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Associate Medical Director

Integrity Placement Group Boston ,MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $99,925 to $220,916 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Associate Medical Director

The Company: Since 1978, our client has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, they offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.

The Position: The Associate Medical Director is an integral member of the Hospice program.In conjunction with the CMO, the Associate Medical Director is responsible for the direction of the medical component of client patient care program.The Associate Medical Director also assumes an active role in the marketing, outreach, and educational activities of client and serves as a liaison between client and community physicians, hospitals, and long-term care providers to develop and expand the number of patients and families serviced by client.The Associate Medical Director participates in the planning and implementation of new programs related to the medical care provided to patients. The Associate Medical Director supervises Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and administrative staff supporting the physicians group based out of the Greater Boston location. The client offers the following salary and benefits:

  • $240,000 - $270,000 depending on experience
  • 10% annual bonus
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 403b with 3% match
  • 27 days of PTO
  • Life insurance
  • LTD
  • And much, much more!


  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree from an accredited medical school with possession of a current license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Board certified with a minimum of two years experience in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Oncology or related field
  • Privileges or eligible for privileges as an attending physician with one or more clients contracted acute care hospitals.
  • Successful completion of a palliative care fellowship program strongly preferred.
  • Eligibility and/or certification in Hospice and Palliative Care or Hospice Medical Director Certification; willingness to obtain certification within two years required.
  • Recognized for leadership ability within the medical community.
  • Demonstrated participation in educating and mentoring clinical staff with the ability to convey clinical information to non-clinicians.
  • Demonstrated competency in symptom control measures and appropriate palliative care for terminally ill patients.
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality improvement and ethical issues in end-of-life care.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and support of an interdisciplinary approach to patient care planning and delivery.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with individuals and groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile in good working order that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.


  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team and ensures an appropriate evaluation and certification of diagnosis and prognosis including the development and implementation of a quality plan of care for each patient/family.
  • Directs patient medical care and treatment rendered by the interdisciplinary team, and consults and cooperates with the patient's attending/primary physician.
  • Provides pain and symptom management consultation in multiple sites that include patient homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and Hospice Houses, as needed.May assume the role of the patients' attending/primary physician as appropriate.
  • Functions as an active participant in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings, providing clinical expertise regarding diagnosis and appropriate medical management of patient/family needs.
  • Reviews certifications, re-certifications, and revocations of hospice patients assuring that the highest quality medical care is provided including the necessary supportive clinical documentation.
  • Participates in the resolution of interpersonal conflicts and issues of clinical and ethical concerns.
  • Educates and serves as a liaison between the Hospice program, community physicians and other healthcare providers in order to develop and expand outreach to the professional community by client.
  • Assists in the development of and actively participates in clinical education, training and orientation for appropriate client staff.
  • Makes regular contact with practicing physicians in the client service area to introduce the Hospice and Palliative Care program, encourage utilization of client services, and answer clinical and other concerns of physicians with respect to client.
  • Participates in the planning, development and implementation of new patient care programs and services to meet the end-of-life care needs of the communities served by client.
  • Assists in the development of pharmacy management systems, formulary development and monitoring for utilization.
  • Participates in clinical audit activities and medical record reviews.
  • Promotes compliance with regulations and standards particular to state, federal, local and accrediting bodies (JCAHO or CHAP), as well as clients standards, policies and procedures. Participates in the development and review of policies and procedures.
  • Prepares such written reports as may be required by state and federal regulations and the needs of the Hospice.
  • Participates in twenty-four hour availability (on-call rotation) of physician/nurse practitioner coverage for emergency medical consultation to Hospice staff.
  • Provides supervision for all Greater Boston staff physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as assists in the recruitment, orientation, retention and evaluation of medical staff.
  • Periodically reviews clinical competency through observation and evaluation of the plan of care for Greater Boston staff physicians, nurse practitioners and other clinical staff as needed including review of clinical documentation.
  • Assists in the development of and actively participates in clinical education, training and orientation for appropriate client staff.
  • In collaboration with CMO directs the development of the annual budget for physician services and the palliative care program and monitors performance against budget.
  • In Greater Boston monitors the utilization of disease-modifying therapies to ensure adherence to the hospice plan of care, appropriate palliation of symptoms and cost-effective treatment.

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