• Physician-Hospice

    Job ID
    Full Time 30
    Location Name
    Tigard Hospice
    # of Openings
    7632 SW Durham Rd
  • Overview

    Now Hiring! (Independent Contractor)


    Hospice Physician (30 to 40 hours a week)


    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday



    Signature Healthcare at Home - 7632 SW Durham Rd Suite 130 - Tigard, Oregon 97224

    When the Medical Director is not available and under the supervision of the Hospice Medical Director, the Hospice Physician will direct and supervise the clinical operations of the Hospice assuming overall responsibility for the medical component of the patient care. He/she is responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise to the hospice IDG for the purpose of improving patient medical care and palliation. The role is responsible for facilitating a culture of collaboration among all medical and nursing staff involved with hospice patient care.


    • 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
    • Facilitates communications and works effectively between Signature Hospice employees/volunteers, patients/families/caregivers, physicians, vendors and other departments and professionals as
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 by State and federal
    • 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
    • Be responsible for assuring that established policies, by-laws, rules and regulations of the organization are followed in the
    • 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
    • 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
    • Performs in a cost-effective manner with respect to utilization of organization resources 
    • Provides leadership and formal/informal education to staff and community through in-services, case conferences and group discussions on Hospice philosophy, criteria, medical services and pain/symptom
    • Consistently represents Signature Hospice with integrity and professionalism to all internal and external
    • Actively participates as a member of the IDG and attends IDG meetings, staff meetings, department meetings, in-services, QAPI activities, Safety committee and other related activities as
    • Devotes such time and attention as is necessary to fulfill his/her duties and
    • Supports mission, values and goals of Signature


    • Current MD/DO in the State of practice without any restriction or subject to any disciplinary or corrective
    • Certification in hospice and palliative medicine is
    • Completes process for membership appointment to Signature Hospice Medical
    • Understands hospice and the services provided to patient and family/caregiver.
    • Intimate knowledge of Medicare Hospice
    • Possess a valid driver's license and have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization
    • Demonstrates good communication and public relations skills, autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility and cooperation in performing job
    • Possess basic computer skills and knowledge of office technology- e.g. email and internet services, facsimile machines, telecommunications devices,
    • Can perform the Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Please apply on line for this position here:




    Lee Whitlock

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


    Hospice | Home Health | Home Care



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