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Palliative Care Physician

Monogram Health
Houston, TX
  • Expired: October 26, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

About Monogram Kidney Care Clinic

We deliver access to specialty care for patients with kidney disease where it previously did not exist. We are dedicated to improving the well-being, quality of life and health outcomes for our patients. Monogram Kidney Care supports patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease by forming deep rooted relationships and preparing them both emotionally and physically for the challenges of managing kidney disease. Monogram Kidney Care uses next generation artificial intelligence algorithms to predict necessary and timely care to promote the delay of kidney disease progression, seamless transitions to dialysis and/or pre-emptive kidney transplant. We then utilize in-home visits or telemedicine to build meaningful relationships with our patients that drive positive behavior change and optimize our patients' health outcomes.

Position: Palliative Care Physician

The Monogram Kidney Clinic is seeking a full-time physician, specialized in palliative care, to join the team due to rapid nationwide opportunities to treat members with CKD and ESRD. Treatment and oversight will occur primarily through both telehealth nationally and locally in person. This physician will connect with CKD and ESRD appropriate for conservative care and symptom management and engagement with patients who have multiple complex co-morbidities. This is an opportunity to practice medicine in a forward-looking, evidence-based environment with ample growth opportunity, alongside nephrologist committed to raising renal care outcomes nationwide.

Monogram physicians are quality-driven physicians who apply their clinical expertise in a managed care, population health context. By practicing at Monogram Kidney Clinic, they serve patients across the country through a national telehealth platform. They also engage in population health management in a sophisticated, outcomes-driven manner that promotes palliative care where clinically appropriate and focuses on patient education, autonomy, and quality of life. The Palliative Care Physician should be experienced in treating patients to reduce or control pain and debilitating symptoms and in driving discussions about goals of care, prognosis, treatment options, and advanced care planning.

This job is ideal for physicians who are forward-looking and embrace the trends toward telehealth and value-based care that rewards outcomes, rather than utilization. This physician must have experience in geriatrics and end-of-life issues, advocating for conservative care where appropriate and where evidence-based criteria show that dialysis will not by comparison necessarily extend duration of life or increase quality of life. They treat patients and follow health plan members with kidney disease and related co-morbidities.

This Monogram physician may work remotely from home, unless needed to see patients in person locally. As part of working at Monogram's national practice, they will be licensed in multiple states after joining the company. Monogram physicians work on an employed basis, full time, five days per week.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Treat and diagnose patients with CKD and ESRD
  • Reduce or control pain or debilitating symptoms on patients who have selected a palliative care pathway
  • Conduct meaningful end-of-life and treatment options discussions with patients.
  • Ensure the continuity of care for patients
  • Apply evidence-based criteria in determining the appropriateness and necessity of care; in particular, in determining whether dialytic or nondialytic care is the correct evidence-based pathway
  • Reduce unnecessary or preventable episodes of care, including hospital readmissions
  • Identify and make practical, pointed interventions to improve member care
  • Review Annual Wellness Visit assessments to ensure proper coding and provision of medical diagnoses across multiple comorbid conditions
  • Assist in the training of NPs and other providers to provide high quality care
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements
  • 1+ year treating patients with CKD and ESRD
  • Desire to practice in a forward-looking renal care environment focused on population health management
  • Demonstrated experience applying evidence-based clinical criteria
  • Experience in geriatrics and/or palliative care
  • Comfort and skill in end-of-life discussions and advance care planning
  • Experience with high-need Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid populations, as well as commercial populations
  • Experience integrating acute and behavioral health care and appreciation of social determinants of health and the value of social workers
  • Expertise in managing medication panels for complex patients
  • Licensing Requirements
    • Current state medical license without restrictions to practice and free of sanctions from Medicaid or Medicare. Willingness to become licensed in multiple states as company and patient needs require.
  • Education Requirements
    • Doctorate Degree in Medicine
    • Board Certified in internal medicine and/or geriatric medicine, hospice, and palliative medicine

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and innovative care management company that is transforming the delivery of kidney care
  • Competitive salary and opportunity to participate in company's bonus program
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible paid leave & vacation policy
  • 401(k) plan with matching contributions

At Monogram Health we believe in fostering an inclusive environment in which employees feel encouraged to share their unique perspectives, leverage their strengths, and act authentically. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those from all backgrounds and varying experiences.

Monogram Health


Houston, TX
77001 USA



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