Physician

Primary Care Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Suncoast Hospice

Location: Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

Description:

 

Suncoast PACE Primary Care Physician

 

The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (Suncoast PACE) serving Pinellas county in Florida is seeking a compassionate and dynamic physician who will serve as a primary care physician for the PACE clinic in Pinellas Park, FL.

 

 

SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Medical Director, provides primary care and continuous medical coverage, directly provides services to Suncoast PACE program participants.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan, care for, and provide services to frail elder participants according to assigned responsibilities and Suncoast PACE standards.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Performs in person comprehensive history and physical on new Suncoast PACE participants.  Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant.
  • Conducts an in person reassessment semiannually and as needed.
  • Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.  Interacts with team members to meet emergent and acute need of participants.  Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.
  • Evaluates and treats participants during acute illness.
  • Oversees and manages participant’s use of medical specialist and inpatient care.
  • Refers participant to the hospital when necessary and. collaborates with the   Interdisciplinary team to coordinate discharge.
  • Refers participants to medical specialist as indicated, communicates and follows up with specialist regarding outcome of visit.
  • Manages all care of participants in the nursing home:  Provides regular visits as dictated by nursing home standards and participant need.  Performs telephone contact with nursing home staff as required; refers nursing home participant to hospital when necessary.
  • Participates in rotating night and weekend call.
  • Provides regular visits on an as needed basis to members in the hospital, nursing home, ALF  and their residence.  
  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.
  • At the direction of the Executive Director and the Medical Director, reviews medical outcomes/statistical and utilization data, including reviewing of necessity of hospitalizations, and use of specialists.  When problems are identified works with the Executive Director and Medical Director to establish best practices. Also works with clinical staff and interdisciplinary team to make appropriate procedural and or operational changes to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the health of participants.
  • Completes documentation of appropriate diagnostic coding.
  • Advises the Executive Director and Medical Director in ways and means to establish better accountability. Suncoast PACE services to participants and referral sources, keeps Executive Director and Medical Director aware of needed material and human resources as program expands.
  • Assists with the development of policies and procedure, standards of care; performs on-going monitoring and evaluation of patient care practice and service delivery; provides guidance and training to staff regarding medical and quality assurance issues.
  • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
  • Follows all Suncoast  PACE Policies and Procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.
  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional licensure and certifications.
  • Provides information about Suncoast PACE Program to interested individuals and groups in adherence to PACE regulations.
  • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested.

 

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

 

EOE/AAP Employer.

Drug Free Workplace.

 

 

Position Requirements:

1. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

2. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

3. Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.

4. Skills and Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of current concepts, theories and practices related to home and community-based care for the elderly and disabled adults.
  • Working knowledge of health care delivery and financing systems, including Medical, Medicare, waiver programs, prospective and capitated systems, public health programs and HMO/Managed Care.
  • Working knowledge of the PACE regulations desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and work within the interdisciplinary setting.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the PACE program and the agency.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direction and supervision to ARNP.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Education:  Medical Doctor with emphasis in geriatrics.  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Geriatric medicine desired.  Current state license and DEA registration required.  Meets requirements of 42 CFR Part 410.20.
  • Experience:  A minimum of one year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Geriatric medicine
  • Florida state license and DEA registration

 

 

Apply:

To apply, email megantolliver@nullthehospice.org or fax your resume to (727) 523-4110.

Palliative Care Pediatric Physician – PRN

Type of position: Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician

Date Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Suncoast Hospice

Location: Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

Description:

 

PRN position – One team meeting and calls during the week – approximately 5-7 hours on average. We currently have this position set up as an employed position but would consider private contractors as well. 

 

The Hospice Physician is an employed physician who provides medical care and treatment for the patients served by Suncoast Hospice Pinellas County care teams.

 

+ Provides physician direction and guidance to the Suncoast Hospice program to assure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families.

 

+ Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meeting, performs certification, recertification, provides symptom control expertise, performs clinical visits in the home or inpatient setting and provides regulatory visits to meet recertification requirements.

 

+ Serves as an educator and researcher of hospice care.   

 

Join us in our mission.

Your Life. Our Life’s Work.

 

 

Position Requirements

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties recognized specialty that deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Pediatrics
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Minimum of three years post graduate medical practice experience
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and automobile insurance as per agency policies
  • Ability to make home/residence visits
  • Basic keyboarding and computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word or comparable programs
  • Must be or become a member in good standing of the medical staff of an accredited hospital within the service area of Suncoast Hospice

 

EOE/AAP/Disability/Vet Employer
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:

To apply, email megantolliver@nullthehospice.org or fax your resume to (727) 523-4110. 

Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: 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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review patient admission prognostic indicators to determine hospice appropriateness at time of  admission
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by 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 in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care
  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient’s attending physician
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the company whose referring physician desires such services
  • Care for patients in the company’s inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet assigned productivity goals.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to company committees
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects
  • 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
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency
  • Complete timely medical documentation of all patients seen who are cared for by  physician
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by company staff
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff
  • Promote company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO’s, hospitals, and other referral sources
  • Attend company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant company committees*
  • Represent company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums*
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer as indicated
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed by the Medical Director*
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all company patients
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the company’s care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage of the company’s program
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

 

Apply:

To apply, follow the link:

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*83896DEDE02C71E8

Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: 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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review patient admission prognostic indicators to determine hospice appropriateness at time of  admission
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by 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 in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care
  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient’s attending physician
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the company whose referring physician desires such services
  • Care for patients in the company’s inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet assigned productivity goals.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to company committees
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects
  • 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
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency
  • Complete timely medical documentation of all patients seen who are cared for by  physician
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by company staff
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff
  • Promote company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO’s, hospitals, and other referral sources
  • Attend company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant company committees*
  • Represent company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums*
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer as indicated
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed by the Medical Director*
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all company patients
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the company’s care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage of the company’s program
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.*

 

Apply:

To apply, follow the link:

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*98EE2B93707ED2B3

Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: 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.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review patient admission prognostic indicators to determine hospice appropriateness at time of  admission
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by 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 in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care
  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient’s attending physician
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the company whose referring physician desires such services
  • Care for patients in the company’s inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet assigned productivity goals.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to company committees
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects
  • 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
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency
  • Complete timely medical documentation of all patients seen who are cared for by  physician
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by company staff
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff
  • Promote company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO’s, hospitals, and other referral sources
  • Attend company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant company committees*
  • Represent company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums*
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer as indicated
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed by the Medical Director*
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all company patients
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the company’s care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage of the company’s program
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

 

 

Apply:

To apply, click on the following link: 

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*98EE2B93707ED2B3

Team Physician, PT

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Hospice Program: Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

Location: 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778

Description:

 

The Team Physician, PT is responsible to the Medical Director. 

 

Location: Orange & Osceola Counties, Florida

 

The PT must provide direct medical care as needed to patients in their homes, nursing homes, Hospice Houses and in the hospital, as well as provide 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 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:

To apply, click the following link: http://www.cshospice.org/