If you have a passion for people and a desire to provide outstanding care and comfort to patients and their families,while working within a professional team focused on clinical excellency, then Alive may be the right place for you!
Alive is currently seeking a Hospice & Palliative Care Physician to join our team! This opportunity offers the full spectrum of inpatient palliative, inpatient hospice, and home hospice care.
Alive is the only non-profit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services in Middle Tennessee. Its mission is to provide loving care for people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives. This includes in-home and in-patient hospice care, grief support, advance care planning, outreach, support to underserved communities, education, financial assistance, and a comprehensive volunteer program. A pioneer in the “good death” movement, Alive established the third hospice in the nation in 1975. Today, it remains true to its roots as an innovator and leader, helping individuals live fully during the final stage of their journey.
The ideal candidate will be fellowship trained and board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The physician will be responsible for quality, continuity, and delivery of Hospice & Palliative Medicine services; will help develop clinical and support staff; will insure clinical standards and outcomes are met as well as ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and Joint Commission and NHPCO standards; and perform in a manner which aids the agency in meeting its Mission.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sees patients in palliative medicine consultation as required.
Collaborates in developing plan of care with attending physician as well as other members of the team.
Participates in the development of palliative care programs in institutions where Alive Hospice & Palliative Care provides services, as required.
Serves as collaborating physician for Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners.
Serves as a medical resource to Hospice & Palliative Care clinical staff via phone or beeper.
Serves as a liaison between staff and attending physician.
Serves as a Hospice & Palliative Medicine representative to the medical community informing physicians and other health care professionals of the availability and scope of agency’s services.
Collaborates with the CMO, Clinical Coordinator, IDT, and COO to continually improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care and to enhance the work lives of the employees.
Participates in education of nursing students, medical students and residents.
Participates in community education programs, professional organizations and legislative activity as needed.
Maintains and develops knowledge of evolving hospice and palliative care philosophy and practices.
Promotes the advancement of hospice and palliative care knowledge by participating on the appropriate committees of the State and National Organizations.
Participates in Hospice & Palliative Care Continuing Education.
Assists Hospice Team Medical Directors when needed
Participates in 24 hours a day, 7 day week on-call physician coverage. In addition, he or she is available to staff unable to reach the attending physician or designated physician on-call.
Attends team meetings as assigned.
Reviews records of incoming hospice patients for eligibility for hospice care and for inpatient level of care.
Other duties may also be assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy from accredited school of medicine. A minimum of four years of medical experience preferred.
Reliable transportation necessary. Demonstrate ability to effectively manage human and material resources. Respond calmly and competently in stressful or crisis situations. Demonstrate ability to guide project teams and analyze systems.
Communication and Relationship Skills: Exemplifies high level of written oral and listening communication skills, always respecting patient confidentiality.
Agency Policy and Philosophy: Communicates and supports agency mission and values in all professional interactions.
Quality and Performance Improvements: Participates in new and continuing programs designed to monitor and improve quality and performance relevant to the mission and philosophy of Alive Hospice, Inc.
Teamwork: Functions consistently and collaboratively as an integral part of Medial Services and other teams (committees, etc.) bringing experience and education to contribute to optimal team functions and outcomes.
Ethics: Demonstrates a high level of work, personal and professional ethics.
Internal Number: HPP
About Alive Hospice
Turn Your Calling into a Career at Alive
Do you have a calling to change the world one patient at a time? Are you looking for the team that will do it with you? Do you want your next employer to have standards as high as yours?
If so, Alive could be the place for you. Excellent people seek out opportunities with us because they want to be part of a strong and compassionate community that is making lives better by making deaths better.
Alive is Unique in End of Life Care
As the only nonprofit provider of end of life care in Middle Tennessee. Our approach is community-oriented, and our culture is deeply supportive.