Make a Difference. Inspire Others. Love your Job!
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of patients with advanced complex illness?
We invite you to explore joining our team of medical professionals who specialize in the care and treatment of hospice and palliative medicine patients. Chesapeake Palliative Medicine, the medical practice of Hospice of the Chesapeake, is seeking a full time physician to provide clinical oversight and treatment of our patients across a service area of two Maryland counties to include in-home, long term care, hospital and hospice-facility settings. This physician will serve as a leader—teaching, guiding and mentoring other physicians, as well as members of the interdisciplinary team. We hold a stellar reputation in the community and are well positioned for growth. Our offices are located in Pasadena, Maryland. We care for patients in Anne Arundel County and Prince George's County. We have two positions available one, serving patients in Anne Arundel County and serving patients in Prince George's County.
POSTION SUMMARY: The Medical Director provides expertise in the delivery of hospice services through the referral process, admission of the patient or care, and throughout the course of service. The Medical Director provides oversight to interdisciplinary teams and works in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Directors, and Clinical Managers to implement the hospice program of services and the Board-approved strategic plan. The Medical Director serves as a liaison with existing and potential sources of referral, including physicians, discharge planners, and third-party payers, by education regarding end-of-life care, hospice capabilities, pain and symptom management. He/she works directly with attending physicians to advise regarding patient care questions. He/she serves as a resource regarding the Medicare hospice benefit and pertinent regulations. He/she has primary responsibility for educating the medical community and HOC service areas and about the value of hospice and palliative care.
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., on Monday – Friday. This is an exempt position. Therefore, additional hours may be scheduled and assigned as needed. Will participate in an on-call pool for night and weekend coverage (Approximately once every five weeks).
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy. Current Maryland physician’s license required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years of experience in the practice of medicine required with at least five years of medical administrative experience. Experience in a hospice or palliative care setting highly desirable.
SKILLS: Professional maturity that daily sets the tone in carrying out the responsibilities of the position. High degree of honesty, integrity and confidentiality. Current knowledge of management/administration; applicable federal, state, local regulations and statutes governing hospice operations and patient care and adequate professional development to maintain licensure. Demonstrated budget management experience and skills. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of hospice care. Ability to independently take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision-making. Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and with attention to details and deadlines and to simultaneously handle multiple projects. Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to undertake new responsibilities as assigned. Ability to deal convincingly, tactfully and effectively with administration, staff, volunteers and the public. Competency in computer skills, including word processing, database management and reporting software. Demonstrated understanding of the mission, vision and financial limitations of a non-profit organization.
Requirements: Compliant with health screening and vaccination requirements of organization and position, including Influenza vaccination annually. This position requires a valid driver's license. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs safely.