Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, palliative home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning.
We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Medical Director to fill this key role The Medical Director is responsible for strategic leadership for the medical care of Hospice patients.
The Medical Director, Hospice is an employed physician who: 1. Reviews, coordinates & oversees and provides strategic leadership, in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), for the medical care of Hospice patients. 2. Provides direction and guidance to Empath Health and oversight of medical staff functions in all Hospice settings to assure the provision and maintenance of quality care for patients and families. 3. Acts as a liaison between Empath Health and community physicians, as well as others engaged in health services, to assure the quality of care provided to Empath Health patients and assure access for patients to hospice care and other Empath Health services. 4. Serves as an educator and researcher of hospice and palliative care. a. Assists CMO in efforts to promote evidence-based best practices throughout Empath Health. b. Assists CMO in preparation (and, at times, presentation) of information for external partners and audiences. 5. Provides direct medical care as necessary to Hospice patients in their homes, care centers, hospitals or in a variety of medical settings. 6. Collaborates with Administrative Assistant, Physician Services (AA) to ensure coverage of physician/ARNP-required services during the regular work week, as well as on call (after hours & on weekends). Fills in gaps in coverage when necessary. 7. Acts as CMO, when the CMO is absent, upon request.
8. Supervises 10-12 FT and PRN physicians.
Mission: Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services and inspiration through endless encouragement.
Vision: To be the leader in life-changing health care.
We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, stable work/life balance and opportunities to grow in your career in the healthcare field.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • MD or DO from an accredited medical school. • Licensure: Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida or able to obtain licensure in Florida. • Education and/or Experience (in addition to MD/DO): o Masters or doctoral degree (PhD) or equivalent preferred; o Minimum of five years post graduate medical hospice/palliative care practice experience [or fellowship training in palliative medicine and three years post graduate medical hospice/palliative care practice experience] o Experience in medical staff management preferred • Certifications: o Board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties’ recognized specialty that deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Oncology or Geriatrics, is required. o Board Certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is strongly preferred. o CPR required. • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management • Valid Florida driver’s license and automobile insurance as per agency policies • Ability to make home/residence visits • Basic keyboarding and computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word or comparable programs
Founded in 1977 by volunteers, Suncoast Hospice was born out of the vision of an exceptional group of people who realized the value of hospice care and wanted it for their families and neighbors. Today, their vision and mission remain the cornerstones of our work and organizational soul.
Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving those living with chronic and or term...inal illnesses, nearing the end of life, or experiencing grief. Suncoast Hospice cares for patients and helps to guide their families as they provide care and make decisions. Suncoast Hospice is community based, offering comprehensive hospice and palliative care, caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and many other programs to those it serves regardless of race, age, faith, diagnosis or financial circumstances.
Our goal is to help each person in our community maintain the best quality of life and live each day with meaning and purpose. Toward that goal, we are continue to add new programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community.