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South Carolina Regional Medical Director - Leadership Role

Company: Hospice Of Laurens County
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

VIA Health Partners is an industry leader and top-10 nationally ranked provider of end-of-life care. More importantly we are proud to be a community based, not for profit hospice & palliative care provider. We have deep community roots, with decades of experience serving ALL patients and families needs regardless of their ability to pay or their medical complexity. We are a people first organization whose funds go to serve our mission.Due to our significant growth, we are looking for amazing new staff who share these same values. Apply now and be a part of our success story.We provide excellent benefits including:Medical, Vision, and Dental plans through BCBS28 days of Paid Time OffExcellent mileage reimbursement rate403b Retirement plan with matchingFocused programs honoring Veteran patientsAssistance with achieving Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (CHPN)Best Orientation and Onboarding program youve experiencedSeasoned Hospice leaders guiding your career growthEssential FunctionsClinical CareProvides hospice/palliative care consultation in the acute care setting, long term care or home setting and palliative and end-of-life care issues.Serves as a representative of VIA Health Partners Palliative Care Program in external workgroups and committees whose focus is to create and implement palliative care programs.Makes home visits/patient assessments and interventions on patients who have complex symptom management and/or psychosocial issues or when requested by the interdisciplinary group.Provides supervision and direction for hospice/palliative care physicians and other advanced practice clinicians.Reviews patient eligibility for services including admission and re-certification.Develops measures to ensure the most effective and economic patient interventions.Attends/Serves on interdisciplinary team as medical resource.Oversees the certification/recertification process, playing several roles to ensure the process is being conducted appropriately.Participates in the development, review, and modification of comprehensive plans of care with other members of the team.Cares for patients utilizing pain and symptom management interventions that are based on hospice/palliative care established guidelines and standards.Serves as a medical resource for VIA staff.Acts as a role model and provides consultation for attending physicians.As the only Medical Director in the organization, this position may have a physician designee to sign/authorize in his/her absence.Community Relations/EducationProvides education for community physicians on the principles of hospice and palliative medicine.Serves as liaison between VIA and community physicians.Collaborates with long-term care facility (LTCF) medical directors who have contracts with VIA.Participates in professional organizations related to hospice and palliative medicine.Assists in the education and training of medical and nursing schools in the community.Assists with continuing education programs.Assists in the development and/or actively participate in research protocols in hospice and palliative care.SupervisionParticipates in the interview and the hiring of Medical Services staff.Assists in the orientation of Medical Services personnel.Evaluates the competency of Medical Services practitioners on an annual basis.Reviews medical service practitioner documentationParticipates in the medical services on-call schedule and provides physician back-up to advanced practice clinicians.Administration and ManagementActively participates in audits of claims denials by fiscal intermediaries and other third-party payors.Participates in hospice/palliative care performance improvement (PI) activities.Assists with the development and review of policies and procedures for clinical care, emergency care and medical research.Works with AVP Medical Services to develop the annual budget for Medical Services.Assists with quality improvement, as appropriate.Additional responsibilities.Adheres to VIAs Core Values that are listed in the Employee Policies, Practices & Benefits Handbook.Ensures that VIAs professional reputation is maintained and projected.Assumes responsibility for professional development and staying abreast of current trends in their field. Incorporates new information and methods into practice.Maintains current professional licensure/certification, (CPR certification and CEUs if required.)Understands that everyone is our customer and strives for a positive and productive relationship.May perform other duties as required.Minimum QualificationsA Doctoral Degree in medicine (M.D.) and current active NC Board of Medicine practicing physician license required.Minimum 2 years experience in hospice and palliative care and certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. In lieu of current Hospice & Palliative Medicine board certification must become certified within 1 year of hire date.Computer proficiency is required.#LI-MC1by Jobble

Keywords: Hospice Of Laurens County, Columbia , South Carolina Regional Medical Director - Leadership Role, Executive , Lexington, South Carolina

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