As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape. We'll help you navigate your individual experience – empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life. As we continue to grow to better serve our communities, we are seeking:
Medical Director Palliative Care - Hudson, FL (Pasco, Hernando, Citrus counties)
The Medical Director of Chapters Health Palliative Care has responsibility for the medical direction of the care and treatment of patients served by Chapters Health Palliative Care in the specific geographic region in hospitals, other health care settings, as well as outpatient clinics. The Medical Director is responsible for assisting in the ongoing development and growth of the Palliative Care Program in that region. S/he serves as liaison between the program and community partners and physicians, as well as with other health care professionals engaged in palliative care services.
Provides clinical leadership in the strategic development and operational management of regional palliative care services or programs.
Serves as a liaison between Palliative Care and its regional contracted facilities and clinics to enhance relationships and ensure that protocols, performance improvement and compliance programs are implemented appropriately.
Actively participates in the orientation and education of regional palliative care medical staff as well as addresses ongoing educational needs of staff and community partners.
Provides oversight and supervision for clinical practice of regional palliative care services including appropriate scheduling, documentation, billing and monitoring of productivity.
Provides timely direct care and oversight for clinical expertise regarding complex medical decision making and complex symptom management while identifying and addressing patient/family needs ensuring that the highest quality of palliative care services are provided to palliative care patients in contracted facilities, clinics and homes.
Participates in the development of and approval of clinical protocols and clinical practice guidelines for facilities and providers.
Supervises educational plans of fellows, residents and students who rotate with Palliative Care in the assigned region.
Assists in preparation of certification programs, as applicable, such as Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification, in collaboration with the AVP, Palliative Medical Services and Director, Palliative Care.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Leadership Success Factors:
Communication. Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience.
Initiative. Originate action to achieve goals.
Management Identification. Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management.
Judgment. Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions which reflect factual information and consideration of organizational resources.
Planning, Organizing and Controlling. Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitors results.
Leadership. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others toward task accomplishment.
Work Standards. Set high goals or standards of performance for self and others. Compel others to perform
Tolerance for Stress. Maintain stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
Innovativeness. Generates and/or recognizes imaginative, creative solutions in work related situations.
Delegation. Allocate decision making and other responsibilities effectively and appropriately.
Staff Development. Develop the skills & competencies of subordinates.
Organizational Sensitivity. Perceive the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization.
Ethics. Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse.
Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance.
MD or DO from an accredited medical school
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
Preferred: Board certification or eligible in hospice and palliative medicine
Intermittent Driver - Valid Florida driver's license and automobile insurance as per Company policy
Ability to obtain hospital and other health care facility privileges as well as make patient visits at appropriate health care facilities
Leadership skills to supervise medical staff
Knowledge of quality assurance/performance improvement practices
Internal Number: 2019-3238
About Chapters Health System
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life’s ever-changing landscape. We’ll help you navigate your individual experience – empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life.
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