The general focus of the Palliative Care Medical Director is to lead the palliative care team by improving the quality of life experience of the patient, his or her family and caregivers. With the ability to provide hands on care as needed focusing in controlling and managing physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs throughout the continuum of care. The Palliative Medical Director will provide knowledge enrichment to the team and the patient-family unit. Allowing the patient and family members to make well-informed care decisions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar or related assignment.
Position Summary Collaborates with the Interdisciplinary team in providing world-class end-of-life care to patients in accordance with federal regulations and the strategic direction. Some travel required within service area.
- Maintains knowledge of and compliance with current Medicare/Medicaid, state/federal rules, and regulations for professional services (palliative care, advanced disease management, transitional and chronic care).
- Ensures compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation and other state regulations govern the provision of healthcare.
- Complies with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements in accordance with federal, state and organizational policies.
- Assumes responsibility for personal growth. Develops, maintains, and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance at seminars, conferences and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
Manages Palliative Care team by providing medical expertise on:
- Standards of medical care for palliative patients
- Eligibility and ineligibility of referred patients
- Disease management and pain and symptom management of palliative patients
- Physician-to-physician relationships and leadership
- Clinical and public education regarding palliative care
- Guidance to palliative NP or nurse as they provide direct patient care
- Training health care professionals in the principles of palliative care
- Engaging in activities designed to increase awareness of and availability of access to palliative care services
- Provides telehealth consults based on identified criteria and patients need.
*May require travel within the local county to patient’s home as needed. If using own mode of transportation must have a valid drivers license with an active automobile insurance according with state and/or organization requirements.
- Board certified Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician
- D or D.O. Licensure in Florida
- Board Eligible or Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- CPR/BLS/ACLS certification
- Geriatric board certification desirable
- Experience in care of terminally ill patients
- Excellent communication skills, ability to build collaborative relationships, and provide education to colleagues, patients, and families
- Administrative health care experience desirable