Medical Director of Hospice

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/18/17
Colorado Springs, CO
Managed Care & Health Insurance
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/18/17

quality of life for the patients in our hospice program.

The Hospice Medical Director will be responsible for the overall medical direction of patient and family services. The Hospice Medical Director will Work with the Executive Director, Director of Clinical Services and Patient Care Managers to plan and evaluate clinical services. Serve on the Executive Team. Support Provider Relations activities, and provide input to the CPI Committee. Assume a leadership role on the Ethics Committee. Serves on the Business Development Team and supports the Provider Relations activities of the organization in addition to input to the Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) committee. Support the business development activities of the organization.

Your responsibilities:
* Review clinical material of referring physicians to document basic disease process, drug regimen and assessment of the patient's health and prognosis at the time of admission.
* Assist in developing the plan of care for each patient/family in coordination with the attending physician and the Interdisciplinary team.
* Review the active medical and/or palliative care provided in the home or inpatient setting.
* Act as a consultant to the patient's physician and other members of the hospice team. Act as the liaison between the patient's attending physician and the Interdisciplinary team and helps resolve conflicting care situations.
* Participate in making decisions regarding admission to hospice home care or inpatient care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
* Certify, in conjunction with the attending physician, that the patient's life expectancy is not expected to exceed six months. Also, recertifies limited life expectancy at appropriate intervals.
* Attend and actively participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings.
* Maintain a regular schedule of participation in all components of the hospice care program to which assigned. Assure 24/7 availability of physician coverage for routine and emergency situations.
* Participate in establishing written guidelines for symptom control, pain, nausea, vomiting, or other symptoms.
* Participate in educational programs for staff and volunteers, in addition to palliation and management of the terminal illness and related conditions, the Team Physician will meet the general medical needs of the patients to the extent that these needs are not met by the attending physician.
* Act as a medical liaison withotherphysicians in the community.

Required skills and qualifications:
* A physician (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy) license to practice medicine in the state(s) practicing.
* Training or experience in caring for chronically and terminally ill patients.
* Strong clinical, administrative and communication skills.
* Demonstrates commitment to Brookdale's Mission, Cornerstones, philosophy of care and organization culture.

Job #: MDHOcosCO170749b

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