SD - Medical Director - Spearfish Nursing and Rehab

Spearfish, SD

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
Medical Director needed for two facilities in South Dakota.  Provider will float from Rolling Hills Nursing and Rehab in Bell Fouche to Spearfish Canyon Nursing in Spearfish. Facilities are roughly 10-15 minutes from each other. Medical Director will see some patients, mostly new admissions and follow them. Medical Director will also attend QA meetings. Schedule is typically Monday - Friday with occasional call in the evenings or weekend if there are medical issues that come up. SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the position is to ensure the highest quality of resident care available, support staff and establish a positive reputation in the community while delivering the companys core values of wellness, compassion, customer experience and company results. The Medical Director will assist in planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the clinical policies and practices in accordance with current federal, state and local standards governing longterm care facilities, and as directed by the Administrator, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to the residents at all times.   Medical Director Duties includes   ·       The medical director will help develop and disseminate policies and procedures related to effective patient care and regulatory compliance.   ·       The medical director will help the facility educate and inform the staff and practitioners about medical conditions and care approaches appropriate for the population and will help incorporate such information into clinical policies and procedures.  ·       The medical director will guide physicians to follow clinical procedures and protocols that the facility, medical director, and/or medical staff agree are needed, or provide a valid medical rationale for deviating from them.  ·       The medical director will help develop and implement an approach to evaluating the care and performance of physicians and other licensed healthcare practitioners (for example, nurse practitioners) whom the medical director oversees.   ·       The medical director will summarize physician-related issues and actions for the facilitys QA Committee.  ·       The medical director will provide clinical guidance and oversight regarding clinical standards of practice for quality of resident/patient care and for quality of life.  ·       The above includes a review of whether the facilitys clinical policies and protocols are consistent with applicable medical and geriatrics standards.    ·       The medical director will help review, identify and address trends, patterns, and causes of accidents and incidents.  ·       The medical director will advise the facility on employee health and infection control issues and give input into specific infection control policies and practices.  ·       The medical director will help identify and address underlying causes of clinical problems and deficiencies on licensure survey, including (but not limited to) those involving physician practice and compliance.  ·       The medical director will help the facility identify and use objective quality indicators to evaluate and improve the care and to assess and resolve related problems.  ·       The medical director will help review and discuss quality data and clinical topics (for example, falls, skin breakdown, and unplanned weight loss) presented at the quality assurance meeting, and help identify trends, patterns, causes, and pertinent interventions.  ·       The evaluation should consider how physician practices have affected desired results.  ·       Periodically, the medical director will meet with the Director of Nursing (DON) and administrator to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern regarding the care and facility operations.  ·       During facility surveys (state, federal, accreditation, etc.), the medical director will be available to consult with the facility and will help respond to surveyor questions about medical care and physician issues.    QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and Experience ·       A medical degree (M.D or D.O), or comparable non-U.S. diploma with required licensure in the United States without restrictions·       Valid medical license in the state in which employed·       CMD Certificate if applicable    

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