Associate Medical Director
Position Purpose: Serves as liaison between PCHCV and community physicians and other health care providers to promote quality palliative care and facilitate access to PCHCV programs for appropriate patients. Provides direct medical care in collaboration with the attending physician through patient visits and verbal consultations as required or needed in all settings. In the absence of the Medical Director, fulfills the organization’s role of Medical Director and performs corresponding duties as requested by PCHCV’s Medical Director or President/CEO.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
- Assures appropriate evaluation and certification of terminal prognosis of patients at admission and scheduled review times.
- Responsible for the palliation and management of hospice patient’s conditions and disease progression.
- Attends and actively participates ininterdisciplinary team conferences and other meetings as required.
- Works closely with PCHCV staff to discuss patient care issues and provides guidance and consultation as required.
- Performs patient visits at the patient’s location based on patient need and the plan of care.
- Interacts with attending and consulting physicians as necessary regarding pain and symptom management issues, patient prognosis and palliative treatment based upon PCHCV guidelines.
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: hospice physician
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Required Degree: Doctorate
Manage Others: No
A doctor of medicine with a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine under the provisions of the North Carolina Board of Medicine. Board certified in a medical or surgical specialty which includes the care of terminally ill patients. Achieves certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine within two years of employment.
Membership in good standing on the medical staff of hospitals in the PCHCV area. Must be a qualified Medicare/Medicaid Provider.
- Must be able to perform basic life operation skills of sitting, talking and hearing.
- Must be able to perform sedentary work; and to occasionally move objects up to 10 pounds.
- Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal and to read and write extensively.
Work Environment (High Risk)
Person in this position could be at risk for exposure to infection, communicable diseases, odors, blood, excreta and/or hazardous materials. Employee will be working with terminally ill patients and/or their caregivers, which can cause periods of stress, variable workloads, flexible hours and deadlines. Must be able to travel within the community up to 75% of the time.
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