Medical Director Palliative Care (Pasco, Hernando, Citrus counties)

May 28, 2019


Chapters Health System
Hudson, FL, United States


The Medical Director of Chapters Health Palliative Care has responsibility for the medical direction of the care and treatment of patients served by Chapters Health Palliative Care in the specific geographic region in hospitals, other health care settings, as well as outpatient clinics. The Medical Director is responsible for assisting in the ongoing development and growth of the Palliative Care Program in that region. S/he serves as liaison between the program and community partners and physicians, as well as with other health care professionals engaged in palliative care services.


MD or DO from an accredited medical school
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
Preferred: Board certification or eligible in hospice and palliative medicine
Intermittent Driver - Valid Florida driver's license and automobile insurance as per Company policy
Ability to obtain hospital and other health care facility privileges as well as make patient visits at appropriate health care facilities
Leadership skills to supervise medical staff
Knowledge of quality assurance/performance improvement practicesCompetencies
Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.Responsibilities of all employees:
Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
Promote the Company 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 Company 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 & 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.Job Responsibilities:
Provides clinical leadership in the strategic development and operational management of regional palliative care services or programs.
Serves as a liaison between Palliative Care and its regional contracted facilities and clinics to enhance relationships and ensure that protocols, performance improvement and compliance programs are implemented appropriately.
Actively participates in the orientation and education of regional palliative care medical staff as well as addresses ongoing educational needs of staff and community partners.
Provides oversight and supervision for clinical practice of regional palliative care services including appropriate scheduling, documentation, billing and monitoring of productivity.
Provides timely direct care and oversight for clinical expertise regarding complex medical decision making and complex symptom management while identifying and addressing patient/family needs ensuring that the highest quality of palliative care services are provided to palliative care patients in contracted facilities, clinics and homes.
Participates in the development of and approval of clinical protocols and clinical practice guidelines for facilities and providers.
Supervises educational plans of fellows, residents and students who rotate with Palliative Care in the assigned region.
Assists in preparation of certification programs, as applicable, such as Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification, in collaboration with the AVP, Palliative Medical Services and Director, Palliative Care.
Performs other duties as assigned.


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