Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Granite VNA Hospice Medical Director is responsible for oversight of the medical component of the Hospice services. Provides clinical support and education to hospice nurse practitioners. Collaborates with internal and external providers and referral sources in order to expand access to services. This is a full-time exempt position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Determines patient eligibility for Hospice service in accordance with program acceptance criteria and the Conditions of Participation.
Certifies and re-certifies patient eligibility for the Hospice Program in conjunction with attending physician on a timely basis
Provides clinical support to Hospice Nurse Practitioners
Consults with primary physicians or specialists as needed regarding patient's medical condition. Assume responsibility for the general medical needs of Hospice patients to the extent that the attending physician does not meet the needs, serving as attending physician as needed and when requested by patient or their representative. Work with attending physician to encourage their fulfilling of their responsibilities
Serves as a liaison between the attending physician and Hospice Team by obtaining/sharing information about the patient's plan of care on an ongoing basis
Evaluates patient's medical status in the home, outpatient and inpatient settings based on a visit schedule
Works within the hospice provider team to develop an on call schedule for management approval
Participates in quality assessment and performance improvement
Works with the interdisciplinary team in establishing, implementing and reviewing the Hospice plan of care for each patient in keeping with the Conditions of Participation
Attends Patient Care Conferences as requested
Develops/reviews and evaluates medical standards, policies and procedures for the Hospice Program and Agency as requested
Develops and provides in-services for the Hospice Team as requested by manager, based on identified learning needs
Provides ongoing community and professional education as it relates to medical community
Other Job Functions
Understands and demonstrates the agency’s safety policies and procedures
Adheres to the Agency’s standard of professional appearance and the Agency’s dress code policy
Adheres to the Agency’s policy and procedures regarding confidentiality and patient rights
Attends in-services/conferences required for position/program annually.
Demonstrates flexibility in the role by accepting other duties as assigned for which qualified.
Medical degree (MD or DO is required)
NH medical license
Board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
One to two years of medical physician experience including pain and symptom management experience.
Internal Number: 215
About Granite VNA
The mission of Granite VNA is to enhance dignity and independence for people by delivering quality health care and promoting wellness in homes and communities through all stages of life. Our agency is the largest home health and hospice provider in central New Hampshire. With nearly 500 employees, our not-for-profit, community-based agency serves people of all ages by providing homecare, hospice, personal home services, maternal and child health services, pediatrics, and community health services in more than 82 communities in the greater Concord and Lakes regions. Granite VNA serves thousands of patients and clients each year to help them improve their quality of life. We do this by strengthening our existing services and developing new programs to help patients achieve better outcomes while staying out of the hospital and away from the emergency department. Patients want to stay independent in their homes and live life to the fullest. Our health professionals are dedicated to providing the care, support, and guidance needed for patients to achieve their goals.