Physician

Associate Medical Director

Type of position: Director (Clinical), Medical Director, Physician

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hospice Program: Tidewell Hospice

Location: 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238

Description:

The Associate Medical Director is a member of the hospice care team and is responsible for the direction and quality of the medical component of care rendered to the patient/family by the interdisciplinary team and the attending physicians accordingly.

 

Primary tasks, duties, and responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the palliation and management of terminal illness.
  2. Provides medical care interventions targeting unmet general medical needs.
  3. Conducts hospice pre-election evaluation and counseling services.
  4. Collaborates with the IDT/IDG to insure that the medical needs of the patient are met and providing oversight of the plan of care.
  5. Certifies that the patient meets the medical criteria for hospice admission based upon available diagnostic and prognostic indicators
  6. Collaborates with the patient’s attending physician to develop and update the patient’s plan of care, to identify needs not met by the attending physician, and to insure pain and symptom management and control.
  7. Reviews clinical material to document disease process, prescribed medicines, assessment of the patient’s health at time of entry, and the drug regime.
  8. Re-certifies patients as appropriate for continuation of Medicare Hospice Benefit at appropriate levels of care.
  9. Serves as a medical resource to hospice staff, patients, families and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.
  10. Insures the provision of direct medical services to patients either directly or through arrangements, as appropriate, in the absence of the patient’s attending physician.
  11. Attends and actively participates in IDT/IDG conferences as assigned, working in a team approach with other disciplines.
  12. Attends and actively participates in patient/family care conferences as requested
  13. Participates in plan of care development and managing oversight of medications and treatment.
  14. Documents care provided in the patient’s clinical record providing evidence of progression of the end-stage-disease process.
  15. Maintains current knowledge of the latest research and trends in hospice care and pain/symptom management.
  16. Participates in performance improvement programs, as indicated
  17. Provides consultation and education to colleagues and attending physicians related to admission criteria and related end-of-life care for hospice and palliative care.
  18. Develops protocols for treatment and proposing the most current options for interventions.
  19. Communicates and counsels patient/family in dealing with end of life issues.
  20. Participates in the resolution of interpersonal conflict and issues of clinical and ethical concern.
  21. Participates in the development and updating of patient care policies and emergency procedures as requested.
  22. Acts as a liaison to physicians in the community.
  23. Promotes and practices the hospice mission and values, and follows all policies and procedures of Tidewell Hospice.
  24. Participates in clinical on call rotation schedule.

Educational/Professional:

  1. M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical school and is Board Certified in a related specialty.
  2. Current Florida license to practice medicine issued pursuant to Florida Statute 458 or 459.
  3. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine strongly recommended
  4. Hospital staff privileges at one or more hospitals commonly serving patients in the service area strongly recommended.
  5. Current Florida driver’s license and auto insurance.
  6. Current Federal DEA registration.

Experience:

  1. Licensed physician in the United States.
  2. Direct clinical medical care experience.
  3. Experience dealing with palliative medicine problems.
  4. Minimum of two (2) years’ active practice out of the preceding three (3) years immediately before Associate Medical Director appointment.

 

Hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday (Also on call responsibilities)

 

Apply:

Please apply on line at http://tidewell.org/hospice/careers/job-searchapply/

Staff Physician – Fulltime

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Lakeland, Florida

Description:

As a compassionate non-profit organization for over 30 years, Good Shepherd Hospice is committed to delivering expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community of Central Florida during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care to in-home and community-based services we offer a wide range of support services to our patients and families. Our commitment to our community has created stable growth for our organization and rewarding careers for our team members. Currently, we are seeking an experienced Staff Physician. The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the company. 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.

 

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under company policy terms
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any LifePath Hospice area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Plan to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine when eligible if not already certified

 

At Good Shepherd Hopsice, our team members thrive in an environment that fosters teamwork and professional growth. Our location offers the perfect Florida lifestyle to promote the ideal work / life balance. We reward each employees’ talent with a competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

 

Apply:

To learn more about our opportunities and organization, we invite you to apply online at: https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*026C44ADB1E52230

Palliative Care Physician, FT & Pool

Type of position: Palliative, Physician

Date Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Palliative Care, LLC

Location: Temple Terrace, FL

Description:

As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health Palliative Care is committed to delivering expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community of West Central Florida during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care to in-home and community-based services we offer a wide range of support services to our patients and families. Our commitment to our community has created stable growth for our organization and rewarding careers for our team members. Currently, we are seeking an experienced Palliative Care Physician.

 

The Palliative Care Physician has the responsibility of providing high quality care and treatment of palliative care patients served by the company. S/he provides comprehensive and efficient consultative patient care and utilizes clinical expertise in decision making while promoting maximization of quality of life for the company’s patients and caregivers. S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the company’s palliative staff while assisting in maximizing access to care for eligible palliative care patients.

 

 

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under company policy terms
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any our service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Plan to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine when eligible if not already certified

 

At Chapters Health Palliative Care, our team members thrive in an environment that fosters teamwork and professional growth. Our location offers the perfect Florida lifestyle to promote the ideal work / life balance. We reward each employees’ talent with a competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

 

Apply:

To learn more about our opportunities and organization, we invite you to apply online at: https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*6AFF21C15BF40A83

Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace, FL

Description:

Fulltime and Part-time Available

 

As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, LifePath Hospice is committed to delivering expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community of West Central Florida during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care to in-home and community-based services we offer a wide range of support services to our patients and families. Our commitment to our community has created stable growth for our organization and rewarding careers for our team members. Currently, we are seeking an experienced Staff Physician.

 

The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the company. 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. Serving nearly 1300 individuals daily, LifePath Hospice continues to invest in technology and services to ensure the best patient care. With two 24 bed hospice houses, complete EMR system, in-house DME and Pharmacy, we have simplified our care process to make our sure our team members can focus on delivering the best patient care.

 

 

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under company policy terms
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any LifePath Hospice area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Plan to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine when eligible if not already certified

 

At LifePath Hospice, our team members thrive in an environment that fosters teamwork and professional growth. Our location offers the perfect Florida lifestyle to promote the ideal work / life balance. We reward each employees’ talent with a competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

 

Apply:

To learn more about our opportunities and organization, we invite you to apply online at https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*0684966FCBED1DD3

VP/Chief Medical Officer, Full-Time

Type of position: Executive, Leadership, Management (Clinical), Physician

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care

Location: Lake, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee, & Highlands Counties

Description:

Responsible for the overall medical direction of the care and treatment of patients rendered by the Hospice care teams, and consults and cooperates with patients’ attending physicians. Provides physician direction and guidance to the Hospice program, staff, contractors, and volunteers to ensure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families Provides direct medical care as needed to patients in their homes, nursing homes, and in the hospital.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Licensed as a physician in the state of Florida.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and is licensed/board-certified in primary care, oncology specialty, or other approved medical specialty, having maintained requirements for ongoing certification.
  3. Maintains active hospital privileges in a hospital within service area of this hospice.
  4. Ability to make home visits.
  5. Valid Florida driver’s license with required auto liability insurance.

 

CORNERSTONE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE, INC. Administrative offices located at: 2445 Lane Park Road Tavares, FL 32778 Covering Lake/Sumter/Orange/Osceola/Polk/Hardee/Highlands Counties. Cornerstone Hospice is a mission centered organization with a reputation for providing quality care and leading edge services. We are a family-friendly employer, offer very competitive wages & benefits, and a friendly & professional work environment.

 

Apply:

Apply online at www.cshopsice.org . 

Team Physician, PT

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care

Location: Orange & Osceola Counties, Florida

Description:

Provides direct medical care as needed to patients in their homes, nursing homes, Hospice Houses and in the hospital, as well as provides physician direction and guidance to the Hospice program, staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Licensed as a physician in the state of Florida.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and is licensed/board-certified in primary care, oncology specialty, or other approved medical specialty, having maintained requirements for ongoing certification.
  3. Maintains active hospital privileges in a hospital within service area of this hospice.
  4. Ability to make home visits.
  5. Valid Florida driver’s license with required auto liability insurance.

 

CORNERSTONE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE, INC. Administrative offices located at: 2445 Lane Park Road Tavares, FL 32778 Covering Lake/Sumter/Orange/Osceola/Polk/Hardee/Highlands Counties. Cornerstone Hospice is a mission centered organization with a reputation for providing quality care and leading edge services. We are a family-friendly employer, offer very competitive wages & benefits, and a friendly & professional work environment.

 

Apply:

Apply online at www.cshopsice.org

Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Suncoast Hospice

Location: Clearwater, Florida

Description:

At Suncoast Hospice, our employed physicians assure provision of optimal quality services to patients and support to community physicians, and they possess and maintain a current comprehensive body of knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, management and end of life care. They promote and model leadership behavior with staff, volunteers, peers, and other internal and external publics. Our Physicians create a climate that inspires passion for the work of Suncoast Hospice and encourages excellence and a desire to serve. They participate in action planning and in development of methods to meet medical services and team objectives under the strategic plan, and they participate in the delivery of efficient, quality, values-driven medical care to patients.

 

We offer a full range of benefits including: health, vision, dental, paid time off, mileage/tuition reimbursement, and peace of mind.

 

Join us in our mission.

 

Your Life. Our Life’s Work.

 

Position Requirements

  1. Doctor of Palliative, Geriatric, Internal, or Family Medicine who is Florida licensed pursuant to Chapter 458 or 459 Florida Statutes.
  2. Minimum three (3) years experience as a practicing physician.
  3. Supports and identifies with Suncoast Hospice’s organizational philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  4. Active member of the Pinellas County Medical Society.
  5. Staff privileges on the medical staff of at least one hospital in Pinellas county.
  6. Certified by the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine within two (2) years following hire.

 

Drug Free Workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Apply:

Apply online at www.suncoasthospice.org

Associate Medical Director

Type of position: Management (Clinical), Physician

Date Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Hospice of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Broward County & Hospice by the Sea (TrustBridge)

Location: Palm Beach County and/or Broward County

Description:

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN UNRIVALED OPPORTUNITY

At South Florida’s most innovative and progressive non-profit hospices

 

Provide Leading Edge Care in the Field of Serious Illness

 

We know that our Associate Medical Directors are pivotal in assuring that our patient care and satisfaction remain unmatched.  We are looking for doctors who want to practice the highest level of medicine and reap substantial rewards:

  • Excellent compensation
  • A Comprehensive Benefits Package including malpractice coverage, medical/dental/vision insurance, disability/life insurance, 403b plus defined pension plan, and vacation/sick/CME allowance
  • Outstanding vendor packages
  • South Florida’s quality of life  — No snow shoveling, relaxing ocean beaches and easier commutes
  • Support teams for physicians
  • Autonomy
  • Exposure to a broad range of medical specialists and Progressive

 

With a daily census close to 2000, you will oversee care of a diverse  population in the place the patient calls “home” — whether that be a residence, assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital or in one of our own 12 care centers.

 

We measure ourselves by what we do for these patients we serve, putting their needs above all else.  Opening access to a wide range of non-curative treatments like radiation, chemotherapy, transfusions and IV Medications to ease symptoms such as pain and nausea while receiving hospice care is a primary example of that!  We take great pride in being among the 4% of hospices in the country that do offer Open Access.

 

For the past 35 years, Hospice by the Sea, Hospice of Palm Beach County and Hospice of Broward County of have offered incomparable hospice care and recently became members of the TrustBridge continuum of services.

 

Requirements:

Qualified applicants should be board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, internal medicine, or family practice. They should also demonstrate excellent critical thinking; understand the value of a team oriented approach, sensitivity towards patient and family challenges at this difficult time and a dedication to providing compassionate end of life care.

 

 

Learn About Our Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine?

Partnering with the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, JFK Medical Center and Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Hospice of Palm Beach County offers a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME.) Fellows learn in an environment of compassion where the way things are done is just as important as the treatments themselves. Learn more at www.hospicefellowship.org.

 

 

 

Apply:

To join our dynamic team, send your CV to mbritt@nullhpbc.com. Call Michelle Britt at 561-227-5127.