Job Posting #878 – Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Director

Hospice & Palliative Care – Medical Director

Date Posted: January 14, 2020
Job Title: Medical Director
Department: Hospice & Palliative Care
Responsible to: Hospice Director
Hours: 32 – 40 hours/week & on-call rotation
Schedule: TBD
Pay Range: TBD

Job Summary: The Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Director will use proven palliative medicine skills and leadership strengths to create an integrated Hospice & Palliative Care service which will provide outpatient consultations for residents of Lane County. The Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Director will provide rotational on-call coverage with other physicians & nurse practitioners for Hospice & Palliative Care patients as well as patients at the Pete Moore Hospice House. This role will include periodic attendance at IDT meetings.

Education & License Requirements: Current licensure in the State of Oregon as a MD or DO. Board certification in a primary specialty, as well as in Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience: Demonstrated expertise and experience beyond licensing in leadership of other healthcare professionals. Experience in hospice and palliative care is preferred, though specialty training may be provided to the right candidate. In lieu of previous hospice experience, applicants must demonstrate that they have cared for at least 10 terminally or chronically ill patients over the past year.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Utilize effective leadership and communication skills with team members that honor the core values of Cascade Health.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for individual patients.
  • Counsel with families and patients to determine long term and short term goals that align with the wishes of the patient.
  • Perform history and physical examinations for new patients, followed by periodic consultations and appropriate follow-up activities. This essential function requires above average verbal communication abilities, as well as trained palpation, auscultation, observation, and other applicable skills.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures.
  • Determine needed laboratory testing based on history and physical findings.
  • Demonstrate comprehension and problem solving skills.
  • Formulate a documented assessment and plan for each patient.
  • Dictate appropriate patient care documentation through the transcription service, utilizing a clear, audible voice, with a good command of the English language.
  • Actuate expert symptom management techniques and skills.
  • Utilize skills for managing chronic, long term illness.
  • Provide customized patient and family education.