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PRN/On-Call Hospice Physician at Signature Hospice in Nampa, Idaho

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Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Now Hiring!

PRN/On-Call Hospice Physician for our Nampa/Payette, Idaho locations!


Signature Healthcare at Home

3904 E. Flamingo Ave, Suite 100

Nampa, ID 83687


The Hospice Physician is responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise to the hospice IDG for the purpose of improving patient medical care and palliation. The role is responsible for facilitating a culture of collaboration among all medical and nursing staff involved with hospice patient care.When the Medical Director is not available and under the supervision of the Hospice Medical Director, the Hospice Physician will direct and supervise the clinical operations of the Hospice assuming overall responsibility for the medical component of the patient care.

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* Reviews, coordinates and oversees the management of the medical services for a hospice program and care for hospice patients, which includes but is not limited to medical diagnosis, prognosis, medications, procedures, and clinical course.
* Facilitates communications and works effectively between Signature Hospice employees/volunteers, patients/families/caregivers, physicians, vendors and other departments and professionals as appropriate.
* Reviews and evaluates cases through a variety of means such as home visits, conferences, and record reviews; consults with patient's attending physician as needed and appropriate.
* Provides hospice services directly to patients in the patient's home or other setting, including but not limited to a nursing facility, assisted living facility, residential care facility, or adult foster home, that is considered to be the patient's home and/or in a hospice owned facility, for example Signature Hospice House, as needed and appropriate.
* Completes, maintains and submits/synchronizes accurate and relevant clinical notes and electronic documents regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
* Reviews and signs medication/procedure orders, certification/recertification of terminal illness orders, admission to hospice owned facility and any other supplemental orders as indicated and as allowed by State and federal regulations.
* Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of state and federal medical practice regulations and hospice standards; serves as a resource for appropriate organization personnel and community medical personnel.
* Be responsible for assuring that established policies, by-laws, rules and regulations of the organization are followed in the program.
* Assists and supports QAPI committee with identifying quality indicators, proposing implementation of programs to address identified indicators and evaluating and monitoring outcome measures for effective care.
* Reviews, accepts and abides by the Signature Hospice Medical Staff By-Laws.
* Adheres to all policies, standards and state and federal regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, infection control, fire, security and risk management.
* Performs in a cost-effective manner with respect to utilization of organization resources.

* Provides leadership and formal/informal education to staff and community through in-services, case conferences and group discussions on Hospice philosophy, criteria, medical services and pain/symptom management.
* Consistently represents Signature Hospice with integrity and professionalism to all internal and external customers.
* Actively participates as a member of the IDG and attends IDG meetings, staff meetings, department meetings, in-services, QAPI activities, Safety committee and other related activities as necessary.
* Devotes such time and attention as is necessary to fulfill his/her duties and responsibilities.
* Supports mission, values and goals of Signature

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.



* Current MD/DO in the State of practice without any restriction or subject to any disciplinary or
corrective action.
* Certification in hospice and palliative medicine is desirable.


* Completes process for membership appointment to Signature Hospice Medical Staff.
* Understands hospice and the services provided to patient and family/caregiver.
* Intimate knowledge of Medicare Hospice Benefit.
* Possess a valid driver's license and have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state
and/or organization requirements.
* Demonstrates good communication and public relations skills, autonomy, organization,
assertiveness, flexibility and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.
* Possess basic computer skills and knowledge of office technology- e.g. email and internet
services, facsimile machines, telecommunications devices, etc.
* Can perform the Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities of this job, with or without reasonable

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Or contact Lee Whitlock:
Signature Healthcare At Home - Director of Recruiting
P: 971-224-2512
C: 503-329-2802

Signature Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer