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Homestead Hospice Medical Director - Part-Time in Greenwood, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Administrator shall assign responsibilities to the Medical Director in consultation with the Medical Director, Director of Nursing, and others as appropriate. Responsibilities shall be enumerated in a job description and attached to the Medical Directors employment agreement. The job description may be modified from time to time by mutual agreement between the Administrator and Medical Director.

The medical directorship is a position of active participation and clinical leadership. The medical director is the primary physician representative and leader of the interdisciplinary team, to include but not limited to RN, SW, Chaplain, Hospice Aide Oversight of physician services in the hospice is generally considered to be the responsibility of the medical director. The medical director should complement the primary physician’s care, work closely with the assistant medical directors, act as a medical resource to IDT members, and assure overall continuity of the hospice program’s medical services. These services, to meet general medical needs, must be provided by the hospice to the extent that they are not met by others. The most important aspect of physician services is that the individual receives appropriate measures to control uncomfortable symptoms.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an approved medical school.
  • Licensed to practice in the state.
  • Eligibility and/or certification by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine desirable; willingness to obtain certification within three years is required.
  • At least two years Hospice experience.
  • Understanding and acceptance of hospice principles of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and well developed skills in:
  • Medicine, oncology, pharmacology, ID, FEV
  • Palliative, Pain and symptom control
  • Psychology of loss
  • Continued Education in these areas can be obtained at the AMDA annual symposium, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) meetings, National Hospice Organization (NHO), Hospice Association of America (HAA), as well as other national organizations.
  • Experience with ethics consultations preferred.
  • Experience with quality improvement methodology preferred. Responsibilities:

  • Administration, Adequacy and appropriateness of service

  • Clinical Duties
  • Admission and Certification
  • Assurance of quality care. Adequacy and completeness of records
  • Staff Education qualifications and utilization
  • Hospice Medicare regulations We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.:
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