Hospice Medical Director (MD or DO Required) - Richmond, VA
Location:
Richmond , Virginia
Posted:
December 13, 2017
Reference:
620412
Medical Director
At Grace Hospice, our mission is for each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Our program ensures that our patients will spend the final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity. If you are caring, compassionate, and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of the Grace Hospice team may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Some of the benefits and advantages of working with Grace Hospice Include:

  • Grace Hospice is CHAP accredited and we are Members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
  • We invest in our employees' career development and growth.
    • Comprehensive orientation programs for new hires
    • Leadership Academy meetings held off-site regularly for continuous development of our site leadership team members (Office Manager, CS, DCS, and Administrator).
    • We offer FREE Unlimited CEU's for our Nurses and Social workers; additional education courses are available to all disciplines!
  • Grace offers advancement opportunities.
    • Grace Hospice has 27 locations across the U.S. and we are growing! This growth creates additional advancement opportunities for strong performers.
    • We provide an innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.
  • Grace is founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Growth.
  • Our environment offers collaboration and provides tools and programs to enhance our team's ability to provide excellent care.
    • Our point-of-care system is state of the art: HomeCare HomeBase.
    • Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.
    • Inter-disciplinary Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.
    • Our 'Meaningful Memories' program is in development to provide exceptional patient experiences.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Medical Director is a hospice employee who is a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy who assumes overall responsibility for the medical component of the hospice's patient care program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the medical component of the hospice's client care program.
  • Be responsive to the medical community to assure high quality, appropriate and efficient utilization of hospice services.
  • Assist in investigations of important problems in patient care and clinical performance.
  • Assist the Agency in the coordination of patient care between clinical staff and patients' attending physicians.
  • Acts as the Physician Representative of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) and/or attending physician to certify and recertify for subsequent election periods that the patient is terminally ill.
  • Participates in the organization's orientation program.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Is a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
  • Legally authorized to practice medicine in the state of practice.
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A little about us:
Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate and cost-effective care to our patients through clinical leadership, outcomes management and maintaining an ethical workplace.

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