Medical Director - Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Type: Full Time
$106.04 - $132.02 / hourly
Internal Number: 1001
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care has an immediate opening for a Medical Director.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO Status: Full-time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5
Pay Range: $106.04 - $132.02 / hourly
Mileage Reimbursement: 50 cents per mile
CULTURE, BENEFITS AND PERKS:
We value diversity, equity and inclusion and know it matters for our team members and our patients. We provide welcoming, supportive and inclusive care to our patients and a work environment where all team members feel respected and valued.
We support a culture of work-life balance and provide team members a free, confidential and robust benefit program designed to provide solutions to the logistical and financial problems that arise in life.
Paid Time Off (PTO/Vacation Pay/Sick Leave) and EIB (Extended Illness Bank): accrued
Seven Paid Holidays with an additional Floating Holiday
403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match: 50% match up to 8% of your compensation
Early Wage Access
Education Reimbursement Program
Medical and Dental Coverages with Employer Contribution: employee rates have not increased four of the last six years
Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Funding: Single $1,000, Family $2,000 (2022)
Basic Life and AD&D Insurance: Company Paid
Long-Term Disability: Company Paid
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Supplemental Life and AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
Legal and Identity Protection
Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
Employer Assistance Programs
Employee Recognition Program
REWARDING WORK YOU WILL DO:
Participates as a member of the Leadership Team to promote and ensure hospice and palliative care remains strongly rooted within the organization’s community. Provides leadership in three key areas defined as executive, marketing and clinical. Represents the Board of Directors, is a member of the senior executive team, and is the medical director of the organization. The Medical Director guides, directs, and is a care consultant to the Outpatient, Inpatient, and Palliative departments’ staff, the patient’s attending physician and other providers to assure standards, quality and excellence of care is provided. Fosters and maintains external relationships between the hospice and palliative care programs and other professionals and organizations engaged in health care services. Oversees and directs the physician medical staff.
Provides assistance in planning, developing, and implementing hospice, palliative care, wellness and/or home health programs. Enhances hospice and palliative care services to physician community, the public, healthcare facilities, and other applicable organizations in the community.
Provides physician services consistent with hospice and palliative care philosophy. Consults with attending physicians and palliative care/hospice staff as requested to address goals of care, pain and symptom management of patient.
Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Services in establishing clinical protocols and processes that meet all regulatory and compliance standards.
Performs timely review and oversight of patient care by the medical staff and assures documentation is accurate and complete for billing purposes.
Performs timely review and oversight of patient care by the medical staff and assures documentation is accurate and complete for billing purposes. Attendance at Inter-Disciplinary Group (IDG) patient care meetings.
Responsible for the medical component of the hospice’s patient care program. If the attending physician is unavailable, is responsible for meeting the medical needs of the hospice patient.
Collaborates with the Development department to secure support for hospice/palliative care services.
Leads monthly and periodic medical staff team meetings for the operational and administrative function of hospice and palliative care services.
Ensures clinical protocols, utilization review, case management, quality assurance, and compliance programs are implemented according to hospice and palliative care policies.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is affiliated with Care Synergy, a nonprofit network of community-based hospice and palliative care organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range and the Region’s Largest Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care Network. Care Synergy provides mission support services to better equip Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care to operate as a distinct and independent organization while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.
The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.
WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT YOU:
Minimum Education: Medical degree with board certification in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency care or physical and rehabilitation medicine.
Minimum Experience: Five years of experience as a practicing physician in hospice, internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, oncology or related field of medicine or recent graduate from Hospice & Palliative Care residency program.
Required License: Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy in the state of Colorado. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has been the community leader in end-of-life care for the past 40 years, founding the hospice movement in the Pikes Peak region in 1980. We are the only nonprofit, community-based hospice in El Paso and Teller Counties.
Every year, we help 2,000 patients and families navigate the challenges of a life-limiting illness with comfort, dignity and fulfillment. In a business like this, you don’t thrive for this long, nor serve as many patients as we have, without holding to a particular standard.
Ours is simple: We believe that hospice care is about living, and that every patient and family deserves consistent expert care and compassionate personal attention. Here are just a few things that set Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care apart:
•Comprehensive team of hospice and palliative experts including our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and certified nursing assistants, counselors, chaplains, and administrative professionals
•More than 200 trained volunteers supporting professional care teams
•Fast response and 24/7 access to care
•The only dedicated hospice inpatient care unit serving El Paso and Teller Counties
•A comprehensive grief counseling program, including specialized care for children and teens