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Hospice Physician - Full Time

Company: AccentCare, Inc.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Overview AccentCare is seeking a full-time physician to join our team of professionals. We make a difference every day to patients and families coping with end of life illness in creating a center of excellence in hospice care. The physician is qualified to provide inpatient medical care to hospice patients who require hospitalization for symptom management or respite care. The physician is committed to making hospice services available to all those who would benefit and participates in on-going educational programs to increase their expertise in caring for hospice patients. In addition, the hospice physician will work effectively and communicate well with the members of the hospice team and fulfill all other requirements of the position. Physician will work with the Medical Director, appropriate Manager and Clinical Team to plan, provide and evaluate clinical care. Serve on the Business Development Team and support the Provider Relations activities of the organization in addition to input to the Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) committee. Responsibilities Review clinical material of referring physicians to document basic disease process, drug regimen and assessment of the patient's health and prognosis at the time of admission. Assist in developing the plan of care for each patient/family in coordination with the attending physician and the Interdisciplinary team. Review the active medical and/or palliative care provided in the home or inpatient setting. Act as a consultant to the patient's physician and other members of the hospice team. Act as the liaison between the patient's attending physician and the Interdisciplinary team and helps resolve conflicting care situations. Participate in making decisions regarding admission to hospice home care or inpatient care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team. Certify, in conjunction with the attending physician, that the patient's life expectancy is not expected to exceed six months. Also, recertifies limited life expectancy at appropriate intervals. Attend and actively participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings. Maintain a regular schedule of participation in all components of the hospice care program to which assigned. Assure 24/7 availability of physician coverage for routine and emergency situations, arranges coverage when unavailable with a two-week notice provided to the Medical Director for planned absences. Participate in establishing written guidelines for symptom control, pain, nausea, vomiting, or other symptoms. Assist in developing opportunities to conduct in service presentations and participate in educational programs for staff and volunteers, in addition to palliation and management of the terminal illness and related conditions. Physician will meet the general medical needs of the patients to the extent that these needs are not met by the attending physician. Attend and actively participate in patient/family care conferences when requested to do so by the Executive Director or Designee. Act as a medical liaison with other physicians in the community. Complete all written documentation in a timely manner. Qualifications A physician (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy) license to practice medicine in the state(s) practicing and is a medical staff member in good standing with admitting privileges to at least one hospital. Expertise in caring for chronically and terminally ill patients. Strong clinical, administrative and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to AccentCare's philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

Keywords: AccentCare, Inc., St. Paul , Hospice Physician - Full Time, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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