Transitions LifeCare
Raleigh, NC, United States


Job Summary
This is a full-time professional position. The Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician provides assistance in the maintenance of appropriate medical policies and standards to meet agency, state, federal and accreditation requirements.This position will assist in providing Palliative Care Consultation and hospice care to patients in the hospital setting. This position will provide direct patient care on an ongoing basis. This position will work with the Medical Director of Inpatient Palliative Medicine to educate hospital staff and community physicians about palliative care, pain and symptom management, communication around end of life decision making, and other programs available within Transitions LifeCare. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Responsibilities what you do
Provide Palliative Care Consultation and Hospice visits to patients in hospitals as well as residential facilities, Hospice Inpatient Facility as requested.
Provide consultative, supervisory and direct patient care utilizing pain and symptom management interventions that are based on established hospice and/or palliative care guidelines and standards.
Attend IDG meetings as appropriate
Document in patient medical record to meet federal, state, regulatory, and agency guidelines.
Participate in activities that educate the medical community, hospital staff and community physicians about hospice, palliative care, pain, and symptom management, communication around end of life decision making and other Transitions LifeCare Programs.
Provide education to rotating students, residents and fellows.
Assist in data collection, forms, and outcome evaluation tools for the PalliativeCare Program as needed.
Participate in physician on-call schedules to ensure that physician services are available 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
Provide support and oversight for advanced practice providers on the palliative care team
Participate in the development, review, and modification of comprehensive plans of care with other members of the patient care team.
Participate in the establishment and review of medical policies and procedures governing hospice/palliative care according to need.
In conjunction with the patient’s Attending Physician, certify patient prognosis at the time of hospice admission when needed.
Review/recertify patient prognosis for continuing hospice services on HMB/HMC patients as appropriate.
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 DEA 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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