Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician

December 2, 2019


Transitions LifeCare
Raleigh, NC, United States


Join a well-established and growing Hospice and Palliative program! Transitions LifeCare is seeking an enthusiastic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician who is eager to practice comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Medicine services, in a high quality and professional environment. Successful candidates will embrace a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Transitions LifeCare is the leading provider of hospice and palliative care in the research triangle and provides the full continuum of care from inpatient palliative consultations, to community based palliative care, home health, and hospice, including a 30 bed inpatient hospice unit.

We are currently providing inpatient palliative care at two hospitals, educating palliative care fellows in partnership with University of North Carolina, and expanding to include a pediatric program. Our integrated electronic clinical records system assures superior access to clinical information across the continuum of care for every patient.

Job Summary
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician provides the medical component of the Hospice/Palliative Care Programs. The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician provides assistance in the maintenance of appropriate medical policies and standards to meet agency, state, federal and accreditation requirements. The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician works collaboratively with the Transitions LifeCare medical staff and acts as a liaison to the Physician Community. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Responsibilities what you do
Provide consultative, supervisory and direct patient care utilizing pain and symptom management interventions that are based on agency and NHPCO standards.
Provide consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care of the patient to the extent that these are not met by the attending physician.
Provide Palliative Care Consultation and Hospice visits to patients in residential facilities, home settings, Hospice Inpatient Facility and hospitals.
Participate in the development, review, and modification of comprehensive plans of care with other members of the patient care team.
Provide education of staff and coworkers as well as community professionals as requested
Participate in activities that educate the medical community about the services of Transitions HospiceCare and Transitions PalliativeCare.
Participate in the establishment and review of medical policies and procedures governing hospice/palliative care according to need.
Participate in physician on-call schedules to ensure that physician services are available 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
In conjunction with the patient’s Attending Physician, certify patient prognosis at the time of admission.
Review/recertify patient prognosis for continuing hospice services on HMB/HMC patients as appropriate.
Be responsible for pharmacy utilization for patients under your care.
Attend weekly IDG meeting as a full and active participant. When the Attending Physician is not available to meet the medical needs of the patient, will provide the staff with appropriate medical direction for the patient.
Perform other duties as assigned by Chief Medical Officer

Expectations how you do it
TL Core Values are exemplified in all interactions with internal and external customers.
Adheres to TL policies, procedures and guidelines.
Adheres to NHPCO Ethical Practices and the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics.
Abide by the regulatory requirements of the North Carolina Medical Board
Abide by the Laws regulating the use of Controlled Substances
ACHC Standards (as interpreted by TL)
Hospital and Facility By-laws, Rules, and Regulations

Requirements what you need
Meet and maintain credentialing requirements for acceptance to TL and community hospital staffs
Graduate of certified medical school with MD or DO degree, followed by residency training and Board certification in a specialty suited for hospice and palliative medicine
Licensure in North Carolina
Current narcotic license
Current CPR certification.
Maintain CME requirements for hospital staff and NC Medical Board
Must work toward acquiring prerequisites for Board Eligibility and passing the National Board Examination in Hospice and Palliative Care.
Must have and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License, maintain automobile insurance coverage and have access to reliable transportation.


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