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Medical Director | Hospice

Assisted Home Health & Hospice

Job# 300

If you are a passionate, personable and independent professional looking for a career with high growth potential, join Assisted’s dedicated team today. Assisted is one of the leading providers of home health services with multiple locations in Southern California and Arizona.

Throughout the years, the Assisted care team has offered high quality, compassionate home health services to patients and their loved ones. Financially and strategically, we are positioned to be a key player in the industry for the years to come.

We are looking for employees who understand and exhibit accountability, honesty/integrity and respect.

Assisted has earned a HomeCare Elite Status several years in a row – come and join an elite team of homecare professionals!

Assisted Offers Our Employees a Unique Employment Package:

  • Working in the environment where you are supported by a team of skilled healthcare professionals who are committed to providing the highest levels of care where the patient comes first
  • Opportunity to promote innovative healthcare services and specialty programs
  • Our field employees enjoy flexible work hours and opportunity to work close to home
  • We offer a very competitive pay. Full-time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, 401K plan and bonus structure based on job classification. In addition our administrative positions receive a generous vacation, PTO and sick leave package, paid holidays, and much more!
  • We encourage an environment where you get to work with your friends by providing our employees with a very generous referral bonus structure
  • Assisted is dedicated to fostering a fun environment for our employees where everyone is treated like family – we have company parties, themed week events, foundation events and casual Fridays

As a TITLE you will:

  • Collaborate with hospice interdisciplinary team to ensure that the medical needs of the patient are met and provide oversight of the plan of care.
  • Certify that the patient meets the medical criteria for hospice admission based upon available diagnostic and prognostic indicators.
  • Provide educational and consultative assistance to colleagues and Attending Physicians related to admission criteria for hospice and palliative care.
  • Collaborate with the patient’s Attending Physician to develop and update the patient’s plan of care, to identify needs not met by the Attending Physician, and to ensure pain and symptom management and control.
  • Re-certify patients, as appropriate, for continuation of Medicare Hospice Benefit at appropriate levels of care.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest research and trends in hospice care and pain / symptom management.
  • Serve as a role model to peers and medical resource to hospice staff, patients, families, and Attending Physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.
  • Participate in the Hospice’s performance improvement activities, as indicated.
  • Ensure provision of direct medical services to patients either directly or through arrangements, as appropriate, in the absence of the patient’s Attending Physician.
  • Participate in plan of care development and manage oversight of medications and treatment.
  • Review and develop clinical protocols and propose the most current options for interventions.
  • Attend Hospice Interdisciplinary Group meetings and work in a team approach.
  • Act as a liaison to physicians in the community.
  • Develop and update patient care policies and emergency care procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in communications and counseling patient / family in dealing with end-of-life issues.
  • Participate in resolution of interpersonal conflict and issues of clinical and ethical concern.
  • Participate in the continuing education of all hospice staff providing direct care.
  • Establish guidelines and parameters for acceptable medical research.
  • Perform home visits for patient assessment and intervention as needed and appropriate.
  • Document assessments and care provided in the patient’s clinical record providing evidence of progression of the end-stage disease process.
  • Provide medical coverage and support after normal business hours.
  • Acknowledge patient rights including privacy and confidentiality.
  • Consistently display a professional appearance.
  • Interact with internal and external customers using positive and professional approach.
  • Assume responsibility and display reliability for the completion of all tasks, duties, communications and actions.
  • Support the mission, vision and goals of the Agency.
  • Accept other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Must have visual and hearing acuity. Must be able to communicate clearly verbally. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. May be exposed to minor hazards/communicable diseases. Physically active walking, standing, bending, lifting, and climbing stairs. Must be able to perform fully assisted transfers, with or without transfer devices (if required for the position). Must not have any back lifting/moving restrictions. Must provide proof of automobile insurance upon hire and at each renewal and maintain a safe driving record. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are able to perform the essential functions of the position.

To maintain our world class standard, all offers of employment with Assisted are contingent upon a satisfactory background check as well a physical and TB testing (if required for the position). Assisted also uses E-Verify to confirm work authorization with both the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

For any questions please email Recruiting@Assisted1.com or fax to 805-413-8557. Please specify the job title and the location of interest. Assisted is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job please visit assistedcares.com.

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