Hospice Medical Director job Tucson Arizona
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Hospice Medical Director Job



Employer Name: Dependable Health Services SpiderID: 8185601
Location: Tucson, Arizona Date Posted: 11/20/2018
Wage: Negotiable - Salary Category: Social Services
Job Code: 940381
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
HOSPICE MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Tucson, AZ

Currently looking for a Hospice Medical Director to fill an opening in the Tucson Metro areas. The ideal candidate will be a Physician (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) and certified in Hospice or a related specialty.

HOSPICE MEDICAL DIRECTOR JOB SUMMARY

The hospice Medical Director will have overall responsibility for the medical component of the hospice program. They will serve as a medical resource to the interdisciplinary group, complement attending physician care, and will assure continuity of hospice medical services and appropriate measures to control patient symptoms. They may be an employee or work under contract.

HOSPICE MEDICAL DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibility for the medical component of the hospice program.
Serve as a medical resource to the interdisciplinary group, complement attending physician care, and will assure continuity of hospice medical services and appropriate measures to control patient symptoms.
Supervise all hospice physician employees and contract hospice physicians
Collaborate with the IDG to ensure that the medical needs of the patient are met.
Provide oversight of the plan of care, medications and treatments.
Adhere to regulations, standards, and conditions of participation required by Medicare, accrediting body, and federal and state statutes governing the provision of services.
Certify that the patient meets the medical criteria for hospice admission.
Re-certify patients, as appropriate, for continuation of Medicare Hospice Benefit at appropriate levels of care.
Document care provided in the patient's clinical record providing evidence of progression of the end-stage-disease process.
Maintain current knowledge of the latest research and trends in hospice care and pain/symptom management.
Provide consultation and education to colleagues and attending physicians related to admission criteria for hospice and palliative care.
Review and develop protocols for treatment and propose the most current options for interventions.
Serve as a hospice champion in the community. Act as a liaison to physicians in the community.



Job Requirements:
Requirements of the Hospice Medical Director

Physician (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), licensed to practice medicine in the State
Certified in Hospice or a related specialty
Experience with end of life care
Maintain controlled substances registration with state and federal authorities
Must have the ability to demonstrate self-confidence and positive attitude toward self and others and maintain commitment and enthusiasm to goal achievement
Not excluded from the Medicare program
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing; Spanish speaking is a plus
Travel may be required, by car or airplane to local, out-of-town or state seminars, conferences or meetings
Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform and demonstrate patient care

SPANISH SPEAKING IS A PLUS!

We provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/940381-142443


Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Tonia Southam Company Type: Employer
Company: Dependable Health Services
City: Tucson
State: Arizona
Zip: 85715
Web Site: https://www.applicantpro.com/j/940381-142443

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