Full time Hospice Physician availability with one of the largest non-profit hospice organizations in Northern Virginia. Join a growing medical staff of physicians and nurse practitioners serving the Shenandoah Valley with a territory reaching just east of Washington, D.C. Blue Ridge Hospice serves over 200 patients per day and the medical staff have the opportunity to practice in the home, facility or Inpatient hospice setting.
The ideal candidate will be board certified in primary specialty and hold active VA licensure. Experience in the care of terminally ill patients is preferred. Able to serve on interdisciplinary teams and direct medical care in an incredibly rewarding field of medicine.
Blue Ridge Hospice offers excellent professional work environment with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop, offering endless recreational activities. Competitive benefits package along with excellent work/life balance.
- Provides hospice homecare patient visits - Participates in interdisciplinary hospice home care team meetings - Evaluation for hospice certification of terminal prognosis of patients, quality of initial plans of care and comprehensive plans of care, revocations, re-certification of terminal prognosis, quality of pain and symptom management - Ensures accurate documentation of patient care to support reimbursement for services provided - Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization - Participate in on-call rotation as needed - Responsibility for the medical care and treatment of patients rendered by the hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) and shall consult and cooperate with the patient’s attending physicians - Provides direction and guidance to the staff and volunteers of the hospice IDT to assure the maintenance of quality standards of care for patients and families - Actively participates in the clinical education and training for hospice patient care, admissions, and administrative personnel
- Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy licensed to practice medicine in the state of Virginia - Board certification in a primary care specialty, Board certified, or eligible, in Hospice and Palliative care - Unrestricted narcotic DEA license - Proven track record with interdisciplinary teams, effectively establishing goals of care and building collaborative physician/patient/family relationships in addition to knowledge of hospice and palliative care, pain management and medical ethics preferred - Intermediate computer knowledge - Previous hospice and/or palliative care experience preferred - Knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care