Associate Medical Director

Job Locations US-AZ-Tucson
ID
2021-2973
Category
Management (Hospice Clinical & Non-Clinical)
Type
Contract

Overview

The Associate Medical Director/Team Physician is responsible for the overall medical component of the patient care pare program, which extends to multiple locations, in the absence of the Medical Director. The main responsibility of the Associate Medical Director/Team physician is for the palliation and management of the terminal illness and all related conditions of Hospice patients. The Associate Medical Director/Team Physician must address the medical needs unrelated to the patient's terminal illness and related conditions when such needs are not met by the patient’s attending physician or other physician of the patient’s choice. The Associate Medical Director/Team Physician is also responsible to assist in the implementation and development standards of care to comply with federal and state regulations and guidelines. The Associate Medical Director/Team Physician helps implement and evaluate goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy to include the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.

 

Hospice of the West is a premier provider of end-of-life care. Our family of hospices provide quality care through our mission-oriented and patient-centric services. We are growing rapidly and are looking for skilled individuals to join us in our journey.

 

We offer excellent compensation and an industry leading benefits package that includes:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Company matching 401(k)
  • GENEROUS time-off package (20 days PTO & 9 Holidays)
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Certification Assistance
  • Wellness & Discount Programs
  • Cell Phone, Mileage, & Gym Membership Reimbursement

Responsibilities

  • Assures established policies, bylaws, rules, and regulations of the organization are followed in the program.
  • Adheres to requirements, terms, and conditions required by Medicare Conditions of Participation, accreditation organization, and federal and state statutes governing the provision of services.
  • Assumes the Medical Director's responsibilities for overall medical direction to the program including supervision of all hospice physician employees and contract hospice physicians in the absence of the Medical Director.
  • As required by the Program Director and in the absence of the Medical Director, participate in the development and implementation of the polices , emergency care and medical research.
  • In the absence of the Medical Director and if requested by the Program Director at other times evaluate QAPI plans to identify medical education needs in cooperation with the Medical Director/Program Director/Patient Care Manager.
  • Attend interdisciplinary group meetings and serve on the IDG as a medical resource, participate in patient care review conferences, comprehensive patient assessment and reassessment, and QAPI meetings.
  • Review necessary data from the referral source in order to validate the diagnosis and life-limiting prognosis established by the attending physician.

Qualifications

  • Maintain licensure, in good standing, and practice as a licensed physician in the state currently licensed to practice pharmaceuticals and medical treatments and are knowledgeable about the psychosocial and medical aspects of hospice care.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years' experience in a health care setting.
  • One (1) year experience in hospice care team or in another setting managing the care of terminally ill patients.. Preferred but not mandatory.
  • Maintains DEA registration for the appropriate group of controlled substance activities.
  • Participates in ongoing medical education activities related to the medical care of hospice patients.
  • Not excluded from participating in Medicare/Medicaid or any federally funded program.

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