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MD or DO from an accredited medical school
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
Current DEA license number
Eligible for malpractice coverage under Company policy terms
Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties preferred
Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred
Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
Mobile Driver - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy
Must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
Must be able to physically access any home in any Hospice area (i.e., navigate stairs, narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, etc.)
Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all staff:
Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
Advance electronic media skills.
Support Company research and educational activities.
Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
Leadership Success Factors:
Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly; adapt communication style to fit audience
Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals
Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management
Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources
Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources; monitor results
Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others toward task accomplishment
Work Standards: Set high goals or standards of performance for self and others; compel others to perform
Tolerance for Stress: Maintain stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition
Innovativeness: Generate and/or recognize imaginative, creative solutions in work related situations
Delegation: Allocate decision making and other responsibilities effectively and appropriately
Staff Development: Develop the skills & competencies of subordinates
Organizational Sensitivity: Perceive the impact and implications of decisions on various components of the organization
Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse
Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance
Reviews patient clinical information to determine hospice eligibility based on LCDs and Company standards at time of admission.
Works cooperatively with the Patient Access (Admissions) Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential Company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.
Documents Certifications of Terminal Illness (CTIs) that support hospice eligibility and facilitates accurate and timely ICD coding.
Makes determinations regarding relatedness of medications, diagnostic testing and procedures provided to Company patients. Provides required documentation for these determinations.
Serves as a team Physician and provide clinical expertise for one or more of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) as assigned by the Medical Director.
Develops program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the Company whose referring Physician desires such services or cannot be reached.
Provides care for patients in the Company’s inpatient facility, at home, in ALFs or SNFs to meet patient needs and productivity goals.
Participates in after hours and weekend coverage for the Company’s inpatient facilities, for Patient Access and for backing-up ARNPs seeing and/or providing telephonic coverage of hospice patients.
Completes timely medical documentation consistent with Company standards for all patient-physician encounters.
Maintains a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the Company’s care program, and maintains 24 hour, 7 days a week Medical Services coverage.