Associate Medical Director- Hospice-Contract Position
Brookfield, WI 
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Job Description
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.

Unique clinical environment:
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

Ongoing support:
Continuing education and training, tuition assistance, technology and more

Healthcare leader:
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.
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 Advisory Committee.
* 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.



Qualifications
Required:
*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

Preferred:
*Board certification in hospice and palliative care



Additional Qualifications:

Not applicable.

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 spending account
* 401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available
* Continuing education
* Fleet car for eligible employees

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Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Doctorate
Required Experience
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