Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO) is a non-profit, community-oriented organization serving the following counties: Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland. Our dedicated professionals are driven to make a difference in the lives of those we serve, and we are blessed to do so with our community's support.
In order to affirm life and recognize death as a natural process, Hospice will care for patients and their loved ones, empower them to cope with terminal illness to enhance the quality of life as they prepare for a peaceful and dignified death, and continuously improve the delivery of quality care. We will assist and serve as a resource in the processes of death, dying, grief, and bereavement.
- Provides direction, leadership and oversight of hospice and palliative care medical service delivery.
- Provides physician direction and guidance to the Interdisciplinary Team and attending physicians to ensure continuity of hospice medical services and maintenance of quality care for patients and families.
- Represents HNCO within the medical community, advocates for patients, and promotes HNCO's mission and programs.
- Serves as a liaison and contact between the hospice and palliative care program, community physicians, care facilities and affiliated hospitals in order to develop and expand the number of patients served by hospice.
- Occasional primary care responsibilities may be possible if a patient is GIP status in a skilled nursing facility. Our service area is Ashland 50%, Knox 25% and Richland 25%, with primary responsibility for Ashland County.
- There is an opportunity for the Medical Director to help shape the duties and function of this role.
- The role is anticipated to require about 4-8 hours per week, including attending IDT meetings every two weeks and a monthly management meeting. However, these hours could increase based on the advocacy and community involvement availability of the individual.
- Weekday on-call availability (average 1 call per night) for medicine adjustments regarding pain management or pronouncement of death (phone only).
- One weekend on-call per month.
Compensation includes monthly stipend, hourly reimbursement and on-call per diem rates.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Hospice of North Central Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. Hospice of North Central Ohio does not discriminate against associates or applicants because of race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, military status, pregnancy, disability, marital status, familial status, or any other characteristics protected by law. Equal employment opportunity is extended to all persons in all aspects of the associate-employer relationship including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, discipline, reduction in staff, termination, assignment of benefits, and other terms or conditions of employment.