Medical Director - Hospice

Physician Cape Girardeau, Missouri Hospice Full-Time


SoutheastHEALTH Hospice and Palliative Care, Cape Girardeau, Missouri


  • Skilled team-oriented BE/BC Hospice and Palliative Care Medical Director
  • Provide clinical services that reflect the organization’s philosophy and mission; to provide dignity, compassion and comfort. 
  • Provide home care with objective data for meeting the criteria for medical interventions as outlined in the policies and procedures of Southeast Home Health/Hospice, MCR, State and Joint commission guidelines. 
  • Work in a collaboration with interdisciplinary team to:
    • Improve overall care and experience for both patients and their families
    • Provide extra layer of support to hospitalists, specialists, and other providers
    • Deliver care that offers patients relief from symptoms, stress of serious illness


  • Guaranteed Competitive Base Salary + wRVU-based Productivity Incentives
  • $30,000 Signing Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • $200,000 Student Loan Repayment
  • 6 weeks Paid Time Off
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Full Benefits, including: Health, Dental, Vision, FSA & 403 (b) options
  • Sub Specialty and Mid-Level Support 


  • Medication review and oversight.
  • Participate in and provide oversight of the Palliative Care consultation service.
  • Responsible for the overall medical component of the care and treatment of terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Provides palliation and management of terminal illness conditions related to the terminal illness.
  • Collaborates with the patient’s attending physician to develop and update the patient’s plan of care and ensure pain and symptom management and control.
  • Serves as a medical resource to hospice, home health, palliative care team, patients, families and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in communications and counseling patient and family in dealing with end of life issues.
  • Participates in resolution of interpersonal conflict and issues of clinical and ethical concerns.
  • Documents care provided in the medical record providing evidence of progression of the end-stage disease process.
  • Reviews patient’s clinical information before certifying and recertifying terminal illness and provides written certification as appropriate levels of care as per standards.
  • Completes and /or ensures Face to Face visits are completed prior to recertifying hospice patients as per standards.
  • Utilizes electronic death registry system to complete death certificates promptly.
  • Maintains accurate and timely computer documentation in the EMR to include visits, signing orders, IDG and phone calls.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and support of agency’s safety policies including patient safety.
  • Interpersonal interactions. Demonstrates understanding of team approach and communication.
  • Performs in-home, nursing home, and inpatient/respite visits for hospice patients and sees palliative care inpatient consults.
  • Contributes to a positive atmosphere, demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service skills.
  • Patient education related to pain and symptom management.
  • Patient advocacy.  Ability to work with diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values.  Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Policy and procedure development, review and approval.
  • Staff, physician and community education.  Act as a liaison to physicians in the community and provides for consultation and education to colleagues related to admission criteria for hospice and palliative care.
  • Contributes to agency committees Policy and Procedures, Ethics and Quality Improvement.
  • Participation in Hospice IDG and collaborates with the Hospice team to ensure that the medical needs of the patient are met and providing oversight of the plan of care.
  • Community physician liaison.
  • Handle phone calls from staff and prescription needs.
  • On call responsibility 24/7 for nursing staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Hospice “Elite” status 2019 and 2020 for patient/family satisfaction
  • Designated as Missouri Level I STEMI Center & Level II Stroke Center
  • Joint Commission accredited Hospice Agency
  • Southeast Hospital is licensed for 244 beds
  • Over 2,400 employees
  • TJC accredited and serves a population of 675,000 in a five-state area
  • Members of Centers to Advanced Palliative Care and National Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Largest cardiothoracic surgery program between St. Louis and Memphis
  • Network of more than 50 care locations in 13 communities, including hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics representing over 30 clinical specialties.
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  • Located on Interstate 55, it is 1.5 hours (118 miles) south of St. Louis, MO and 2.5 hours (172 miles) north of Memphis, TN, with a population of about 40,000
  • Lively downtown area featuring local shopping and delicious cuisine
  • Excellent Public & Private School Options
  • Home to Dalhousie Golf Club - ranked #1 course in Missouri per Golf Digest
  • Located on Mississippi River with Scenic Overlooks & Hiking Trails
  • Family Aquatic Center, Children’s Museum, Trampoline Park
  • Performing Arts, Art Galleries, Shopping, Fine Dining & Antiques
  • Spas, Casino, Wineries, Microbreweries & Seasonal Farmers Markets
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