Alive is seeking a Medical Director to join the Palliative Care Services Team!
The Medical Director will be responsible for medical quality and continuity and delivery of services. Develops clinical and support staff. Ensures clinical standards and outcomes are met. Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, JCAHO and NHPCO standards. Performs in a manner which aids the agency in meeting its Mission. Works closely with the Director, Palliative Care Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews medical records for eligibility of hospice admission or continuation of services for the patient according to N.H.P.C.O. established guidelines and agency criteria, in consultation with CMO as needed.
Collaborates in developing interdisciplinary plan of care with attending and consulting physicians as well as IDT.
Makes provisions for/attends team meetings as assigned.
Provides clinical service coverage as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer. Assignments include call coverage (some weekends) for all palliative care programs and hospice call coverage in rotation with hospice physicians on a regular basis.
Ensures proper documentation and coding for appropriate reimbursement.
Serves as a liaison between Palliative care staff and attending physician.
Serves as a palliative representative to the medical community to inform physicians and the other health care professional of the availability and scope of agency’s services.
Collaborates with the CMO, Director, Palliative Services and CEO to continually improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care and to enhance the work lives of the employees.
Participates in education of nursing students, medical students and residents.
Participates in community education programs, professional organizations and legislative activity as needed.
Maintains and develops knowledge of evolving hospice and palliative care philosophy and practices.
Promotes the advancement of hospice knowledge by participating on the appropriate committees of the State and National Organizations
Our competitive compensation package includes:
Offerings include medical, vision, dental, life insurance, disability coverage
Competitive time off plan and wellness benefits
Generous continuing medical education (CME) allowance
Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy from an accredited school of medicine. Boarded in HPM or completed a fellowship
Internal Number: MED01
We provide loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.
To be recognized as expert providers of hospice care, palliative care, management of advanced disease and grief support and to be the agency of choice for the provision of these services.
To be recognized as innovators and leaders in all aspects of end of life resources.
To influence the perceptions within the community and among medical professionals so that the end of life is accepted as a meaningful component of the human experience.
We believe death to be a natural part of life’s journey.
We believe in honesty and integrity in all we say and do.
We believe in compassion to those we serve and to each other.
We believe in respect and dignity for all.
We value competent knowledgeable staff motivated to achieve personal and professional growth.
We believe in accountability to society, our community and each other.
We believe in responsible stewardship of the resources to which we have been entrusted.
We believe in the continuous pursuit of organizational excellence.
We believe in teamwork to achieve our vision, mission and to support our values.