We are looking for a talented individual to join an amazing team at VNA Care! We have an opportunity for Hospice Medical Director to join our Hospice & Palliative Care Team!
Who You Are:VNA Hospice & Palliative Care's Mission is to provide the right care with kindness and compassion every day for every person we serve. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Hospice Medical Director is responsible for the medical component of patient care. You have the opportunity to work with our clinical team to offer quality care along with support and guidance to patients and their families. Your expertise allows the teams you support to focus on helping patients experience high-quality care at the end of life while also facilitating and influencing the interdisciplinary team's approach addressing the patients' and their loved ones emotional and spiritual needs. What greater gift is there than helping someone approach their final days with comfort, peace and dignity?
Functions & Responsibilities:
Reviews clinical information for each Hospice patient: primary terminal condition, related diagnoses (if any) current subjective and objective medical findings, current medication and treatment orders and information about the medical management of any of the patient's conditions unrelated to the terminal illness.
Provides written certification that it is anticipated the patient's life expectancy is 6 months or less if the illness runs its normal course within established Network policies and procedures.
Performs an admission history and physical for patients who have no other physician.
Maintains liaison with the patient's attending physician, encouraging the patient's attending to provide primary care to his/her patient in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Assists in developing the Plan of Care for each patient/family with the coordination of the patient's physician.
Attends and actively participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
Maintains 24 hours, 7 days per week medical coverage when attending physicians or physicians designated to act in the attending physician's absence are unavailable.
Participates in establishing written, programmatic guidelines for symptom control (e.g. pain, nausea, vomiting or other symptoms).
Participates in hospice performance improvement (PI) activities.
Available to perform Palliative Care Consults/Assessments in the home, in a hospital and in skilled nursing facilities.
Provides medical oversight to Hospice Physician, Hospice back up physicians and nurse practitioners.
Represents the values and mission of the Hospice program among physician colleagues and the community at large
Educates community physicians on the principles of Hospice and Palliative medicine.
Upholds the compliance objectives and policies and procedures of the Foundation and Subsidiaries.
D. or D.O
Licensed to practice in Massachusetts.
Hospice and Palliative Care certification preferred.
How We Know You're A Good Fit:
Minimum 3 years of medical practice.
Experience in hospice and/ or palliative care.
Experience in supervising other Hospice physicians and nurse practitioners.
We offer a competitive benefits package to all part-time and full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision and 401k
Mission: We provide the right care with kindness and compassion every day for every person we serve. Vision: Transforming Care to Improve Lives.
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