Position Description: Associate Medical Director - Remote/Virtual, Part time
Purpose: The Associate Medical Director assumes responsibility for the medical advisory component of the patient care program of WWCH for both hospice/palliative care alongside or in the absence of the Medical Director. The Associate Medical Director must have a strong belief in the hospice philosophy and the WWCH mission statement.
Responsibilities: The Associate Medical Director is responsible for:
Providing guidance and direction to the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Director of Patient Care Services, and WWCH staff in matters of medical care of patients and acceptable medical practices.
Serving as liaison with the patient's attending physician in nonroutine cases.
Medical oversight of Interdisciplinary Group meetings.
Participation with the Director of Patient Care Services in determining patient medical eligibility for WWCH services in accordance with state and federal rules.
Certifying (in conjunction with the attending physician) that the patient has a life expectancy of six (6) months or less if the patient's illness runs its normal course.
Provides recertification visits as required by payer source (i.e. Medicare, etc.).
Receive report and provide feedback to the physician designee(s).
Serving as a representative of WWCH to the medical community.
Participating in training and continuing education programs for staff and volunteers.
Qualifications: Currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington and Oregon as a Medical Doctor. Must be able to take direction, work independently and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team in a positive, professional manner that supports the mission of the organization.
Job Functions: This is a list of the major functions of the position for guidance. It is not intended as a complete list, and may be modified verbally or in writing by the Medical Director, Executive Director and/or Director of Patient Care Services at any time to reflect the changing needs of WWCH.
Attend scheduled Interdisciplinary Group meetings to review care being provided, approve changes to care plans and provide medical guidance to the IDG meetings.
Serve as a consultant to the WWCH Director of Patient Care Services in dealing with issues of medical care.
Represent WWCH to physicians and physician groups.
Provide in-service medical education to WWCH staff, as scheduled.
The position is estimated to require a time commitment of 60 hours per month.
Oregon and Washington license, remote/virtual position, hospice and palliative care experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipate 10-15 hours per week with on-call compensation.
Internal Number: 1067
About Walla Walla Community Hospice
When there isn't a cure, there's the miracle of care.
The mission of Walla Walla Community Hospice is to provide compassionate care to patients in the final stages of life and support for their loved ones and caregivers.
Serving Walla Walla and Columbia counties and NE Umatilla County.