Director of the Palliative Care Education Program (MD)
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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 5/3/2017
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONDirector of the MGH Palliative Care Education Program
The Division of Palliative Care at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking an outstanding clinician educator to lead an institution-wide primary Palliative Care education program. The program aims to improve the care of seriously ill patients through primary palliative care education of front line clinicians, the development of a comprehensive advance care planning program, as well as through the development of a patient engagement strategy.
The Director will lead of team comprised of a project manager, medical education specialist, expert in patient engagement, a group of palliative care clinician educators, and a cadre of primary palliative care scholars to achieve the following:
Primary Palliative Care Education Develop core competencies, training modules and skills building platforms to educate clinicians.
Advance Care Planning Develop educational offerings to give clinicians the knowledge and tools to engage in high quality advance care planning conversations.
Patient Engagement Develop programs to educate patients and families about palliative care and to empower them to have their palliative care needs addressed.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience and training in educational assessment, design, and evaluation, as well as outstanding skills in collaboration and management. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated skills in relevant scholarship and inter-professional collaboration. The candidate will be board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and will join a vibrant, well-established academic Palliative Care Division. Salary and academic rank at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to:
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
The successful physician will have substantial experience and training in educational assessment, design, and evaluation, as well as outstanding skills in collaboration and management. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated skills in relevant scholarship and inter-professional collaboration. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.