The Chief of Palliative Care will provide clinical and quality oversight to a strong and passionate inpatient interdisciplinary team, including APRNs, RNs, and chaplains. Will expand the palliative care program across the organization into clinics and the community through collaboration with the hospital cancer center, affiliated oncologist and other specialist.
- Doctorate degree
- MD/DO; Unrestricted medical license to practice in NH; current DEA cert without restriction
- BLS within 6 months
Other Major Responsibilities
- In collaboration with Exeter Hospital Medical Staff and personnel, Core Physicians, RVNA and other appropriate participants, Palliative Care Chief shall participate in and make recommendations regarding the design of palliative care services to enhance patient outcomes across the Exeter Health Resources Continuum. Provide leadership and medical consultation for all programmatic changes and improvements.
- Participate in the design, growth, and expansion of both the inpatient and community components (outpatient clinics and home-based) of the Palliative Care Program and provide leadership and oversight of the Program's components to include the clinical, quality, financial and patient satisfaction performance.
- Assure that Palliative Care Program services are provided in a timely manner and at level of quality that meets the needs of the patients, Exeter Hospital Medical Staff, Core Physicians, and RVNA. Therefrom, Palliative Care Chief, in collaboration with (ADMINISTRATIVE PARTNER), shall:
- Develop, periodically review and update, and assure uniformity of standards of practice governing the processing, scheduling, and quality of palliative care for patients. ii. Assure that problems with palliative care service are routinely identified and that there is an effective response to such problems.
- Assure that the Palliative Care Program obtains, assesses, and acts upon information regarding patient, family, and referring provider, satisfaction with Palliative Care Programs. iv. Design and implement programs for the delivery improved palliative care services across Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, and RVNA.
- Oversee and monitor all aspects of physician, advanced practice clinician, and other clinical staff providing services in the Palliative Care Program. Work with team on an ongoing basis to establish qualifications for and monitor the competence of the staff of the Palliative Care Program. Chief shall identify areas for staff improvements on an individual and programmatic basis. Participate in and provide advice regarding personnel selection, creation of job descriptions and personnel evaluations for those clinical staff providing services in the Palliative Care Program.
- On an ongoing basis, identify opportunities, assess resources needed by the Palliative Care Program, and make recommendations regarding any suggested improvements.
- Assist in the development and participate in educational programs for the Exeter Hospital Medical and clinical staff, Core Physicians providers and clinical staff, and RVNA clinical staff related to palliative care patient management and symptom control.
- Participate in interdisciplinary and interdepartmental committees or task forces for the purpose of identifying and implementing performance improvement measures for Hospital services, including Palliative Care Programs as appropriate.
- Enter notes in the appropriate medical records documenting any care provided to individual patients, sufficient to comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and the provision of good patient care. Provider's oversight to address documentation deficiencies with staff.
- Upon Core Physician or RVNA & H request, provide oversight, coverage and guidance to the Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Hospice Medical Director (Core affiliated provider).
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