RN / Hospice Job in Statesboro, Georgia
Company: Kindred at Home
Posted on: February 23, 2021
I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care,
uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats what our
patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home,
a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading
provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical
home care services.
At Kindred at Home, we deliver compassionate, high-quality care to
patients in their homes or places of residence. Our providers focus
on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and
emotional support to our patients and their families. Our office
staff supports our providers and our patients in real time on a
daily basis to help to improve overall patient satisfaction.
As an Associate Hospice Medical Director you are responsible for
the overall direction and oversight of the care and treatment of
hospice patients rendered by the hospice care team and provide
oversight for Plan of Care and all changes to the Plan of Care.
Implement the Plan of Care provisions to meet the patients medical
Responsible for direction and oversight of the medical care and
treatment of hospice patients rendered by the hospice care
Provides medical direction and guidance to the hospice program,
other hospice physicians, hospice staff, and volunteers to assure
the maintenance of quality care for hospice eligible patients and
Serves as a liaison between the hospice program and community
healthcare providers, in order to develop and ensure access to
hospice care for all eligible patients within the area served by
Kindred at Home Hospice.
Provides direct medical care for hospice patients, including
in-person encounters as needed and as required to patients wherever
Plan of Care
Provides input and physician oversight to Plan of Care (POC) and
all subsequent changes to POC in coordination with the
Interdisciplinary Group Meetings (IDG) and patients attending
Attends IDG meetings to review and update the POC and content of
the active medical record. In conjunction with the other IDG
members, determines if the current POC is meeting the patients
medical needs and recommends if a different course of care is
Provides ongoing assessments and input to staff regarding patients
conditions and makes changes to medications and care as needed.
Consults with and maintains liaison with the personal or attending
physician who is encouraged to provide the primary care to the
patient. The HMD may take over as the attending physician, upon the
request of the primary physician and the patient.
Responsible for evaluating the patients prognosis and the
certification and recertification of the patient, if eligible, as
qualifying for hospice care due to their terminal illness.
Responsible for timely completion and submission of required
medical documentation for patient records.
Responsible for oversight of pharmacy utilization. Reviews
patient's medications and identifies if medications are appropriate
and beneficial in light of the patient's prognosis, and if these
have potential interactions or duplicate effects. In consultation
with the patients attending physician, orders and/or recommends
additions, changes, and/or discontinuation of medications as
appropriate. Ensures, with other members of the IDG, that
prescribed medications are administered properly.
Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with statutes,
regulations, and interpretive guidelines as they apply to hospice
Serves as a local resource for prescribing appropriate scheduled
and non-scheduled medications in the event the attending is unable
or unwilling to do so, or is unavailable.
Participates directly, or by appointing a designee, in Quality
Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) according to Federal
Regulations and the Hospice Conditions of Participation.
Responsible for contributing to the assessment of palliative care
outcomes and achievement of performance results of the hospice
program and services.
Responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the
administrative supervisory duties of the AHMDs. Makes
recommendations regarding the hiring/contracting and termination of
Responsible for assisting with AHMD orientation, mentoring, and
performance evaluations, in conjunction with the Executive
Responsible for ensuring AHMDs provide quality care and meet
statutory and regulatory compliance requirements, This is done by
reviewing the appropriateness of the AHMD's direct patient care,
certifications, narratives, face-to-face encounters, progress
notes, billing submissions, IDG POC documentation, pharmacy
utilization, and on-call response times.
Assists the Executive Director and other supervisory hospice
personnel in the planning, implementation and evaluation of
internal and community in-services and continuing education
programs. Identifies teachable moments and provides guidance and
education to staff on an ad-hoc basis.
Assist and ensure maintenance of clinical records, statistics,
reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of
agency activities as prescribed and in compliance with local, state
and federal laws and regulations.
Assists with audits by providing explanation and clarification on
requested documentation by the respective auditing regulatory
Is responsible for ensuring continuous, around-the-clock physician
coverage is provided for the hospice program. Is responsible for
coordinating hospice physicians schedules to ensure this
Participates in routine HMD meetings between the PHMD, other AHMDs,
and program leadership.
Participates in staff meetings, department meetings, team meetings,
briefings, in-services, committees, quality management program and
other related activities as directed by the Executive Director.
Promotes compliance with local, state and federal laws, Medicare
regulations, and established company policies and procedures
Adheres to and participates in Companys mandatory HIPAA privacy
program / practices, Business Ethics and Compliance programs /
practices, and all Company policies and procedures.
Participates in special projects and performs other duties as
assigned by the Executive Director
Ensures that whenever reasonable and necessary billable visits are
made to patient, such visits are billed.
Doctorate degree in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine
from an accredited medical school.
Current and unrestricted license to practice medicine within the
Current and unrestricted DEA Registration for Schedules 2 through 5
and any applicable state controlled substance prescribing
Experience with Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM).
HPM board certification or HMD board certification (or board
eligible) is preferred.
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