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Assistant Hospice Medical Director - Per Diem

Cornerstone VNA

Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home, health and hospice organization serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine.  The team at the VNA uses the latest technology to provide the most highly skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work, and support services in their service area.

Certified Specialty programs include Wound, Ostomy & Incontinence care, Diabetes Management and Education, Certified Behavioral Health Nursing, Certified Intravenous Therapy, Chronic Care Management, Palliative Care Consultations, a Maternal Wellness Program and Fall Prevention & Balance Therapies.  Specialty services include a Telehealth Program, an in-home health monitoring system, and Smart Care, an emergency response and communication system for patients and their families providing 24 hour, 7 day a week peace of mind and added sense of security when making the transition to homecare.

Cornerstone VNA is a center of Excellence for Home Health and Hospice Care.


Responsibilities:

The Assistant Medical Director is available as a covering physician to perform core Medical Director activities such as  confirmation of patient eligibility and appropriateness for hospice service upon admission within the first 48 hours and at each re-certification period and to support the IDG in the management of patient's pain and symptoms. Performs home visits on an as needed basis as well as at the end of the second 90-day certification period and every 60-day period thereafter. This position is per-diem, 10 to 15 hours per month.

Assumes medical care of hospice patients in emergency situations and when the attending/primary care physician is not available. Prescribes medications and treatments according to patients' care needs and in collaboration with the referring/attending physician. Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the hospice medical practices and reimbursement for services provided.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy with an active medical license
  • End of life care and pain and symptom management experience preferred, will provide training as necessary

Requirements:

  • Tolerate prolonged sitting when driving, assessing and documenting information in records of patients and necessary in-office work
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely fashion
  • Participate in other tasks related to the Agency's mission
  • Have a vehicle that is dependable, with valid insurance and have a current driver's license and vehicle registration
  • Have technology skills that will require documentation into an electronic medical records, use of email for communication and other technology devices as needed. Wireless access for documentation done at home 

Benefits:

  • AAA Coverage
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Exceptional and supportive work environment
  • Flexible Scheduling
How to Apply:

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://cornerstonevna.isolvedhire.com/jobs/86751-7231.html

Job Location:

Rochester

Date Added: September 9, 2019

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