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Associate Hospice Medical Director

Company: Amedisys
Location: Canton
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description - Associate Hospice Medical Director (20007026)

Associate Hospice Medical Director - 20007026

Caregiving is Our Calling

At Amedisys whether we’re caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

In hospice, you’ll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you’re looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

Schedule Contingent Primary Location United States-Michigan-Canton Organization Hospice

What You Will Do

Responsible for the overall medical direction of the hospice program. Consults and cooperates with the patients’ attending physician. Physician di rection and guidance to the IDT (Interdisciplinary Team), volunteers and other physicians to assure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families. Serves as a liaison and contact between the hospice program, community physicians and affiliated  hospitals to develop and expand the number of patients served by hospice.

• Act as a consultant to patients, physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure provision of quality of palliative care including pain and symptoms management as you collaborate with the patients’ attending physician

• Assure appropriate evaluation, certification and recertification of terminal prognosis at the time of admission and at the end of each certification period.

• Serve as the physician member of the Professional Advisory Committee.

• Conduct educational seminars, inservices and presentations to physicians, nurses and other health care audiences in order to improve quality of patient care and promote hospice services and increase access to patients.

• Available for in-house or phone consultation for acute patient clinical problems that cannot be resolved through staff, directors and primary or on-call physician and available for consultation or joint visits in hospital or home when indicate.

Required

Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree from an accredited medical school.

Current and unencumbered license to practice specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the company.

Membership in good standing on the medical staff of at least one contracted hospital.

Current CPR certification

Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits

Preferred Board certification in hospice and palliative care

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic. Benefits and More

Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:

Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options

Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions

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