HPH Hospice has been here for you since 1984 offering quality, compassionate hospice care to everyone in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
The mission of HPH Hospice is to provide quality palliative care and relieve the suffering of those in our communities affected by life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, maintaining the highest ethical standards, so all may live as fully and comfortably as possible. At HPH Hospice, we go way beyond those basic hospice requirements to identify and meet the specific needs of each patient and family—from extra homelike touches in our two hospice houses to the hands-on bereavement care we provide to families long after their loved one has passed.
If you are seeking a career where your compassion, quality and care are rewarded, we invite you to learn more about HPH Hospice. Currently, we are seeking:
The affiliate Medical Director (MED) has overall responsibility for the medical direction of the care and treatment of patients served by its program's care teams. S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the hospice and staff to ensure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families. The MED serves as liaison between the program and community physicians, as well as with others engaged in health care services. S/he serves as an educator of hospice care. S/he or his/her designee provides direct medical care, as needed, to patients in the home and in multiple health care settings. The Medical Director supervises and manages the medical staff and contract physicians in the specified service area.
Recruit and hire medical staff, as needed.
Recruit and hire contract physicians, as appropriate, for the respective service area.
Work cooperatively with the lead Clinical Services Positions.
Serve on appropriate organizational and corporate committees.
Lead specific projects, as appropriate, and directed by the Executive Director, AVP or CMO.
Develop and monitor departmental budget.
Review and utilize monthly medical services management tool and provide appropriate feedback to staff.
Represent hospice at appropriate local, state and national forums.
Implement organizational clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice.
Assist in developing unique roles for physician extenders (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner.
Work cooperatively with AVP, Medical Services/Chief Medical Officer to ensure quality care to hospice patients.
Coordinate the work of medical staff, chair medical staff meetings, and supervise educational plans of fellows, residents and students who rotate at the hospice.
Assist in the development of written guidelines for symptom control and recommend such guidelines to appropriate committees.
Provide authorization of non-formulary medications for medical staff.
Enforce care consistent with patient/family care policies and procedures.
Monitor and advise medical staff of cost effective prescribing habits.
Participate in medical reviews, as needed, and directed by the AVP, Medical Services/Chief Medical Officer.
Respond to issues identified in Ethics Point in a timely manner, develop an action plan, and provide education/implement changes, as needed, based on findings.
Participate and lead medical staff quality assurance/performance improvement program.
Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the hospice care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day per week medical staff coverage.Clinical/Supervision
Provide supervision including feedback, both positive and negative, as well as performance reviews to the medical staff that reports to the Medical Director.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.
Provide suggestions to the IDG that foster high quality cost effective care for all patients.
Provide or coordinate direct patient hospice care through home visits, clinic visits, or inpatient care, as appropriate.
Ensure a member of the medical staff reviews the admission history and physical examination for each patient, including all available hospitalizations, office notes, laboratory data, etc.
Provide or ensure that a medical staff member will provide medical validation of the plan of care for each patient/family with the coordination of the patient's attending physician and medical staff.
Ensure the medical validation of the estimated prognosis of the patient as provided by the patient's attending physician.
Participate in decisions regarding appropriateness of admissions, as necessary.
Act as a consultant to patient's physician and other members of the interdisciplinary team, as needed.
Act as a liaison with patient's primary or attending physician. The primary physician is encouraged to provide primary care to his/her patient while the patient receives hospice care.
Ensure that each new medical staff receives appropriate orientation to the organization and are competent to serve in their medical staff position role.
Provide medical coverage or ensure medical staff coverage for each patient who is deemed appropriate and who has no attending physician.
Assist in improving the quality of medical documentation by the medical staff and ensure timely completion.
Assist in securing medical records to better determine appropriate medical care for patients.
Provide coverage in the event of absence of other medical staff coverage.
Supervise the hospice medical staff including advance practice nurses in their respective service area.
MD or DO from an accredited medical school
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
Board certification by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in a recognized specialty
Hospice Medical Director Certified required or within 1 year of hire
Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred
Minimum two years' previous hospice or palliative medicine experience
Previous medical administrative leadership experience
Expert verbal and written communication skills and public speaking presentation ability
Leadership skills to supervise and manage medical staff
Demonstrated skills in fiscal management and budget
Skilled in effective conflict resolution
Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Valid Florida driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy
Ability to make home/residence visits
hapters Health System brings a great deal to the benefit “table.” Whether you join our organization in a clinical, administrative or corporate role, the Chapters Health comprehensive benefits package allows you to customize your plan to meet your needs. Our team members receive a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. You’ll find our comprehensive benefits package truly rewarding, with the following:
Flexible spending account
Life Insurance and accidental death or dismemberment
Voluntary life insurance
Voluntary personal accident insurance
Pre-paid legal plan
Paid time off
Discover how rewarding a career in non-profit healthcare can be. When you become a member of the Chapters Health team, you’ll realized that it’s more than a job. It’s a mission. Come be part of something special and make a positive difference in the lives of patients and families every day.
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with l...ife-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life’s ever-changing landscape. We’ll help you navigate your individual experience – empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life.