At Hospice of Southwest Ohio, we are dedicated to providing quality comfort care and support in meeting the medical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs of our patients, families, caregivers, staff and community in a way that affirms life and supports choices in an environment of dignity and respect. We are seeking a physician to be part of our interdisciplinary team to provide excellent care to our patients. The team physician is responsible for assisting with the provision and maintenance of medical direction for Hospice of Southwest Ohio that includes consultation, review of patient care, staff education, and liaison activities with contracted hospitals, facilities, and medical practices. Provides direct medical care to patients assuring that patients receive appropriate measures to control uncomfortable symptoms. Acts as an integral part of the interdisciplinary group and attends IDT meetings as scheduled, acting as a medical resource for the team, guiding the work of those who provide direct clinical services (RN, NP, LPN, CNA), and assuring compliance with medical standards of care for hospice. Certifies that the patient meets the medical criteria for hospice admission based upon available diagnostic and prognostic indicators, related diagnoses if any, current subjective and objective medical findings, current medication and treatment orders, information about the medical management of any of the patient’s medical conditions unrelated to the terminal illness.
Assures physician representation and participation in the development of a patient’s hospice plan of care. Consults with the patient’s PCP as needed regarding eligibility for hospice care, pain, and symptom control. Complements attending physician care.
In conjunction with the hospice team, the Hospice Physician participates in family meetings to educate patients and families on medical conditions and the pros and cons of treatments or medications.
Actively participates in the organization-wide Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plan.
Sensitive to the needs of terminally ill patients and families and one's own feelings about death and dying.
Able to cope with emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles.
Share values of Commitment to Patient/Families, Co-Workers, Professionalism and communication.
1.Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Ohio 2.Board certified / eligible, highly desired 3.MD or DO from an accredited medical school 4.Knowledge and experience in hospice care 5.Ability to make home/residence visits
Internal Number: 2018.8.8
About Hospice of Southwest Ohio
With helping hands and open hearts, Hospice of Southwest Ohio provides the care, comfort and compassion for those facing a life-limiting illness. We’re a locally managed team of dedicated nurses, caregivers and volunteers whose main goal is to keep your loved ones at peace - in a place surrounded by care and compassion. Hospice of Southwest Ohio serves five counties, with the highest reputation for treating patients with the care, dignity and the respect everyone deserves. And we do it with minimal or no cost to you and your family.