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Hospice Physician Opportunities in the Tampa and surrounding Areas

Specialty: Hospice

Posted: Dec 18, 2018
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Job Number: 2018-2779
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Location: Temple Terrace, Florida
Degree: MD
Board Status: N/A
Fellowship Required: No
Perm/Locum: See Notes - Perm
Workload: Full Time
Position Type:
  • Hospital
Date Posted: 12/18/2018
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Hospice Physician Opportunities in the Tampa and surrounding Areas
Specialty: Hospice

Physician - Hospice Job in Temple Terrace, FL

  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient's attending physician.
  • Innovativeness: Generate and/or recognize imaginative, creative solutions in work related situations.
  • Plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Make determinations regarding relatedness of medications, diagnostic testing and procedures provided to Company patients.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all Company patients.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by Company staff.
  • Participate in after hours and weekend back-up coverage for Arnps seeing and/or providing telephonic coverage of hospice patients.
  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly.
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer, as indicated.
  • Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the Company whose referring physician desires such services.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet patient needs and productivity goals.
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in Company programs.
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by Company staff.
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to Company committees.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care.
  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
  • Current DEA number.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (Arnp, CNS, PA, etc.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Provide supervision for and engage in protocols with Arnps who are treating hospice patients.
  • The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the Company.
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency.
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management.
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by the Medical Director.
  • Provide required documentation for these determinations.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the Company's program and staff to assure the maintenance of quality medical care for patients and families.
  • Contribute to research efforts of the Company by actively recruiting research subjects.
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management.
  • Adapt communication style to fit audience.
  • Staff Development: Develop the skills & competencies of subordinates.
  • Participate in after hours and weekend coverage for Patient Access (Admissions).
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any Hospice area (i.
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities, as directed by the Medical Director.
  • Conduct educational seminars, in-services and presentations for physicians, nurses and other health care personnel whose support for and understanding of the hospice program is an integral part of assuring that the company services are made accessible to patients and families.
  • Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy.
  • Work cooperatively with the Patient Access (Admissions) Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential Company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence.
  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Represent the Company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums.
  • Participate in relevant Company committees.
  • Review patient clinical information to determine hospice eligibility based on LCD's and Chapters' Standards at time of admission.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida.
  • Work Standards: Set high goals or standards of performance for self and others.
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school.
  • Tolerance for Stress: Maintain stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
  • Attend Company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals.
  • Delegation: Allocate decision making and other responsibilities effectively and appropriately.
  • Must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule.
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs).
  • Care for patients in the Company's inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under Company policy terms.
  • Compel others to perform.
  • Complete timely medical documentation consistent with Chapters Health System's Standards for all patient-physician encounters.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance.
  • Consult to patients' primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients' hospice care and primary or other care.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the Company's care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 days a week Medical Services coverage.
  • For fastest consideration,.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff.
  • Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others toward task accomplishment.
  • Monitor results.
  • Organizational Sensitivity: Perceive the impact and implications of decisions on various components of the organization.
  • Document Certifications of Terminal Illness (CTIs) that support hospice eligibility and facilitate accurate and timely ICD coding.
  • Promote Company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO's, hospitals, and other referral sources.
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources.
  • Navigate stairs, narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, etc.