Medical Director

Cadre Hospice

Cadre Hospice

Medical
Cleveland, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Cadre Hospice seeks to expand access to the hospice benefit, especially among underserved populations. In addition to traditional go-to-market channels, Cadre plans to partner with at-risk medical groups to integrate upstream and offer a comprehensive palliative care program to patients nearing end of life. Cadre combines a unique pre-hospice care model, proprietary patient identification algorithm, partnership mindset with provider groups and best-in-class hospice operations to offer the most comprehensive end-of-life care solutions to patients.

We are seeking an experienced Hospice Medical Director to lead the medical component of our agency in its mission to provide exceptional hospice care services. The ideal candidate will be an MD or DO with experience assuming the 24/7 overall responsibility of the hospice program's medical component. Primary duties include completing certifications of terminal illness, providing consultation during interdisciplinary group meetings, and coordinating care with attending physicians for relief of burdensome symptoms when needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide eligibility assessments, certifications, and recertification to Hospice's eligible patients to include Face-to-Face (F2F).
  • Reviews and certifies patients' medical eligibility for hospice services in accordance with hospice program and medical policies.
  • Provides oversight of physician services provided by all contracted physicians for the agency.
  • Approves patient admission orders in accordance with Medicare/Medicaid Hospice regulations.
  • Consults with attending physicians as needed, regarding pain and symptom management.
  • Coordinates with the attending physician to provide medical care to patient if attending physician is unavailable or unable to retain responsibility for the patient's care.
  • Provides consultation to the interdisciplinary team (IDT) on medical care issues at the weekly team conference and via telephone.
  • Reviews and signs each patient's admission and team plan of care within the required time frame.
  • May make home visits to patients as needed upon request of attending physician, Executive Director and/or Patient Care Director and writes appropriate orders for the patients.
  • Chairs the Medical Advisory Committee for the agency.
  • Maintains patient rights and dignity. Assures the care of the dying patient, optimizing his/her comfort and dignity.
  • Completes and submits documentation timely and accurately according to Agency policy.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an accredited medical school required.
  • Valid state medical licensure with prescriptive authority where the hospice is located, without restrictions required.
  • One year of experience with hospice and palliative care required.
  • Certification in a relevant specialty such as hospice and palliative medicine highly preferred.
  • Experience in medical leadership roles, such as supervising other physicians or leading a clinical team preferred.
  • Understanding of federal and state regulations related to hospice care, including Medicare standards and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for coordinating with other healthcare professionals, counseling patients and families, and leading an interdisciplinary team.
  • A strong commitment to the philosophy of palliative care, which focuses on optimizing quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering.
  • Ongoing participation in continuing education to stay updated with advances in palliative care and end-of-life medical practices.
  • Commitment to the organization's mission and values, with a passion for providing compassionate care to patients and families facing end-of-life issues.

Cadre Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.