Be a part of the SoutheastHEALTH Hospice team in Cape Girardeau, MO & Dexter, MO – the largest medical market between St. Louis and Memphis.
$250,000 Guaranteed Base Salary + wRVU-based Productivity Incentives
$30,000 Signing Bonus
Residency Stipend if sign early
$200,000 Student Loan Repayment
6 weeks time off
Full Benefits, including: Health, Dental, Vision & Retirement Options
Sub Specialty and Mid-Level Support
The Hospice and Palliative Care Physician provides clinical services that reflect the organization’s philosophy and mission; to provide dignity, compassion and comfort. The Medical Director will provide home care with objective data for meeting the criteria for medical interventions as outlined in the policies and procedures of Southeast Home Health/Hospice, MCR, State and Joint commission guidelines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Medication review and oversight.
Participate in and provide oversight of the Palliative Care consultation service.
Responsible for the overall medical component of the care and treatment of terminally ill patients and their families.
Provides palliation and management of terminal illness conditions related to the terminal illness.
Collaborates with the patient’s attending physician to develop and update the patient’s plan of care and ensure pain and symptom management and control.
Serves as a medical resource to hospice, home health, palliative care team, patients, families and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.
Demonstrates knowledge in communications and counseling patient and family in dealing with end of life issues.
Participates in resolution of interpersonal conflict and issues of clinical and ethical concerns.
Documents care provided in the medical record providing evidence of progression of the end-stage disease process.
Reviews patient’s clinical information before certifying and recertifying terminal illness and provides written certification as appropriate levels of care as per standards.
Completes and /or ensures Face to Face visits are completed prior to recertifying hospice patients as per standards.
Utilizes electronic death registry system to complete death certificates promptly.
Maintains accurate and timely computer documentation in the EMR to include visits, signing orders, IDG and phone calls.
Demonstrates knowledge and support of agency’s safety policies including patient safety.
Interpersonal interactions. Demonstrates understanding of team approach and communication.
Performs home, nursing home and inpatient/respite visits for hospice patients and sees palliative care inpatient consults.
Contributes to a positive atmosphere, demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service skills.
Patient education related to pain and symptom management.
Patient advocacy. Ability to work with diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values. Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.
Policy and procedure development, review and approval.
Staff, physician and community education. Act as a liaison to physicians in the community and provides for consultation and education to colleagues related to admission criteria for hospice and palliative care.
Contributes to agency committees Policy and Procedures, Ethics and Quality Improvement.
Participation in Hospice IDG and collaborates with the Hospice team to ensure that the medical needs of the patient are met and providing oversight of the plan of care.
Community physician liaison.
Handle phone calls from staff and prescription needs.
Since our founding in 1928, SoutheastHEALTH has grown to a highly respected 266 bed, regional, non-profit medical complex serving over 643,000 people in more than 30 counties of southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, northwestern Tennessee, and northeastern Arkansas.
Cape Girardeau is a university town conveniently located along the interstate and the Mi...ssissippi River. (1.5 hours south of St. Louis & 2.5 hours north of Memphis) Its low crime rate makes it a great place to live and work! Wonderful public and private schools. Plenty of opportunities for enjoying music, sports, dining, shopping, and the four beautiful seasons we see! There are many things to enjoy from the cultural activities at the University's River Campus to the outdoors, hiking, biking, horseback & ATV riding, and hunting to the local sporting events for children, college students, and adults.