Staff Physician

Chapters Health System Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 2 months ago

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida

  • Current DEA license number

  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under Company policy terms

  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties preferred

  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management

  • Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred

  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)

  • Mobile Driver - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy

  • Must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule

  • Must be able to physically access any home in any Hospice area (i.e., navigate stairs, narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, etc.)

  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families


  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

Responsibilities of all staff:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.

  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.

  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.

  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.

  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.

  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.

  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.

  • Advance electronic media skills.

  • Support Company research and educational activities.

  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.

  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

Leadership Success Factors:

  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly; adapt communication style to fit audience

  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals

  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management

  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources

  • Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources; monitor results

  • Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others toward task accomplishment

  • Work Standards: Set high goals or standards of performance for self and others; compel others to perform

  • Tolerance for Stress: Maintain stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition

  • Innovativeness: Generate and/or recognize imaginative, creative solutions in work related situations

  • Delegation: Allocate decision making and other responsibilities effectively and appropriately

  • Staff Development: Develop the skills & competencies of subordinates

  • Organizational Sensitivity: Perceive the impact and implications of decisions on various components of the organization

  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse

  • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient clinical information to determine hospice eligibility based on LCDs and Company standards at time of admission.

  • Works cooperatively with the Patient Access (Admissions) Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential Company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.

  • Documents Certifications of Terminal Illness (CTIs) that support hospice eligibility and facilitates accurate and timely ICD coding.

  • Makes determinations regarding relatedness of medications, diagnostic testing and procedures provided to Company patients. Provides required documentation for these determinations.

  • Serves as a team Physician and provide clinical expertise for one or more of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) as assigned by the Medical Director.

  • Develops program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the Company whose referring Physician desires such services or cannot be reached.

  • Provides care for patients in the Company's inpatient facility, at home, in ALFs or SNFs to meet patient needs and productivity goals.

  • Participates in after hours and weekend coverage for the Company's inpatient facilities, for Patient Access and for backing-up ARNPs seeing and/or providing telephonic coverage of hospice patients.

  • Completes timely medical documentation consistent with Company standards for all patient-physician encounters.

  • Maintains a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the Company's care program, and maintains 24 hour, 7 days a week Medical Services coverage.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Staff Physician

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