Local Medical Director - (CS16444)

Curo Health Services Fond du Lac, WI

Local Medical Director Curo Health Services is a leader in Hospice care, offering clinical excellence and integrity and insuring our patients the highest quality of care and comfort. We are a group of compassionate, driven and energetic professionals who want to provide the best clinical, emotional and spiritual support for our patients and families. We are looking for physicians who want to partner with us in an effort to provide extraordinary experiences for patients and families in our communities. The perfect partnering physician will share our passion for Hospice and Palliative Care and help us create a network by which we can successfully care for every patient's needs. DESCRIPTION: • Physician licensed by State Board of Medicine • Responsible for the overall direction and management of the medical component of care • General supervisory services • Assisting in establishing/reviewing plans of care • Serving on the Interdisciplinary Group ("IDG") • Attend and conduct training sessions • Assess patient hospice eligibility to the laws and the hospice program's admission policies and, if medically appropriate, complete terminal illness certification/recertification, in consultation with patient's Attending Physician, if any, and based upon current clinically relevant information • Assist in the completion of any necessary forms • State licensure compliance requirements for medical director duties • To the extent possible, maintain admitting privileges at one or more hospitals and nursing facilities that provide inpatient service to the hospice programs patients • Training and experience in the psychological and medical needs of the terminally ill • Acting as a medical resource for the IDG • Coordinate services with each attending physician to ensure continuity in the services provided in cases of emergency or the services the event the attending physician is unable to retain responsibility for patient care • Act as liaison with physicians in the community to educate them regarding Hospice's services and its medical policies and procedures • Facility meetings with patient family members • Keep Hospice personnel informed about the patient's needs or condition • Act as part of the local Hospice Quality Assurance Team • Provide 24 hour on-call services to hospice clinicians • Unless provided by another Hospice physician or nurse practitioner, provide face to face visits for recertification purposes beginning with the third benefit period for each Hospice patient • Determine, in consultation with the IDG team and Attending Physician, when the patient can no longer stay at home and should be moved to a congregate living facility of the patient's choosing. • Provide written physician's discharge orders for discharged Hospice patients in consultation with the patients' Attending Physician, if any • Meeting the medical needs of Hospice patients when such patients' Attending Physicians are unavailable, unless those needs are met by another Hospice physician • Consult with Attending Physician regarding pain and symptom management. • Review of all of the patient's prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies and other alternative treatments that could affect drug therapy. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of the following: (i) Effectiveness of drug therapy (ii) Drug side effects (iii) Actual or potential drug interactions (iv) Duplicate drug therapy (v) Drug therapy currently associated with laboratory monitoring. • Complete Continuing Education hours per medical license requirements and as assigned by Curo Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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