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Qualifications: • 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
Competencies: • 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
Job Responsibilities: • 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. • Performs other duties as assigned