Angels Care Hospice is now looking for a Medical Director for
our new location in Midland, TX.
The Hospice Medical Director will organize and assume overall
responsibility for the medical component of the hospice patient
Certifies that the patient meets the medical criteria for
hospice admission based upon available diagnostic and prognostic
Works with the admission team to provide guidance when a
question of hospice eligibility arises.
Signs appropriate documentation to indicate the approval of
Collaborates with the IDG to ensure that the medical needs of
the patient are met and provides oversight of the plan of care.
Collaborates with the patient’s attending physician to develop
and update the patient’s plan of care, to identify needs not met by
the attending physician, and to ensure pain and symptom management
Ensures the provision of direct medical services to patients
either directly or through arrangements, as appropriate, in the
absence of the patient’s attending physician.
Attends IDG conferences.
Participates in the plan of care development and manage
oversight of medications and treatment.
Works in a team approach with the IDG.
Reviews and develop protocols for treatment and propose the most
current options for interventions.
Supervises Associate Medical Director(s) and associated
alternate delivery sites
Provides oversight and supervision of other hospice physician
staff and physician extenders, if applicable (e.g. oversight of NP
doing the hospice face to face)
Provides medical coverage and support after normal business
hours when RN on call is unable to reach an attending
Responds to nurse’s pages after-hours when scheduled to be
Provides needed medical guidance
Prescribes needed medications.
Serves as a medical resource to hospice staff, patients,
families, and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom
Reviews the clinical information for each hospice patient and
provides written certification that it is anticipated the patient’s
life expectancy is six months or less of the illness runs its
normal course considering the following: primary terminal
condition, related diagnosis (es) 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
Provide verbal certification within two days of patient
admission to hospice program
Reviews clinical information prior to the recertification period
and provides written recertification of terminal illness for
subsequent benefit periods
Responsible for the medical component of the hospice’s patient
Attend and actively participate in the Agency’s QAPI committee
meetings, which shall meet as frequently as required by applicable
state and/or federal law
A Doctoral Degree in medicine (M.D.) or (D.O.) and current,
unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of