Mercy Health

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Palliative Care Physician

Palliative Care Physician

Requisition ID 
Pallative Medicine/Post Acute
Position Type 

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Company Overview

Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S., serving millions annually. Mercy includes 35 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children's hospitals, three rehab hospitals and two orthopedic hospitals, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.


 Inpatient Palliative Care Physician Role

The Physicians will be required to have standard Internal medicine or Family Medicine privileges. We do not perform procedures. The Inpatient Consultative Palliative Care physician will be responsible for the following:


  • Types of Consults
    • The “goals of care” consult the family conference that cannot be done in an office setting, as patient usually has a complex prolonged hospital stay (care in hospital is usually a fragmented /family distraught or dysfunctional)
    • The” transition to hospice” 
    • The “complex dying patient” that care can only be met in a hospital setting, usually the attending on this patient. The patient is either on hospice within the hospital or end up dying on acute care waiting for hospice or placement.
    • Complex patient with uncontrolled symptoms – symptom management 
  • Symptom Management
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Attend family conferences
  • Collaboration with Advanced Practitioners
  • Attend Interdisciplinary Team meetings twice a week (required by Joint Commission)
  • Completion of death certificates occasionally for Palliative care.
  • Complete documentation within 24 hours

Outpatient Palliative Care Physician RoleClinic will be Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. Physician is On Call for Emergent needs only after hours.


If interested, please contact

Dayna Pangle

Physician Recruiter

Mercy Clinic Physician Talent Selection

1965 S. Fremont, Suite 200

Springfield, MO  65804

Phone:  417-820-6279  Fax:  417-820-7495

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