• Medical Director-Hospice

    Category
    Admin
    Job ID
    2018-3872
    Type
    PRN
    Location Name
    Signature Healthcare at Home - Medford Home Health
    # of Openings
    1
    Address
    834 South Front St
    City
    Central Point
    State
    Oregon
  • Overview

    Now Hiring! 

     

    PRN/On-Call Hospice Physician (5 to 10 hours a week)

     

    Signature Healthcare at Home - 834 South Front St - Central Point, Oregon 97502

     

    The Hospice PRN/On-Call Physician is responsible for the medical direction of the hospice program and providing clinical leadership and expertise to the hospice IDG, for the purpose of improving patient medical care and palliation. The Hospice Physician is responsible for facilitating a culture of collaboration among all medical and nursing staff involved with hospice patient care and will be dedicated to the Mission, Values and Care Commitments of SIGNATURE HOSPICE and embrace and demonstrate our mission: “To Enhance The Life Of Every Person We Serve.”

    Responsibilities

    • Reviews, coordinates and oversees the management of the medical services for a hospice program and care for hospice patients, which includes but is not limited to medical diagnosis, prognosis, medications, procedures and clinical course.
    • Facilitates communications and works effectively between Signature Hospice employees/volunteers, patients/families/caregivers, physicians, vendors, and other departments and professionals as appropriate.
    • Reviews and evaluates cases through a variety of means such as home visits, conferences, and record reviews; consults with patient's attending physician as needed and appropriate.
    • Provides hospice services directly to patients in the patient’s home or other setting, including but not limited to a nursing facility, assisted living facility, residential care facility, or adult foster home, that is considered to be the patient’s home and/or in a hospice owned facility, for example Signature Hospice House, as needed and appropriate.
    • Completes, maintains and submits/synchronizes accurate and relevant clinical notes and electronic documents regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
    • Reviews and signs medication/procedure orders, certification/recertification of terminal illness orders, admission to hospice owned facility and any other supplemental orders as indicated and as allowed but State and federal regulations.
    • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of State and federal medical practice regulations and hospice standards; serves as a resource for appropriate organization personnel and community medical personnel.
    • Be responsible for assuring that established policies, by-laws, rules and regulations of the organization are followed in the program.
    • Assists and supports QAPI committee with identifying quality indicators, proposing implementation of programs to address identified indicators and evaluating and monitoring outcome measures for effective care.
    • Reviews, accepts and abides by the Signature Hospice Medical Staff By-Laws.
    • Adheres to all policies, standards and State and federal regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, infection control, fire, security and risk management.
    • Performs in a cost-effective manner with respect to utilization of organization resources.
    • Provides leadership and formal/informal education to staff and community through inservices, case conferences and group discussions on Hospice philosophy, criteria, medical services and pain/symptom management.
    • Consistently represents Signature Hospice with integrity and professionalism to all internal and external customers.
    • Actively participates as a member of the IDG and attends IDG meetings, staff meetings, department meetings, inservices, QAPI activities, Safety committee and other related activities as necessary.
    • Devotes such time and attention as is necessary to fulfill his/her duties and responsibilities.

    Qualifications/Skillsets

    • Current MD/DO in the State of practice without any restriction or subject to any disciplinary or corrective action.
    • Certification in hospice and palliative medicine is desirable.
    • Completes process for membership appointment to Signature Hospice Medical Staff.
    • Understands hospice and the services provided to patient and family/caregiver.
    • Intimate knowledge of Medicare Hospice Benefit.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license and have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.
    • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • Demonstrates good communication and public relations skills, autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.
    • Possess basic computer skills and knowledge of office technology

    Please apply on line for this position here:

     

    https://careers-4signatureservice.icims.com

     

    Lee Whitlock

    Signature Healthcare at Home – Director of Recruiting
    Tel: 971-224-2512 |C: 503-329-2802 | F: 1-866-859-5350

    LWhitlock@4signatureservice.com|www.4signatureservice.com

    Hospice | Home Health | Home Care

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