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Hospice Physician

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Charlotte Full-Time
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About our Organization

At Lower Cape Fear Hospice, our Vision is to serve everyone touched by a life-limiting illness. Our Mission is to provide the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness, support and counsel families and provide education to the community. We believe in five core Values to help us achieve our mission.

Teamwork           We promote an atmosphere that fosters creativity and learning. Creativity thrives when people work together as a team. We believe that teamwork is incredibly important for output quality, employee morale, and retention.

Commitment      We are committed to providing exceptional care and service to our customers. This is achieved by allocating the resources to increase our staff to patient ratios, thereby increasing clinical visits while lowering clinician caseloads.

Excellence          We strive to maintain a culture of excellence where staff members feel truly valued and part of a supportive team.

Compassion        We recruit and retain the most talented clinical and support staff in the area that demonstrate compassion by their sensitivity and awareness to the needs of a diverse workforce and patient population.

Respect                We pride ourselves in treating all individuals – patients, visitors, and co-workers with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

Our Locations and Service Areas

We proudly serve patients and families in private homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and our care centers located in Wilmington, Bolivia, and Whiteville, North Carolina. Our service area includes Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties in North Carolina; and Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties in South Carolina. Our corporate office is in the coastal community of Wilmington, NC.

Compensation, Benefits & Work-Life Balance

To attract, reward, motivate and retain good people, Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers a flexible work environment, a generous Paid Time Off Policy, competitive salaries at a minimum of twelve dollars per hour, sign-on bonuses for staff CNA’s and RN’s, and an outstanding benefits package to include a 403B retirement plan with employer match, and company paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance to eligible employees. Please visit our website for additional employment opportunities and more information on the variety of benefit options available to our employees.


Join us in making a difference in someone’s life!

We are currently seeking a Hospice Physician to join our well-established and well-respected organization in beautiful Southeastern North Carolina based out of Wilmington.

Wilmington offers three beautiful beaches – Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach; a scenic downtown Riverwalk, 230-plus blocks of historic district; culturally rich events, university and colleges, reasonable cost of living, and is both family and dog friendly. Live in an area surrounded by water, history and natural beauty.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a non-profit organization celebrating its 40th anniversary. Join a team of 5 full time hospice physicians along with a team of excellent staff members. Our organization offers 3 inpatient hospice care centers with designated inpatient providers. This position provides home care with the option of care center coverage and offers a CME allowance, malpractice coverage and a 403B retirement plan.

Job Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Fulfills duties and responsibilities of the hospice team physician for patients as required by the Hospice Medicare Benefit, the Hospice Medicaid Benefit, and others if necessary.

  • Performs hospice and palliative medicine consultation services for patients and families in a variety of settings and provides overall direction and coordination of the patient’s palliative care plan working with other members of the hospice care team and supervises care provided by midlevel providers.

  • Assists in planning, research, performance improvement helping to determine and implement policy concerning the medical component of the hospice and palliative care program.

  • Educates community physicians regarding state of the art end-of-life care.

  • Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently.

  • Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance program performance.

  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with all members of the team.

  • Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction.

  • Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of Lower Cape Fear Hospice daily.

  • Participants in after-hours call schedule rotation to ensure 24-hour cover of patient care.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy with a degree in medicine or osteopathy required. 

  • Current North Carolina/South Carolina practicing physician licensure required.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Credentialed member of hospital staff required.

  • Has completed an accredited residency program and has at least five years of experience in end-of-life care or maintains a board certification by ABHPM or will sit for the first available board examination for Hospice and Palliative Medicine administered within six months of hire.

Location-Service Area: Wilmington, NC

Employment Status: Full-time, Monday – Friday with very reasonable call.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is an equal opportunity employer. Lower Cape Fear Hospice will hire the most qualified applicants for positions and provide Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status or disability.


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