Hospice Medical Director
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit health and well-being organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 28 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 49,000 employees, 12 hospitals, 2,500+ physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 1,000+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and senior care services.
ProMedica`s senior care division, formerly known as HCR ManorCare, operates 335+ assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers, memory care communities and hospice and home health care agencies. Services are provided in 26 states and currently operate under the brand names Heartland, ManorCare, ProMedica and Arden Courts. Over the next 18 months, the senior care entities will begin to rebrand to ProMedica.
Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address and lead in social determinants of health, champion healthy aging and cultivate innovative solutions. For more information about ProMedica senior care services, please visit www.promedicaseniorcare.org.
ProMedica Senior Care (formally known as Heartland) is recruiting for a Medical Directorto join its outstanding hospice team. This is a great opportunity to broaden your career and make a meaningful impact on patients, families, and your community during this critical moment in people s lives. This is a contracted hospice physician role, thus it can be supplementary to your current practice and responsibilities.
Our ideal candidate has at least three years previous experience working with geriatric patients and a background in hospice, palliative, family, internal, emergency, or geriatric medicine or a related field. It is important for the candidate to have a good understanding of the healthcare continuum in which these services are offered. Comprehensive training and support will be provided to help the candidate become a local Hospice expert.
The Hospice Medical Director is responsible to provide administrative, management, and medical services required to ensure the adequacy and appropriateness of the care rendered to hospice clients. This includes supervising the delivery of services provided by the employed hospice Nurse Practitioners in their given agencies, and offering advice, service, and consultation in person, by telephone, and through written reports and statements in accordance with currently accepted professional standards and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Additionally, the Medical Director is accountable to the Governing Body and the Hospice Administrator to develop, maintain, and monitor the standards of medical care of the agency. The Medical Director will act as liaison with members of the local community, both clinical and non-clinical, and will assume overall responsibility for the medical component of the agencies client care programs. As an active member of the management team, the Medical Director is responsible for oversight of the regulatory and clinical aspects of the local hospice agency programs and supervises the associated Hospice Team Physicians activities. Further, Hospice Medical Directors organize and assume overall responsibility for the medical component of the hospice, and are actively involved with business development and agency program.
Licensed to practice Medicine in the State
- Currently licensed as a physician to practice medicine in the state.
- May be Board Certified in a related specialty and have expertise in the medical care of terminally ill individuals.
- Palliative Care and Hospice certification is not required but welcomed.
- Must have an unrestricted DEA License and be able to prescribe Level 2 Narcotics
- Holding staff privileges at a Medicare Certified hospital is preferred.
- Must be a participating Physician with Medicare/Medicaid