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Company: Amorem
Location: Lenoir
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description:HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, INC,POSITION DESCRIPTION OUTLINE Hospice Physician - Lenoir, NC / LocationFulltime - Exempt POSITION SUMMARY:Provide direct physician services to hospice and palliative care patients and coordinate clinical care EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:North CarolinaExperience in palliative care medicine preferred KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of careAbility to work on an interdisciplinary teamAbility to work a flexible scheduleWillingness to work with patients/families regardless of race, color, creed, age or sexual orientation. Must respect their beliefs and philosophy with an attitude of openness and receptiveness Initial And Ongoing:Complete Hospice volunteer/staff training programComplete Hospice orientation programObtain 12 hours of continuing education per year, including mandatory safety in-serviceAttend minimum of six staff meetings per yearAttend IDG meeting in High CountryAttend palliative care team meetingsContinuing education hours required to maintain current physician license DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Adhere to strict confidentialityAdhere to safety policy and practicesComplete physician log on a timely basis and submit to supervisorCooperate with all government agencies and outside auditorsComplete annual TB screeningAssure all license, certifications, continuing education information and any other required documentation are submitted to human resources and kept currentMaintain up-to-date documentation required and specified in Hospice policy and procedurePerform other duties assigned by medical directorServe as medical consultant to the board of directors, the chief executive officer and the director of nursing services in the implementation of the clinical program reflecting Hospice philosophy, mission, principles of practice and goalsServe as a consultant to Hospice staff and volunteers regarding clinical care issuesServe as liaison to attending physicians for consultation on medical management and resolution of conflicts over appropriate care to be prescribed and delivered under the professional and financial responsibility of the hospice programParticipate with the director of nursing services or designee in determining initial and ongoing patient medical eligibility for patient care unit and home care programPerform hospital consults at Caldwell Memorial, Watauga Medical Center, Cannon Memorial and Ashe MemorialPerform home hospice consults in High Country and CaldwellProvide direct physician services to patients in the patient care unit and proceduresRotate 24-hour call of physician services and complete all on call dutiesBe available to make house calls as determined necessary by primary teamMake and document all face to face visits for High Country hospice patientsComplete Primary Plan of Care for assigned patientsComplete death certificates as appropriateComplete initial certification and recertification of patient's terminal condition in a timely manner to meet the Hospice Medicare Conditions of ParticipationSupervise and back upHigh Country nurse practitionersAct as physician consultant for licensure, Medicare Conditions of Participation, and accreditationServe as a resource regarding Hospice medical management and as a liaison to the medical communityAssist with education/marketing with community providers PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Speech and hearing skills necessary for telephone interaction and face to face contactVisual acuity to read chart and physician's ordersAbility to stand and walk for long periods of timeManual dexterity to establish IV sites, manipulate tubing, and other patient care suppliesWith assistance, ability to lift and support an average of 150 lbs.Ability to sit as required to perform dutiesAbility to pull/push, and bend frequentlyAbility to squat, kneel, climb, and balance Requirements:PI208304587

Keywords: Amorem, Gastonia , Physician, Healthcare , Lenoir, North Carolina

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