Job Description - Associate Medical Director- Hospice- Contract
Associate Medical Director- Hospice- Contract Position -
Why Join the Amedisys Family?
We are a growing company that values and rewards our team
members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers
opportunities for growth. Join more than 14,000 team members who
help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high
quality home health, hospice and private duty care at home.
Care for terminally ill patients one-on-one in their home
environment with a highly collaborative team and support
Culture of teamwork:
Provide physician direction and guidance to the
interdisciplinary team, volunteers, and other physicians
Continuing education and training, tuition assistance,
technology and more
Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in
delivering care at home and commitment to clinical excellence
If you’re looking for a home where you can put your skills and
experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your
goals for the future, join our team.
Schedule Per Diem Primary Location United States-South
Dakota-Sioux Falls Organization Hospice
What You Will Do:
This is an on call position
As the Associate Medical Director you will provide the overall
medical direction of the hospice program. Your responsibilities
will include providing physician direction and guidance to the IDT
(Interdisciplinary Team), volunteers and other physicians to assure
the maintenance of quality care for patients and families. You will
serves as a liaison and contact between the hospice program,
community physicians and affiliated hospitals to develop and expand
the number of patients served by hospice.
• Act as a consultant to patients, physicians and other
members of the interdisciplinary team to assure provision of
quality of palliative care including pain and symptoms management
as you collaborate with the patients’ attending physician
• Assure appropriate evaluation, certification and
recertification of terminal prognosis at the time of admission and
at the end of each certification period.
• Serve as the physician member of the Professional
• Conduct educational seminars, inservices and
presentations to physicians, nurses and other health care audiences
in order to improve quality of patient care and promote hospice
services and increase access to patients.
• Available for in-house or phone consultation for acute
patient clinical problems that cannot be resolved through staff,
directors and primary or on-call physician and available for
consultation or joint visits in hospital or home when indicate.
• Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree from an
accredited medical school.
• Current and unencumbered license to practice specific to
that state the employee is assigned to work by the company.
• Membership in good standing on the medical staff of at
least one contracted hospital.
• Current CPR certification
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation and
agency required liability insurance to complete home visits
• Board certification in hospice and palliative care
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status,
national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status,
sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any
other legally protected characteristic.
Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we
have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide
and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for
eligible employees include:
• Paid Time Off/Holidays
• Health benefits (medical, dental, vision); health
• 401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available
• Continuing education
• Fleet car for eligible employees