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Hospice - Medical Director Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Grand Haven, Michigan
Closing date
May 2, 2025

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Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Trinity Health Grand Haven, on behalf of Hospice of North Ottawa Community, is seeking a full-time physician to serve as Medical Director for the Hospice program located in Grand Haven, Michigan.

The Hospice Medical Director will:

  • Be responsible for the overall medical direction of patient and family services.
  • Will work with the Executive Director, Director of Clinical Services and Hospice Supervisors to plan and evaluate clinical services.
  • Serve on the Executive Team at the program level.
  • Support Provider Relations activities and provide input to the CPI Committee.
  • Assume a leadership role on the QAPI Committee.

Essential functions include:

  • Oversee and continually evaluate the quality of medical services hospice patients receive.
  • Periodically review all policies and procedures relating to the provisions of medical services and participates in creating new policies and procedures when needed.
  • Create and maintain a network of physicians to serve the needs of hospice patients. Assure that staffing is available for making patient visits, assessments, and certification determinations.
  • Responsible for 24-hour availability on-call for patient needs.
  • Support Provider Relations activities by mentoring physicians and participating in education and promotion of hospice services to community physicians and hospitals.
  • Review the active medical and/or palliative care provided in the home or inpatient setting.
  • Act as a consultant to the patient's physician and other members of the hospice team. Act as the liaison between the patients attending physician and the Interdisciplinary team and helps resolve conflicting care situations.
  • Determine the appropriate level of care for hospice admission in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team and the attending physician.
  • Attend in person and actively participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings weekly to discuss patient's plan of care and provide education to the Interdisciplinary Team members according to Medicare guidelines.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of participation in all components of the hospice care program to which assigned. Assure 24/7 availability of physician coverage for routine and emergency situations.
  • Assume direct medical care of patients or assign a physician to those patients. Encourage the referring physicians participation in the continued care of the patient and in the development of the plan of care.
  • Assume responsibilities for the medical care of inpatient hospice patients, if the primary physician does not have attending privileges at the inpatient facility or does not chose to remain attending physician once patient is admitted to hospice. Agrees to obtain necessary credentialing to obtain approval for rounding on inpatient hospice patients daily.
  • Participate in on-call medical coverage for hospice patients on a rotational basis with the other physicians on the roster.
  • Co-ordinate on-call physician services for hospice patients to provide coverage on a 24-hour/7-day basis.
  • Physicians expected to perform face to face physician visits to newly admitted patients, symptomatic patients, or patients requiring face to face visits for certification or re-certification purposes, on an as needed basis. (Typically, 12-15 visits per week, based upon needs of the program.)
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Requirements:

  • A physician (Medicine doctor, M.D. or Doctor of Osteopathy, D.O) licensed to practice in Michigan.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle required; must possess a valid drivers license and have access to a functional automobile during work hours.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess, plan, evaluate and analyze nursing aspects of patient/family care and work in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience/ability to lead people centered care to patients and families including the psychosocial, spiritual, and multicultural domains of care.
  • Demonstrated competence in verbal, written, and word processing communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, meet scheduling targets, and function in an autonomous manner.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right physician to lead Hospice of North Ottawa Community.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

A comprehensive compensation and benefits package is being offered for the right candidate including:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short- and long-term disability

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