Feb 28, 2021

Medical Director

  • Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA

Job Description

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is searching for a Medical Director to work with our Hospice and Palliative programs.

Location: 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colo. Springs, CO 80906
Status: Full-time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5

We are the only nonprofit, community-based hospice in the area, and have been supporting our community for more than 40-years. We have a comprehensive team of hospice and palliative care experts including providers, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, grief counselors and aides that help our patients and families navigate life-limiting illness on their terms while ensuring comfort and dignity.

This is a diverse role that offers exciting opportunities in the areas of Executive Leadership, Clinical Leadership and Business Development.

Senior Leadership position that collaborates with other Senior Leaders.

- Contribute to organizational decisions regarding strategy & tactical planning

- Be the face of the organization in the community, educating our partners about the benefits of high-quality end-of-life care

- Increase access to our services through building relationships with medical leaders throughout our community

Oversight of all Medical Care

- Hospice outpatient teams, 16-bed hospice inpatient unit and palliative medicine practice

- Assure standards, quality and excellence of care is provided to the patients and families we are honored to serve

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is part of the Care Synergy network of post-acute providers across Colorado’s front range. We offer a rich, comprehensive benefit package including a 403(b) retirement match program!

Hourly Pay Range: $102.13 - $137.87

New hires are placed into a salary grade based on education, experience and equity within a position. Please note that compensation ranges are intended to be a good faith estimate of a likely hiring range for this position.

Supplemental Pay:

Expense Reimbursement:

  • Relocation

Comprehensive Benefit Package:

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance – Company Paid
  • Long-Term Disability – Company Paid
  • Medical and Dental Coverages w/ Employer Contribution
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Legal and Identity Protection
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Match
  • Vacation Pay and Sick Leave - Accrued
  • Holiday Pay with an additional Floating Holiday
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
  • Early Wage Access
  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Employee Recognition Program

POSITION SUMMARY:

Participates as a member of the Leadership Team to promote and ensure hospice and palliative care remains strongly rooted within the organization’s community. Provides leadership in three key areas defined as executive, marketing and clinical. Represents the Board of Directors, is a member of the senior executive team, and is the medical director of the organization. The Medical Director guides, directs, and is a care consultant to the Outpatient, Inpatient, and Palliative departments’ staff, the patient’s attending physician and other providers to assure standards, quality and excellence of care is provided. Fosters and maintains external relationships between the hospice and palliative care programs and other professionals and organizations engaged in health care services. Oversees and directs the physician medical staff. Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certification, preferred.

KEY Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to the President of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides assistance in planning, developing, and implementing hospice, palliative care, wellness and/or home health programs. Enhances hospice and palliative care services to physician community, the public, healthcare facilities, and other applicable organizations in the community.
  • Provides physician services consistent with hospice and palliative care philosophy. Consults with attending physicians and palliative care/hospice staff as requested to address goals of care, pain and symptom management of patient.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Services in establishing clinical protocols and processes that meet all regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Performs timely review and oversight of patient care by the medical staff and assures documentation is accurate and complete for billing purposes.
  • Performs timely review and oversight of patient care by the medical staff and assures documentation is accurate and complete for billing purposes. Attendance at Inter-Disciplinary Group (IDG) patient care meetings.
  • Responsible for the medical component of the hospice’s patient care program. If the attending physician is unavailable, is responsible for meeting the medical needs of the hospice patient.
  • Collaborates with the Development department to secure support for hospice/palliative care services.
  • Leads monthly and periodic medical staff team meetings for the operational and administrative function of hospice and palliative care services.
  • Ensures clinical protocols, utilization review, case management, quality assurance, and compliance programs are implemented according to hospice and palliative care policies.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Education: Medical degree with board certification in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency care or physical and rehabilitation medicine.
  • Minimum Experience: Five years of experience as a practicing physician in hospice, internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, oncology or related field of medicine or recent graduate from Hospice & Palliative Care residency program.
  • Required License: Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy in the state of Colorado. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Certification: Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certification, preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift minimum of 30 lbs.
  • Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients
  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Manual dexterity and mobility
  • Visual and auditory acuity

The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.