ROLE SUMMARYThe Medical Director of Hospice provides clinical services that reflect the philosophy and mission of end-of-life care: to provide dignity, compassion, and comfort for persons on life's journey. The care provided will reduce the physical, psychosocial and spiritual suffering and increase the quality of life for Hospice patients and families.1.Adheres to all Federal, State, hospice & local laws pertaining to the provision of clinical care.2.Understands and ensures compliance with DOH & CMS policies and procedures for clinical care, safety, infection control, hazardous materials and risk management.3.Participates in the planning, development & implementation of the Hospice programs.4.Supports Providers, clinical and administrative staff in providing quality care.5.Contributes to agency committees, and to staff and community education.6.Maintains a strong focus in hospice education with both patients and their families. 7.Advances a culture of quality of care and effective teamwork.8.Proactively identifies opportunities to improve the patient and family experience of care and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resource use. 9.Works with leadership to enhance the Hospice program's community outreach to Providers, the community, health care facilities, and other applicable organizations in the community. 10.Consults with Clinical ethics committee on End of Life issues.11.Serves as the ambassador for the Hospice program in our community.12.Performs Face to Face visits for re-certifications.13.Reviews the clinical information for the hospice patient and provide written certification that it is anticipated that the life expectancy is six months or less if the illness runs its usual course.14.Provides full and appropriate documentation of patient care services to support professional billing for these services.15.Prepares Provider narratives and signatures for Certificates of Terminal Illness and Re-Certification documents.16.Approves patient admissions.17.Performs medical admission evaluations to determine care states (general inpatient, routine, or respite care).18.Conducts daily rounds on GIP patients to include evaluation, clinical management, team communication and documentation.19.Admission and Discharge Orders for all care center patients.20.Provides death summaries for deaths in the care center.21.Communicates with referring Providers on admission, discharge and as needed.22.Consultation of Routine and Respite Patient when requested by the team.23.Completes Pharmacy requests for inpatient care24.On-call responsibilities for GIP admissions to facility or questions/ concerns regarding patient care.25.Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care as needed. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTSEducation: Doctorate of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathic Medicine (DO) required.Experience: Minimum of two years' experience in Hospice required.. Minimum one year experience working as part of a clinical interdisciplinary team requiredLicenses/Certificates/Registration:
Washington State (DOH) Physician Licensure required.
Current state medical license in good standing with medical board required.
Board certified (or eligible) in Hospice/Palliative Medicine, or equivalent experience required.
Credentialed for full scope of practice at Multicare Yakima Memorial required.
American Heart Association BLS or ACLS required.
About MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital: As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital (MYMH) is a 226-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. MYMH also includes a multi-specialty team of more than 300 providers and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.
Why Yakima: In Yakima, you'll find 300 days of sunshine each year in a city nestled in a valley surrounded by camel-colored desert hills. You'll enjoy 4 distinct seasons and endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Yakima Valley is an excellent place for families boasting outstanding public and private school options. Our central location allows for easy access to the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake Rivers, mountain and lowland lakes, abundant greenways, and scenery you'll have to see to believe. Downhill and cross-country skiing, world-class fly-fishing, water sports, mountain biking opportunities and gorgeous hiking trails can all be found within an hour's drive of Yakima. Should you choose to hit the road, Seattle, Portland, and Spokane are within a three hours' drive -- close enough to enjoy without having to deal with a grid-locked life.The region is also known as one of the finest wine-grape growing areas anywhere. Wines from Yakima Valley vineyards have developed an international reputation rivaling Napa Valley. Many of the state's most prized AVA's (American Viticultural Area) are located right here. In addition to nearly 100 nearby wineries, the Yakima Valley is a craft beverage mecca with beer, cider and spirits. Drive past orchards, and you'll also see trees heavy with pears, apples, apricots and cherries. Those are just some reasons why we choose to call Yakima "home." Come discover your reasons!
Who you can contact: Sydne Morman at email@example.com. To learn more about MultiCare Health System please visit www.multicare.org
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Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: TBD
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.