Palliative Care Physician

Facility: CHI - Mercy Clinics, Inc. 
Address: 1111 6th Ave 
Des Moines, IA 50314 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Palliative Care 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Mercy Clinics is seeking a BE/BC Palliative Care Physician to join in the development of an innovative Palliative Care model serving patients across the healthcare spectrum.  The position offers competitive compensation with 401K match, sign-on bonus, and paid malpractice. 

Mercy Palliative Care

  • Approximately 480 inpatient consults a year with 1044 patient visits per year 
  • Includes multidisciplinary team including Nurse Practitioners, certified Palliative Care nurses, supportive medical staff and administration, and solid support services such as Mercy Home Care, Mercy Hospice, and Mercy Center for Pain
  • Focus in palliative care education with both patients and their families
  • Academic appointment with IM/FM Residency and Medical School

Mercy Medical Center

  • Tertiary service area of 1.4 million
  • 802-bed not-for-profit Catholic healthcare provider
  • Medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians
  • Maintains a network of 16 affiliate hospitals
  • Regional leader for critical care
  • Consumer Choice Award recipient for overall quality and reputation – National Research Corp.
  • Nationally recognized for quality and safety – COMPARION Medical Analytics 

Des Moines

  • #1 Best State to Practice Medicine in the U.S. – WalletHub
  • #1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 City with an Up-and-Coming Downtown – Fortune
  • Fastest growing metro city in the Midwest – U.S. Census Bureau
  • Best City for Families – Kiplinger
  • Top 10 Best Places to Live – U.S. News
  • Voted as the Safest City in America – Gallup
  • Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes
  • Wealthiest City in America – The Today Show

Who We Are:

Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health are combining to form a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities. With no geographic overlap in hospital service areas, the combination brings together two leading health systems, allowing the organizations to expand their mission of service and create a healthier future for people and communities across 28 states.

The new health system will build a stronger operational and financial foundation to expand access to quality care, build upon complementary resources and capabilities, and reinvest in critical areas to accelerate improvements in care delivery that promote the shift from sick-care to well-care.

We will continue building upon our shared healing ministry of providing quality health care for all people with compassion. With strong leadership, sound strategic direction, commitment to ministry, and thoughtful stewardship, the new system will be positioned to create a healthier future for our people and communities.

Who is Catholic Health Initiatives?

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities. One of the largest health systems in the nation, Englewood, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives operates in 17 states with 100 hospitals, including two academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; nursing colleges; home health agencies; senior living communities; and other facilities and services. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, Catholic Health Initiatives provided $2.1 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs. 

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers and support a drug-free work environment.

Contact Information
Contact: Roger McMahon 
Phone: 515-358-6923
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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