Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS)

Palliative Care Physician

2 years ago(3/21/2016 3:07 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Employed Physician
Shift Type
7 - Variable Start Time
If Other - Shift Slot
As directed, in-patient, out-patient, and on-call
Normal Working Schedule
As directed, in-patient, out-patient, and on-call
Orange Regional Medical Center


Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) is a nonprofit corporation located in Middletown, NY, and is the parent company for Orange Regional and Catskill Regional Medical Centers. It provides specialty services and medical programs to nearly 450,000 residents in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region and has 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. It is one of the largest health care providers in the area, with three hospital campuses and several outpatient facilities. Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) and Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) are new and growing multi-specialty, hospital-supported group medical practices with Board-certified Doctors, Board-certified Nurse Practitioners and Board-certified Advanced Practice Professionals providing outpatient and inpatient care servicing Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and beyond.  The region affords the charm and warmth of the suburbs with good schools, low taxes and a diverse community while offering a broad selection of world-class culture, shopping, restaurants, sporting venues, and entertainment for your leisure  just a short distance from New York City.


Orange Regional Medical Center has begun construction on an exciting new 153,000 square foot, five-story physician office building and a 26,000 square foot, single-story cancer center at the hospital’s main campus. When completed in the fall of 2016, the $99 million project will help relocate many outpatient services currently provided at other off-campus locations into new, state-of-the-art buildings on the existing 73-acre hospital campus in Middletown. Both new buildings will be patient-centered healing environments incorporating all the latest technology and amenities for patients and families.


Palliative care specialists focus on relieving the symptoms and stress of serious and chronic illness. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for the both patient and the family.  Palliative care physicians work with patients and their families to identify and alleviate physical and emotional pain and other symptoms associated with a serious health condition. In addition to providing expert symptom management, palliative care specialists devote their time to intensive family meetings, ensure coordinated care across health care settings, link patients and family members to support groups and other services and improve access to information so patients can make confident, well-informed decisions about their care.  Palliative care physicians work within an interdisciplinary team that typically includes nurses and social workers. Chaplains, massage therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and others may also be part of the team. The team’s goals are to control pain, alleviate psychosocial distress, address spiritual issues and meet practical needs throughout the continuum of care.  Palliative Care Physicians coordinate care across settings by improving communication among providers, particularly as the patient’s needs change.


Minimum Education:

M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy.


Minimum Experience:

3-5 years of experience in a palliative care service setting.

Required Certification/Registration:

NY State  Medical License

Board Certification Internal Medicine,

Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

BLS & ACLS certification preferred.

Physical Requirements:


Working Conditions:






Palliative Care Service of Orange Regional and Catskill Regional hospitals


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