Hospice Physician


Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 170 days ago

  by    Nina Mathews

This job is no longer available.

We are looking forHospice Physician for our client in Sunnyvale, CA

Job Title: Hospice Physician

Job Location: Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

  • Required Hospice Physician

Job Summary:

  • Assumes overall responsibility for the medical component of the patient care program
  • Assesses appropriateness of admissions, certifies terminal prognosis and participates in establishing, reviewing and revising plans of care for Hospice patients
  • Participates in development of in service education and quality assurance programs
  • Acts as a medical resource/liaison to physicians and health care providers and acts as a resource for and member of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG)
  • Provides oversight for the clinical component of the Hospice patients care
  • Certifies that the Hospice patient is considered terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less, if the terminal illness runs its normal course
  • Assures availability of physician services to hospice patient care staff for emergency situations in the event that the patient's attending physician is unavailable
  • Arranges for coverage of duties, if unable to perform these duties, assuring that covering physicians comply with all requirements of this job description
  • Assists in development of in-service education and quality assurance programs
  • Actively participates as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Attends regularly scheduled Physician meetings
  • Participates in the development of protocols and standards of practice for the hospice physicians
  • Complies with all agency compliance requirements, such as maintaining a current PPD
  • State license status must be currently active
  • Minimum 1 yearexperiencerequired


  • Physicians,
  • Hospice and Palliative Care


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