Alive Hospice is an independent not-for-profit hospice serving Nashville, TN and the surrounding counties since 1975. We are recognized as the region’s premier hospice provider and are expanding our services to include a new inpatient unit in nearby Murfreesboro, TN. We are seeking a full-time hospice physician to staff this dedicated 10 bed unit and to direct the home care team in the surrounding area. The successful candidate will join a team of more than five physicians with responsibilities in clinical care as well as opportunities to teach and participate in a range of outcomes and systems research projects aimed at advancing our field.
SUMMARY Responsible for medical quality and continuity and delivery of Hospice & Palliative Medicine services. Develops clinical and support staff. Ensures clinical standards and outcomes are met. Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, JCAHO and NHPCO standards. Performs in a manner which aids the agency in meeting its Mission.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sees patients in palliative medicine consultation as required.
Collaborates in developing plan of care with attending physician as well as other members of the team.
Participates in the development of palliative care programs in institutions where Alive Hospice & Palliative Care provides services, as required.
Serves as collaborating physician for Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners.
Serves as a medical resource to Hospice & Palliative Care clinical staff via phone or beeper.
Serves as a liaison between staff and attending physician.
Serves as a Hospice & Palliative Medicine representative to the medical community informing physicians and other health care professionals of the availability and scope of agency’s services.
Collaborates with the CMO, Clinical Coordinator, IDT, and COO to continually improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care and to enhance the work lives of the employees.
Participates in education of nursing students, medical students and residents.
Participates in community education programs, professional organizations and legislative activity as needed.
Maintains and develops knowledge of evolving hospice and palliative care philosophy and practices.
Promotes the advancement of hospice and palliative care knowledge by participating on the appropriate committees of the State and National Organizations.
Participates in Hospice & Palliative Care Continuing Education.
Assists Hospice Team Medical Directors when needed
Participates in 24 hours a day, 7 day week on-call physician coverage. In addition, he or she is available to staff unable to reach the attending physician or designated physician on-call.
Attends team meetings as assigned.
Reviews records of incoming hospice patients for eligibility for hospice care and for inpatient level of care.
Other duties may also be assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy from accredited school of medicine. A minimum of four years of medical experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current unrestricted medical license from the State of Tennessee. Eligible for malpractice insurance. Eligible for credentialing by local institution. Board eligible in Palliative Care. If required to drive to carry out the duties of this position: current drivers license and automobile insurance as required by Tennessee State Law. Current unrestricted DEA certification.
We provide loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.
To be recognized as expert providers of hospice care, palliative care, management of advanced disease and grief support and to be the agency of choice for the provision of these services.
To be recognized as innova...tors and leaders in all aspects of end of life resources.
To influence the perceptions within the community and among medical professionals so that the end of life is accepted as a meaningful component of the human experience.
We believe death to be a natural part of life’s journey.
We believe in honesty and integrity in all we say and do.
We believe in compassion to those we serve and to each other.
We believe in respect and dignity for all.
We value competent knowledgeable staff motivated to achieve personal and professional growth.
We believe in accountability to society, our community and each other.
We believe in responsible stewardship of the resources to which we have been entrusted.
We believe in the continuous pursuit of organizational excellence.
We believe in teamwork to achieve our vision, mission and to support our values.