Kaua`i Hospice is looking for a full time Medical Director to join our dynamic team. For 35 years, we have served as the island’s only Medicare certified and CHAP accredited hospice providing the highest level of care to enhance the quality of life and maintain the integrity of individuals and their families facing serious and life-limiting illness. The Medical Director is an essential member of Senior Leadership who will be instrumental in leading Kaua`i Hospice in its continued development of innovative responses to specific palliative and end-of-life care challenges in the areas of patient preferences, patient and family experience, and quality of patient care. The ideal candidate will bring the experience, skills, vision, and desire to pursue developing community-based palliative/supportive care services. Additionally, the Medical Director will be adept at working in an environment that creates partnerships, builds alliances, and leverages existing relationships.
The Medical Director is responsible for the oversight of physician and nurse practitioner services in accordance with accepted standards of practice and in support of its hospice and palliative care philosophy, mission, and purpose. The Medical Director will also provide direct patient care in homecare settings, including skilled nursing and long term care facilities, with a diverse mixture of patients. He/she will work and interact with affiliated medical personnel to assure the seamless delivery of hospice and palliative care.
The Medical Director will serve as hospice and palliative care champion with the following duties: provide clinical oversight of the hospice and palliative care program; review patient eligibility for hospice or palliative service; certify patients’ condition to ascertain the need for appropriate care; make home visits to patients for consultation, assessment/intervention, and for hospice re-certification; participate in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings and admission and re-certification decisions; share in on-call coverage; act as attending physician for patients referred without a Primary Care Provider (PCP); consult with and update attending physicians and hospice/palliative staff on patient management issues; interact with Long Term Care facility medical directors and physicians; participate in medical and community education efforts to promote the hospice and palliative care philosophy of care and to improve understanding of the services.
Licensed as a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy in the state of Hawai`i without restriction. Preferred candidate would be board certified in hospice and palliative medicine with expertise, experience, and confidence in hospice care and inpatient and outpatient palliative medicine. Fellowship training desirable but less important than experience. Kaua`i Hospice offers a competitive wage based on experience. Full time employees are offered a comprehensive benefit plan to include health, dental, and vision plans, a generous paid time off program and a retirement program. Kaua`i Hospice is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit CV and cover letter via email to email@example.com No phone calls please. Or Mail to Executive Director Kaua`i Hospice, 4457 Pahe`e Street, Lihue, HI 96766
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary
Internal Number: 012018
About Kauai Hospice, Inc.
For 35 years, Kauai Hospice, Inc. has served as the island’s only Medicare certified and CHAP accredited hospice providing the highest level of care to enhance the quality of life and maintain the integrity of individuals and their families facing serious and life-limiting illness. The Mission remains the cornerstone of our work and organizational soul: to ensure the highest quality of life possible for individuals and their families facing a life-threatening illness; to provide bereavement support to individuals; and to promote an understanding of hospice and palliative care services. We are a small to mid-size hospice on a trajectory of growth with both hospice and palliative care patients. Presently our ADC is a combined 60-70 patients with a goal to exceed 100 patients in our hospice and palliative care programs by December 2018. A team of approximately 30 professionals comprise our team.