Memorial Healthcare System is seeking a general physiatrist interested in cancer rehabilitation to join the team of general and sub-specialized adult and pediatric physiatrists at the Memorial Rehabilitation institute. All candidates should be BE/BC in PM&R and while not mandatory, those with fellowship training in cancer rehabilitation are strongly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will provide outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation to cancer patients and survivors to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses including fatigue, weakness, poor endurance, decline in balance, postural changes, joint stiffness pain, difficulty with walking, numbness in hands or feet and scar tissue reduction. An interest in teaching is also welcomed, as Memorial Healthcare System accepted its first year of PM&R residents in the summer of 2018.
As cancer treatment improves, the number of cancer survivors continues to grow. To meet the needs of an increasing cancer/survivor population, a cancer rehabilitation specialist is able to work in concert with the oncology team(s) to coordinate care and maximize patient outcomes. The cancer specialist can focus on common ailments, which can lead to significant dysfunction if not addressed properly and timely, that may arrive during chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or after surgery. Proper utilization of a cancer rehabilitation specialist can lead to improved patient outcomes from both an oncologic perspective, being able to complete cycles of treatment on time, as well as a rehabilitative perspective, minimizing pain, improving function, and returning to an active lifestyle.
This is a full-time employed position with the multispecialty Memorial Physician Group. The position offers competitive benefits and a compensation package that is commensurate with training and experience. Professional malpractice and medical liability are covered under sovereign immunity.
About Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute includes a beautiful, 89-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit which averages more than 2,300 admissions per year. The inpatient program is situated within an acute hospital, allowing our patients access to critical care services and emergency treatment should the need arise. The multidisciplinary team approach is progressive, using some of the latest in advanced technologies within a modern yet homelike environment. Our rehabilitation unit, recognized as a premier provider of rehabilitative care, addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and psychological needs of our patients to help maximize their efforts to regain independence. The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute also offers three outpatient centers throughout the county to accommodate the community. As part of Memorial Healthcare System, the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute is dedicated to providing high-quality services to residents of South Florida and beyond.
About South Florida
South Florida offers a dynamic urban/suburban lifestyle with an abundance of cultural and recreational amenities, miles of beautiful beaches, top-rated golf courses, zoos and wildlife refuges, a vibrant arts community, museums and world-class dining. South Florida’s high quality of life – including year-round summer weather, exciting multiculturalism and no state income tax – attracts new residents from all over the country and around the world.
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About Memorial Healthcare System
Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the United States. A national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction, Memorial has ranked 11 times since 2008 on nationally recognized lists of great places to work – in Modern Healthcare magazine, Florida Trend magazine and Becker’s Hospital Review, just to name a few.
Memorial’s facilities include its flagship, Memorial Regional Hospital, one of the largest in Florida; Memorial Regional Hospital South; Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the only freestanding children's hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties; Memorial Hospital West; Memorial Hospital Miramar; Memorial Hospital Pembroke; and Memorial Manor, a US News five-star-rated nursing home.
Memorial’s work environment has been rated by employees and physicians alike as an open-door, inclusive culture that is committed to safety, transparency and, above all, outstanding service to patients and families.