and numerous St. Chris physicians are recognized in regional publications as being "Top Docs" in their fields. 


For immediate consideration, please forward your CV, in confidence, to Melanie Yenchai at or call 469.893.2517

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Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The streets are cobblestone and the architecture is a mix of old and new.  Amongst the historical sites (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, just to name a few) lies many of the area’s finest restaurants, great shops, and boutiques.  Lined with many tourist attractions, row homes and safe communities, Philadelphia is the hub of cultural amenities for everyone.  From professional sports, Museums and the musical arts, Philadelphia has it all.  Some of the country’s finest education institutions are there or a short drive away.  2 hours to NYC, 3 hours to Washington DC and 1 hour to the Atlantic coast puts this area an ideal place to raise a family.

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About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

A leader in pediatric care since 1875, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's nationally recognized programs and pediatric specialists provide exceptional care to children from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch general pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology and Orthopedics. It houses one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania and the only Pediatric Burn Center in the Philadelphia area.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.

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