Columbus Hospice, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been providing hospice and palliative care to patients and their families for over 40 years in a 16 county service area in Georgia and Alabama.
The Medical Director is responsible for the direction of the care and treatment for hospice and palliative care patients in home care settings, in long term care facilities, in contracted hospitals and other facilities, and in the 25 bed in-patient facility.
Doctorate Degree in medicine or osteopathy from an accredited medical school with a current unrestricted license to practice in the States of Georgia and Alabama is required.
Completed Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred.
Other essential requirements include knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, with at least a working knowledge of oncology medicine; knowledge of current hospice palliative medicine with particular emphasis on control of symptoms associated with a terminal illness; knowledge of the local medical community and the ability to enhance, by association with the hospice, the hospice's visibility and reputation with practicing physicians and area hospitals; ability to work collaboratively with the patient's primary physician to interpret the hospice program and effect optimum medical care and the ability to work collaboratively with hospice employees and others as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Board certified in primary area of medicine required
ACLS Certification required
Board certified in hospice and palliative medicine within one year of employment if eligible
DEA certificate required
Must have or be eligible for membership in good standing on the medical staff of the accredited hospitals in the Columbus Hospice service area.
Valid COVID-19 vaccine required
Influenza vaccine during influenza season required
Must possess a valid Drivers' License, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation.