The heartbeat of an effective palliative care team is a physician who has an extraordinary understanding and compassion for those living with life-threatening, complex and/or chronic illnesses.
These physicians possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a passion to create and nurture relationships with patients, their families and the other medical professionals and palliative care team members. This ability to listen, understand, empathize, and collaborate with the team caring for the patient, coupled with their medical experience/expertise and broad fund of medical knowledge, consistently lead to positive outcomes and remarkable patient/family and professional satisfaction.
We are looking for physicians with this special profile to join our successful and growing practice, LightBridge Medical Associates. We provide palliative care consultations in both hospital inpatient and community-based programs and have openings for full- and part-time positions. You will be surrounded and supported by an extraordinary team of medical professionals and innovative leaders. Created in 2009 to expand beyond the ability of our hospice company to meet all the palliative care needs of our community, ours was the first palliative care medical practice in San Diego and we continue to grow and develop new partnerships and models of care for this burgeoning specialty.
The icing on the cake? You will be able to live and work in San Diego, “America’s Most Beautiful City”!
If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more about LightBridge and the positions we have available, please email Haili@LightBridgeMedical.com or call Pam at 858.458.2992.
We also invite you to go to our websites for additional information about our unique organizations: www.LightBridgeMedical.com and www.LightBridgeHospice.com.
Other requirements include: • MD or DO degree • Active California license • Board certification in primary care specialty • Board certification or board eligible for palliative care / hospice medicine preferred but not required
LightBridge Medical Associates is a palliative care specialty medical group. We have been providing our community based palliative care program in San Diego since 2009. LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care, our affiliated hospice program, has been serving San Diego county since 2003 and has earned a reputation for excellence in both the quality of care we provide and our innovative programming.... Today our program serves patients in a variety of settings including their own homes, assisted living facilities and in nursing facilities. Our physicians also provide inpatient palliative care consult services to the Palomar Health District.
We provide both palliative care and Advanced Illness programs under contract with several health plans. We are one of only seven provider/payer partnerships to receive two distinct program grants from the California Health Care Foundation to provide community based palliative care in a managed care model. We have been operating this program for two years and are successfully realizing very positive quality, satisfaction and financial outcomes. "Payers and Providers:
Testing New Payment and Delivery Models for Palliative Care in the Community" is the current phase of this grant program.