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Physician - Palliative Medicine | Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis, MN, USA

Job Description

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The Palliative Care Program at M Health Fairview is hiring a full-time Palliative Medicine Physician to provide ambulatory palliative care in the Twin Cities metro area. The M Health Fairview Palliative Care Program is one of the first palliative care programs in Minnesota.  We are developing new models of collaboration with six hospitals and nine clinics, and growing our services across our integrated academic health system. 


Practice Details:

Highlights of the opportunity includes:

  • Provide palliative medicine consultation and clinical medical education in our interdisciplinary palliative care clinics in the Twin Cities metro area. Our interdisciplinary palliative care clinics provide consultation and patient care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses across the Twin Cities metro area, in a collaborative environment with oncology clinicians and other specialists.

  • This position will be primarily on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, with some care occurring at our suburban clinic sites across the Twin Cities metro area.

  • This position is anticipated to be nearly all ambulatory, but may involve occasional inpatient palliative care consultation work at an M Health Fairview hospital if we have short-term staffing needs. Our palliative medicine physicians share call responsibilities, which involve evening "telephone call" as well as weekend rounding at the University of Minnesota Medical Center on the inpatient palliative care consultation service.

  • Join a full interdisciplinary team of palliative care social workers, chaplains, advanced practice providers and physicians.

  • Full time (1.0 FTE) position (40 hours/week)

  • Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm. 

  • Call includes evening telephone call and weekend rounding

  • Provides outpatient visits, care, assessments,  consultations and follow up for palliative care patients.  Will see a variety of patients with chronic illnesses, except no pediatric patients.

  • Communicates with patients and families to explain diagnosis, procedures, expected diagnostic or therapeutic treatments and prognosis.

  • Collaborates, consults and communicates with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers and staff throughout the continuum of care.

  • Fully integrated electronic medical record (EPIC) is utilized.


Income Details:

  • Market competitive compensation.

  • Comprehensive benefits package: generous time off, annual CME allowance, malpractice insurance with tail coverage, retirement contributions, relocation & more.



  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME residency program and completion of a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship (preferred)

  • Must be board certified/board eligible in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

  • Licensed or ability to obtain Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Licensure.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain DEA certification in the State of Minnesota

  • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional collaboration abilities with partners and staff.

  • Understands and places importance on patient care/service.

  • Detail oriented and self-motivated

  • Education focused and a creative problem-solver


M Health and Clinical Partnerships:


University of Minnesota Physicians providers practice at affiliated locations under the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) shared care delivery system.  M Health represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to create a nationally renowned academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.


Community Information:

University of Minnesota Physicians is based in the beautiful Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, ranked as the #6 best place to live in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2019.  For more information about the vibrant culture, community, and recreation that Minneapolis-St. Paul has to offer, please click on the links below.


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U.S. News & World Report Ranking

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Minnesota Department of Education


EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.




M Physicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.


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Employer: University of Minnesota Physicians
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Pain Management
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