National Church Residences

Hospice Medical Director

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Home and Community Services--Southern


This position will require work for 8 hours per month, and will be on call the rest of the time.  Compensation will be in the form of a monthly stipend.


According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state, federal and accreditation regulations and under the general supervision of the Director of Hospice Services or Director of Clinical Services is accountable for developing, maintaining, and monitoring, the standards of medical care of the agency. Responsible as liaison with members of the medical community. Assumes overall responsibility for the medical direction of the care and treatment of clients and their families rendered by the Hospice team and will consult and cooperate with the client’s attending physician. Responsible for oversight of and clinical aspects of the local office programs.


  • Provides oversight and medical supervision to the IDT
  • Attends all IDT meetings and offers direction and feedback as appropriate
  • Serves as attending physician of record for patients in need of that service
  • Manages the care and medication of patients at the request of the attending physician
  • Provides medical direction and orders for care as needed to the IDT when an attending physician is unavailable
  • Completes all paperwork in a timely fashion to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Sees hospice patients in an office environment or home setting as appropriate when face to face consultation is needed for furtherance of the care plan
  • Provides consultation to community physicians and health care providers to further the development of the local office agency.
  • Meets with area pharmaceutical representatives to keep informed of new treatment alternatives as appropriate.
  • Serves as active liaison and educator to the medical community and will promote agency programs in the community by participating in community programs and events.
  • Ensures the growth and profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating the community to our services.
  • Monitors local and national industry trends to effectively represent and differentiate our services in the market area.
  • With respect to Client Rights, ensures all care is provided with respect and dignity for clients, reports all complaints made by clients and/or families to the appropriate supervisors, reports all allegations of abuse, misappropriation of funds/client property and/or any other corporate compliance items immediately.
  • Must adhere to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions set forth in the NCR Employee Information Guide (EIG) as well as any facility handbook including but not limited to corporate compliance, drug free workplace, and safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education:   Currently licensed as a physician to practice medicine in the state. Must be Board Certified in a related specialty such as internal medicine, oncology, or family practice, and have expertise in the medical care of terminally ill clients, Palliative Care and Hospice certification is preferred


Experience:  Knowledge regarding hospice and/or home health industry. Demonstrated expertise in medicine; oncology; gerontology; internal medicine, or other sub-specialty.


  Travel: Occasional


Mental:        Must have good communication, comprehension, computer and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to speak, read, write and understand English.


Licensure:    Board Certified M.D. or D.O.  


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