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Hospice Medical Director

Company: Custom Home Health
Location: Troy
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Hospice Medical DirectorAt Custom Hospice, we settle for nothing less than the best people, the most caring and competent clinicians, and the highest level of professional standards. We have worked hard to create an environment where our people feel empowered and motivated to go the extra mile for our patients and their families. We believe that when employees feel fulfilled and cared for, they provide unparalleled care that has become the foundation for our reputationCustom Hospice - Elevating expectations, elevated care.Why Custom

  • Generous Salary and Benefit package
  • Investment in training and technology
  • Unparalleled culture of caring
  • One on One care with patients
  • Flexible scheduling
  • We have fun!Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Administrative:Provides oversight of the medical services of the program to ensure an adequate and qualified medical staff for clinical service and coverage needs.Provides guidance to the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and Ethics Committee in the resolution of conflict and ethical issues.Establishes guidelines and parameters for acceptable medical research.Utilizes appropriate resources to maintain knowledge and skills for the hospice care in all settings including regulatory/reimbursement guidelines and integrates into clinical practice.Assists in the development and review of clinical protocols and emergency care procedures and patient care policies.Participates in quality improvement initiatives and programs; identifies opportunities for quality improvement in patient care and safety.Clinical:Ensures that physician and/or midlevel practitioner staffing and processes are in place and sufficient to accomplish the following:Reviews patient eligibility for hospice services; certifies patients meet medical criteria for admission and recertification based on available prognostic indicators.Assists the interdisciplinary team (IDT) in developing and implementing a plan of care that is coordinated with the attending physician.Provides coverage and support to hospice staff for provision of medical services in the absence of the attending physician or after normal business hours.Renders the necessary medical management, in consultation with the attending physician, consistent with the plan of care and the patient?s needs.Acts as a resource to hospice staff, patients, family members, and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control measures.Performs home visits and visits for inpatient hospice services related to patient assessment and care as needed and appropriate.Education and Community Support:Acts as a liaison to physicians in the community and provides for consultation and education to colleagues related to admissions criteria for hospice and palliative care.Ensures provision of continuing education for direct-care hospice staff.Other Job Functions:The following is a list of responsibilities of this position, but is not intended to cover all dutiesthat this position may be required to perform from time to time.Demonstrates understanding of hospice philosophy and pain and symptom management.Works with diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values; maintains appropriate professional boundaries.Demonstrates understanding of team approach and communication.Contributes to positive atmosphere; demonstrates positive interactions with internal and external customers.Demonstrates ability to be a productive member of a high performing team.Provides timely and appropriate response to internal and external customer needs.Participates in meetings and quality assurance and program improvement activities as required.Assists with orientation of new staff as assigned.Offers suggestions to improve policies, procedures, and services in appropriate manner and time.Demonstrates knowledge and support of agency?s safety and OSHA policies. Demonstrates use of safety judgment on a case-by-case basis. Utilizes proper body mechanics and safe working techniques and reports unsafe environments/practices to supervisor in a timely manner.Demonstrates understanding of HIPAA Privacy Standards and related Agency policies.Demonstrates understanding and compliance with agency policies, including but not limited to, documentation, continuing education, attendance/work schedules and required HR documentation, State and Federal policies and procedures, laws, and regulations.
    • Registered nurse in the State with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State.
    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing. Master's degree in hospice preferred.
    • Three years of management experience in a hospice or related health care organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel.
    • Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.
    • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order.
    • Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of business management, governmental regulations and ACHC standards.

Keywords: Custom Home Health, Troy , Hospice Medical Director, Healthcare , Troy, Michigan

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