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Qualifications: • MD or DO from an accredited medical school • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida • Minimum of eight (8) years as a practicing Physician • Minimum of two (2) years’ hospice or palliative medicine experience • Minimum of five (5) years of management/leadership experience • Board certification by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in a recognized specialty preferred • Hospice Medical Director Certified within 3 years if neither board certified or eligible by ABMS or the American Osteopathic Association • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred • Previous medical administrative leadership experience • Expert verbal and written communication skills and public speaking presentation ability • Leadership skills to supervise and manage medical staff • Demonstrated skills in fiscal management and budget • Skilled in effective conflict resolution • Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously • Intermittent Driver - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy • Ability to make home/residence visits
Competencies: • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all staff: • Represent Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. • Comply with all state, federal and local government regulations. • Comply with company policies and procedures. • Observe company's health, safety and security practices. • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within company. • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. • Promote organization through participation in community and professional organizations. • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. • Advance electronic media skills. • Support organizational research and educational activities. • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
Leadership Success Factors: • Communication. Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience. • Initiative. Originate action to achieve goals. • Management Identification. Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. • Judgment. Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions which reflect factual information and consideration of organizational resources. • Planning, Organizing and Controlling. Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitors results. • Leadership. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others toward task accomplishment. • Work Standards. Set high goals or standards of performance for self and others. Compel others to perform • Tolerance for Stress. Maintain stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition. • Innovativeness. Generates and/or recognizes imaginative, creative solutions in work related situations. • Delegation. Allocate decision making and other responsibilities effectively and appropriately. • Staff Development. Develop the skills and competencies of subordinates. • Organizational Sensitivity. Perceive the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization. • Ethics. Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse. • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance.
• Recruits and hires employed and contract medical staff. • Participates in appropriate organizational and corporate committees, leads specific projects, and participates in research as directed by the Executive Director, AVP or CMO. • Reviews and utilizes monthly medical services management tool and provides appropriate feedback to staff. • Works cooperatively with clinical positions, AVP of Medical Services, Chief Medical Officer to ensure quality care to hospice patients consistent with patient/family care policies and procedures. • Monitors and advises medical staff of cost effective prescribing habits and provides authorization for non-formulary medications. • Participates in medical reviews as directed by the AVP, Medical Services/Chief Medical Officer. • Responds to issues identified in Ethics Point in a timely manner, develops an action plan, and provides education/implement changes based on findings. • Maintains a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the hospice care program, and maintains 24 hour, 7 day per week medical staff coverage. • Provides clinical expertise and supervision to medical staff in order to ensure high quality cost effective care for all eligible patients and high quality, timely documentation. • Presents educational offerings to Physicians, Nurses and other health care personnel to ensure hospice services are accessible to all patient/families who need them. • Performs other duties as assigned.
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