Homestead Hospice Associate Medical Director in Tifton, Georgia

Job Summary:

The associate medical directorship is a position of active participation and clinical leadership. Responsibilities shall be enumerated in a job description and attached to the Associate Medical Directors employment agreement. The associate medical director should complement the primary physician’s care, work closely with the medical director, assume the role of Medical Director in any absence of the Medical Director, act as a medical resource to IDT members, and assure overall continuity of the hospice program’s medical services. The job description may be modified from time to time by mutual agreement between the Administrator and Medical Director.


Graduate of an approved medical school. Licensed to practice in the state. A hospice associate medical director in the State of Arizona may be a Doctor of Osteopathy. Comprehensive knowledge and well developed skills in: Medicine, oncology, pharmacology, ID, FEV Pain and symptom control Psychology of loss Understanding and acceptance of hospice principles of care. Current DEA License to Prescribe Medicine Responsibilities:

Administratively responsible to the Board of Directors and Administrator of Homestead Hospice for the following aspects of agency services: Adequacy and appropriateness of service. Assurance of quality care. Adequacy and completeness of records. Provisions for data and statistics. Staff qualifications and utilization. Provides guidance to the Agencys staff regarding developing and maintaining appropriate policies and standards of the medical activities of the organization. Participates in meetings to assure that federal and state requirements are being met. Participates in IDT meetings in order to review the care being provided and to participate in patient care planning. Presents specific educational information at patient conferences relevant to case presentations. Offers advice and information to staff referring physicians on medical interventions to relieve pain and symptoms of disease. Available for on-call consultation with team members regarding patients condition. Makes patient visits when indicated and possible. Serves as liaison with patients primary physician, as needed. Consults with physicians about potential hospice patients. Provides in-service education to staff. Reviews patient medical eligibility for hospice services in accordance with hospice program policy. Acts as medical resource to the IDT. Coordinates efforts with the attending physician to provide medical care in the event the attending physician is unable to retain responsibility for patient care. Acts as a medical liaison with physicians in the community. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein