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Are you ready to make a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families? Snowline Hospice is seeking a dedicated Team Physician to join our dynamic team of healthcare professionals. If you're passionate about providing compassionate end-of-life care, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Your Passion: Physician (Contract and part-time up to 20 hours/week + on call rotation) 

Who We Are: Snowline is a non-profit organization serving the western slope of El Dorado County and the Greater Sacramento Region. For over 40 years, our deep roots in the community have allowed us to foster a strong network of local resources and partnerships. We have built a strong reputation of excellence by providing personalized, compassionate, high-quality care tailored to the needs of each patient and family. At Snowline Hospice, our core values guide everything we do. We value teamwork, contribution, service and excellence. We are a team of dedicated, dynamic professionals committed to providing the highest level of care which continues to be reflected in our exemplary patient satisfaction surveys and quality measures.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Snowline is committed to creating a workplace that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and fosters a sense of community. We are committed to providing exemplary, culturally competent care for our patients. At Snowline Hospice, we approach our work with sensitivity and compassion, and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for every member of our team.

Why Choose Us: 

  • Flexible scheduling: We offer flexible scheduling options, including part-time and full-time positions, as well as day, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • Team Building: We are committed to maintaining a positive, collaborative workplace culture which prioritizes team building and joy through employee events, recognition and celebration of each other. 
  • Market Benchmarked Salaries: As a non-profit provider, we conduct regular market benchmarking salary surveys of comparable organizations to ensure our salaries remain both fiscally responsible and competitive. 
  • Pay Rate: $128-$150/hour, depending on experience.

Responsibilities: As a Team Physician, you will work in conjunction with the Clinical Director, the Medical Director and the Interdisciplinary Team. The Team Physician provides expertise in the clinical aspects of hospice and palliative medicine and is a medical resource for the hospice & palliative care teams. the Team Physician assumes medical oversight over patients assigned to the Interdisciplinary Team. Consults with and cooperates with patient's attending physician, makes required patient visits, attends weekly team meetings, and participates in on-call support. Your duties may include: 

Clinical Services:

  • Consult with attending physicians and hospice staff to ensure that pain and symptom management for patients is effectively and expeditiously accomplished
  • Assure that all patients receive needed medication for symptom palliation, which may include the writing of triplicate prescriptions
  • According to Medicare Conditions of Participation (COP), review necessary data from the referring physician source to determine certification/recertification of a terminal illness (life expectancy of 6 months or less); recertify terminal status for patients at 60 and 90 day intervals as required by Federal and State regulations
  • According to agency standards and COP, make patients visit in their homes, inpatient facility, nursing facilities, and residential care facilities 
  • Offer advice and information to staff and referring physicians on medical interventions consistent with hospice and palliative care philosophy and the plan of care 
  • Occasionally provide direct service in unusual or emergency situations
  • Facilitate a collaborative relationship with the attending physicians so that patients receive care that meets their needs and is reflective of the hospice and palliative care philosophy

Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration and Communication

  • Ensure the continuity of care to each patient by overseeing and guiding the delivery of medical care among the Interdisciplinary Team members
  • Serve as a medical resource, providing consultation to the Interdisciplinary Team
  • As needed, participate in the development, revision and review of the Comprehensive Plan of Care for patients
  • As needed, attend weekly Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Doctorate degree in medicine or osteopathy from an accredited medical school
  • Physician duly licensed under the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code
  • Obtain and maintain hospital privileges at local hospitals preferred
  • Demonstrate knowledge and well developed skills in the medical management of advanced irreversible disease, palliative medicine, pain and symptom management, psychosocial care of patients/families and principles of hospice concept of care
  • Hospice and palliative medicine board certified preferred
  • Ability to work effectively within an Interdisciplinary Team
  • Possess and maintain current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
  • Maintain current CPR Certification
  • Possess Current California Driver License, auto insurance, and a dependable automobile

If you are a physician who embodies compassion, competence, kindness, and effective communication, and dedicated to providing exceptional patient care, support, and education, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of those facing advanced irreversible diseases. Snowline offers a wonderful team environment that truly provides QUALITY patient care. We are highly recognized and the visionary leaders for palliative care in our community. 

Snowline has two offices located in beautiful El Dorado & Sacramento counties with convenient access to Lake Tahoe & the San Francisco Bay Area. Apply today to learn more! Snowline Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Description
$128-$150/hour, depending on experience.