Medical Director, Palliative Medicine and Hospice

Mary Washington Healthcare has an excellent opportunity for a Medical Director, Palliative Medicine and Hospice to join its team and serve as a key advisor to physician leadership, medical committees, and the palliative and hospice teams.

In addition to Commonwealth of Virginia licensure, ideal candidates will have:

  • Two years of experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Two years’ experience beyond board certification
  • Board certification or eligibility in hospice/palliative medicine (or equivalent)
  • We have a strong support staff to be able to accomplish our mission of providing each family’s hospice experience as unique as they are given their current circumstances. We do this with the utmost care and concern.


  • Skilled Nurses: Our nurses see patients regularly, provide medications, monitor activity, and serve as liaisons to physicians. 
  • Hospice Medical Social Workers: Hospice Medical Social Workers provide personalized support to patients and their families by helping them manage mental, emotional, and social challenges of illness. This specialized help includes preparing patients, families, and caregivers with current and/or anticipated needs as well as logistics to assist with managing the patient’s available resources.
  • Certified Nursing Assistants: Our hospice aides provide patients assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Spiritual & Grief Counselors: We have professional counselors and/or clergy available as needed for patient and family support. 
  • Massage and Expressive Therapists: Our music, art, and massage therapists work with patients and families to help manage stress and anxiety. 
  • Dieticians and Therapists: Our dieticians help to develop meal plans and feeding schedules for patients while our therapists help patients manage their condition. 

A great place to live and work.
We offer a competitive salary, a full benefits package and an excellent living and practice environment. An added benefit to working here is living here. Fredericksburg is one of the fastest-growing cities and our proximity to Washington, DC and Richmond offers easy access without the commute, congestion, or cost of living.  And if you get tired of the cities, the great outdoors is just around the corner with the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge Mountains only an hour away. Do you love to try new foods, breweries, and wineries?  If you answered yes, then Fredericksburg is the place for you.  With a burgeoning foodie scene, great housing options, and exceptional school choices, you will find an unmatched quality of life.  

If this sounds like a position that is a good fit for you, please contact Dorrie Steinberg at, or (804) 687-5280.

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