•Retirement options via 401K with match AND 457b plan
•Generous PTO with yearly partial cash-out option
•CME time and stipend
•HPM or HMDCB certification fees and additional yearly stipend for maintaining certification
•Malpractice, state licensure, and DEA covered
•Professional dues for AAHPM, hospital staff membership, and local and state medical societies
Internal Number: 01
Serve as a member of Hospice & Community Care Medical Services and Palliative Medicine Consultants. Provide clinical and organizational leadership across settings in hospice and palliative care. Provide hospice and palliative care consultations and visits in home, clinic, inpatient unit, and hospital settings. Participate in the development and implementation of medical policies, procedures, and protocols. Comply with state and national regulations. Instruct medical students, residents, and other health professionals.
Provide consultations and subsequent visits for Hospice & Community Care and Palliative Medicine Consultants patients.
Document visits and services according to agency standards for communication and billing.
Help assure agency compliance with state and federal regulations
Consult with attending physicians and, when involved interdisciplinary teams, establish plans of care.
Provide critical thinking and clinical judgment to ensure care plans are medically appropriate, individualized to meet physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs and reflect the goals of care of patients and families receiving hospice and palliative care services.
Prescribe medications according to state and federal standards, following organizational policies for prescribing of controlled substances.
Ensure plans meet Hospice & Community Care and Palliative Medicine Consultants standards and guidelines and are consistent with accepted hospice and palliative care standards.
Participate in the provision of around-the-clock hospice and palliative medicine services, including on-call responsibilities and weekend/holiday coverage.
Represent Hospice & Community Care in interactions with physicians, hospital staff, nursing home staff, and others in the community.
Instruct medical students, residents, and other health professionals seeking hospice and palliative care education.
Provide medical direction regarding Hospice & Community Care financial responsibility for medications, treatments, and procedures.
Licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania.
Must be Board eligible and/or maintain certification in their primary specialty. Must also be Board eligible and/or maintain certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or as a Hospice Medical Director (by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board). Has demonstrated interest, knowledge, and skills in palliative care.
Team oriented with ability to provide personalized patient care as well as family support and demonstrate clinical outcomes.
Must be able to assess, evaluate, plan, and implement care in complex and life limiting situations.
Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and to motivate, lead, and provide specialized medical direction, particularly in a team setting and also in physician-to-physician relationships.
Must have working knowledge of computer based programs and have the ability to learn and navigate the computer system and platforms such as Epic, Suncoast, and Microsoft Office.
Current driver's license in the state of Pennsylvania. Able to make home visits to patients.
Member in good standing on the medical staff(s) of accredited hospitals in the Hospice & Community Care service area.
Our Mission -
To provide personalized care and comfort to help patients and families live better with serious illness through end of life.
Our Vision -
Every person living in our community will receive the care and compassion they need while coping with serious illness, facing end of life, or experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Our Values -
We value people and treat everyone with compassion, care, respect and courtesy.
We value the comfort and dignity of our patients, their families and their caregivers.
We value integrity, honesty and ethical behavior.
We value teamwork, open communication, and mutual respect for each other.
We value being part of our community.