Position Objective: The role of the Lead Palliative Medicine (PM) Physician is to provide clinical care for complex, palliative-appropriate patients across settings (inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings), maintain clinical and administrative supervision of PM providers, as well as provide medical leadership and expertise within an interdisciplinary team. In this role, the Lead PM Physician, in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members, will provide complex palliative care for at-risk patients, patients requiring symptom management and supportive care, and developing goals of care and treatment plans.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provides medical consultation services in Palliative Medicine in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, community-based settings (nursing homes, assisted living, personal residence), and telemedicine.
  2. Leads the development and implementation of standards of care related to the management and evaluation of palliative patients in collaboration with the care team members.
  3. Collaborates in the development of multidisciplinary goals of care planning for palliative patients.
  4. Provides supervision of Palliative Medicine providers and serves as an expert clinical resource and mentor to medical, nursing and ancillary staff who care for palliative patients.
  5. Assists the Chair of Medicine and interdisciplinary team with elevating the quality and performance of AAMC Palliative Medicine services. This includes monitoring and complying with quality metrics including, but not limited to, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) standards and Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Palliative Care.
  6. Participates in performance improvement initiatives.
  7. Develops templates and clinical pathways based on evidenced based guidelines and literature.
  8. Defines and leads clinical quality improvement and research projects.
  9. Participates in the clinical and program development of the AAMC Palliative Medicine Program.
  10. Participates in the Graduate Medical Education program at AAMC’s acute and ambulatory settings.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy (MD or DO degree).
  • Completion of an approved American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) residency.
  • Able to demonstrate direct involvement in a multidisciplinary team caring for Palliative Medicine patients.

Required License/Certifications:

  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
  • Current state license (or willing to obtain) to practice medicine, DEA, and CDS certificates.
  • Must also meet the requirements for membership on the Anne Arundel Medical Center Medical Staff.

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Travel to patients’ residences (private home and/or facility) may be required.

Hours and responsibilities include rotating weekend hours and on-call coverage.

Physical Demands – Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

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