The University of Vermont Health Network
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Palliative Care Leadership

Specialty: Palliative Care
Category: Physicians
Schedule: Part Time
Facility: Porter Medical Center
Location: Middlebury, VT
Nicholas Cosentino
Provider Recruiter
Job Description

Palliative Care Leadership Opportunity at Porter Medical Center

Join Our Mission of Compassionate Excellence in the Heart of Vermont

Situated in scenic Middlebury, Vermont, Porter Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a remarkable view of the Green Mountains. Porter is also proud to have Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, which features a memory care unit, long-term care, and a rehabilitation unit. As the second-largest employer in the county, we take great pride in our mission: to care for our neighbors, friends, family, and visitors with compassion and excellence, one person at a time.

Role Overview:

·         Lead and oversee our Palliative Care program and provider team, focusing on high-quality care and outstanding customer service. This position will support patients in the hospital, outpatient setting, and Helen Porter Nursing Home.

·         Collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams to ensure safe, reliable, and patient-centered medical care.

·         Represent the Palliative Care program at Porter Medical Center and within the UVM Health Network.

·         Collaborate with in-house support from a myriad of subspecialties, including OB, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and more.

Who We Seek:

·         Medical Degree.

·         Board Certified or eligible in Palliative Care.

·         Demonstrable leadership and management experience.

·         Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to forge strong and respectful relationships across the network.

Position Details:

·         0.75 FTE.

·         Daytime position with occasional consultation services after hours.

Why Join Us:

·         Be part of an innovative team, striving to redefine care delivery models to align with Value-Based Care.

·         Employed position with a full UVMHN benefit package.

·         Opportunity for a regular rotation supporting Helen Porter Nursing Home.

·         Located 35 miles south of UVM Medical Center, with efficient EMS protocols for rapid patient transfer.

Porter Medical Center is located adjacent to the Middlebury College campus, offering a diversity of cultural and recreational activities. Enjoy skiing at the Snow Bowl, hiking, cycling, and more, all while achieving a fulfilling work-life balance.

Lead with Compassion. Inspire with Excellence. Join Us Today.

For a detailed engagement discussion and application, please proceed to: Porter Medical Center Careers.

The University of Vermont Health Network complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, place of birth, HIV status, national origin, religion, marital status, age, language, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or obligation for service in the armed forces.


  • Generous starting bonuses and relocation assistance
  • Competitive salary with RVU production model
  • Loan forgiveness programs
  • Stipend considerations
  • Great comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid time off (PTO): 29 days annually
  • CME reimbursement with 5 additional PTO days
  • Malpractice coverage
  • J-1 to H-1 immigration legal support

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Quality of Life

Located just miles from the western border of Vermont and just 30 miles south of Burlington, you’ll find the quintessential Vermont experience in the bustling college town of Middlebury. You’ll feel like you just stepped into a New England tourism magazine as you stroll down a tree-lined main street with local shops, farm-to-table eateries, craft breweries and boutiques. Middlebury College adds a thriving arts scene with museums and galleries, theater, great music performances and lectures from scholars from all over the world. The area’s surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes offer an abundance of recreational activities with nearly limitless biking, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, skiing, fishing and boating.

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Diversity and Inclusion

As a leading health care organization that employs thousands and directly works to improve the health of more than a million people in our two-state region, we are resolutely committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our practices and our communities.

As a medical institution that focuses on care, research and training, we have a professional and moral obligation to not only understand humanity, but to embrace and care for it without bias or discrimination. That starts within our own workforce by actively promoting diversity and inclusion within our clinical and academic communities with a culture that supports and encourages respect for every individual and that recognizes and values our diverse backgrounds.

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