Physician – 40 hours/week
Collaborates with the hospice medical director in providing world-class hospice medical care to patients in accordance with federal regulations and the strategic direction set by the board of directors. Some travel required within service area.
Partners with the medical director in providing medical expertise for:
- Standards of medical care for hospice patients
- Eligibility and ineligibility of referred patients
- Disease management and pain and symptom management of hospice patients
- Direct medical care to hospice patients
- Physician-to-physician relationships and leadership
- Clinical and public education regarding hospice care
- Guidance to hospice NP or nurse as they provide direct patient care
- Experience in care of terminally ill patients
- Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration
- Administrative health care experience desirable
- Board certified FP or IM desirable
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine or Geriatric board certification desirable
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required
- Current driver’s license and auto insurance
- M.D or D.O. licensure in Minnesota and North Dakota
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk; occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and adjust focus. The work environment is varied between the office, travel and location of patients’ residents, speaking engagements and events. The employee is frequently asked to drive, occasionally drive to unfamiliar destinations.