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Medical Director

Company: Angels Care Home Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

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 care program.

Description:

Certifies that the patient meets the medical criteria for hospice admission based upon available diagnostic and prognostic indicators.

Works with the admission team to provide guidance when a question of hospice eligibility arises.

Signs appropriate documentation to indicate the approval of hospice admission.

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 and control.

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 physician.

Responds to nurse’s pages after-hours when scheduled to be available.

Provides needed medical guidance

Prescribes needed medications.

Serves as a medical resource to hospice staff, patients, families, and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.

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 care program

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Doctoral Degree in medicine (M.D.) or (D.O.) and current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of practice.

Keywords: Angels Care Home Health, Midland , Medical Director, Other , Midland, Texas

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