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ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, HOSPICE

Company: Lifebridge Health, Inc.
Location: Westminster
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Carroll Hospice, a LifeBridge Health Partner: Westminster, Randallstown & Baltimore MD - Part Time Associate Medical Director Opportunity For more than 30 years, Carroll Hospice has served people with life-limiting, progressive illnesses in the Carroll County community and surrounding areas. Recently, Carroll Hospice has expanded its services across the LifeBridge Health continuum of care and is now searching for a part-time Associate Medical Director to join our current full-time Medical Director in the care of our hospice patients. This is an excellent opportunity for a physician with advanced knowledge and skills in the specialty area of hospice and palliative care medicine. Desired Candidate:

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings, providing clinical leadership guidance and medical expertise to the other members of the IDG.
  • Certify and recertify, as required, patient eligibility for hospice care, taking into consideration all relevant facts, including but not limited to the diagnosis of the terminal condition, other health conditions, whether related or unrelated to the terminal condition, and current clinically relevant information supporting all diagnoses. and provide expertise in the selection of data elements that are clinically relevant for the individual patient to document progression of disease.
  • Complete required narrative for certificates of terminal illness.
  • Prior to a patient's third and subsequent re-certifications, ensure that clinical findings support continued eligibility for hospice care.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing revision of an initial and subsequent comprehensive plan of care ("POC") for each patient, including interventions to manage pain and symptoms, any drugs and/or treatment necessary to meet the needs of the patient, and assist in establishing measurable outcomes for each patient based on the patient's care plan needs and in accordance to the patient's bill of rights.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of all patient care services personally provided.
  • Assume responsibility for medical care of patients receiving hospice care in conjunction with the attending physician and IDG, including providing for the general medical needs of patients to the extent such needs are not met, in whole or in part, by the attending physician, including, for example, writing prescriptions (including for controlled substances) and signing death certificates.
  • Review medication regimens of patients for effectiveness of drug therapy, drug side effects, actual or potential drug interactions, duplicate drug therapy, and drug therapy currently associated with laboratory monitoring, and assist the IDG to define and measure meaningful outcomes to assess effectiveness of interventions and medications.
  • Participate in call coverage for the Hospice Program to include once daily rounding on an Inpatient Unit. Participate in physician services to Carroll Hospice for routine and emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Confer with and advise management and staff on complex care issues or concerns involving a POC, and, as needed, contact the attending physician to resolve conflicting patient care decisions.
  • Responsible for optimizing the comfort and dignity of each patient and providing care that is consistent with patient and family needs and goals.
  • Serve as the physician designee in the absence of the Medical Director.
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Medical Director or a designee.
  • Competitive annual stipend with additional compensation provided for call coverage.
  • Eligibility for health benefits
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Professional Dues Carroll Hospice is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care. Carroll Hospice is a member of:
    • Hospice and Palliative Care Network of Maryland
    • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Join Our Talent Community! Think you might be a good fit, but not ready to apply yet? Joining our Talent Community will enhance your job search and application process.

Keywords: Lifebridge Health, Inc., Denver , ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, HOSPICE, Healthcare , Westminster, Colorado

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