Hospice Medical Director

North Bethesda, MD
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Full Time
JSSA, a community-based non-profit, has a rapidly growing accredited Hospice program within a larger health and social wellness agency. For more than 30 years, we are the hospice in the community to turn to for exceptional end-of-life care that supports dignity and comfort for individuals, provides peace of mind to families, and honors cultural traditions and customs. Based on overall CMS quality data, JSSA hospice is currently the highest rated hospice in Montgomery County, Maryland. We have an opening for a full-time Medical Director. Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Hospice Medical Director is responsible for the overall leadership, quality, and management of the medical components of Hospice at JSSA. Serving as a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Medical Director provides clinical guidance and support to the members of the IDT assuring that patients and families receive the highest quality end of life care. Provides education to community physicians and others engaged in the care of terminally ill patients on the services provided by the hospice program. The Medical Director will promote the growth of Hospice and other programs within the Agency through active participation in strategic growth initiatives, physician leadership inside and outside of JSSA, and innovative growth through technology and use of data-driven decision making. Education and Experience: MD or DO degree. Minimum of 4 years experience in a physician leadership role. Minimum of 4 years of experience caring for patients at the end-of-life demonstrating experience in the principles of medical and psychosocial management in hospice care Required Licensure and Certification: Unlimited license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland. DEA certification Primary Board Certification BC/BE for Secondary Certification in a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by one of the 9 American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) Boards or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) that offer certification in that primary field as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This may include Hospice Medical Director (HMD) certification. #HMD The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 31,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, specialized employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services. We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice. As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development. We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AA/M/F/D

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