The Medical Director of this well established, community based, not for profit jewel of a hospice and palliative care organization will provide oversight of medical services by complementing the attending physicians care, acting as a medical resource to the interdisciplinary group, assuring continuity of hospice medical services, and assuring appropriate measures are in place to manage symptoms and serve the terminally ill patients and their loved ones. The Medical Director will serve as a hospice champion – promoting and representing the program to physicians, physician groups, discharge planners, other referral sources, community health organizations, and potential donors, as appropriate.
Licensed as a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy in the state without restriction or subject to any disciplinary or corrective action. Maintains controlled substances registration with state and federal authorities. Has experience in hospice or palliative care and/or training in end of life care. Participates in ongoing medical education activities related to the medical care of hospice and palliative care patients. Not excluded from participating in the Medicare program. Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive for the area and position
Internal Number: 20181
About Joliet Area Community Hospice
With 36 years of experience in hospice and palliative medicine, Joliet Area Community
Hospice is committed to delivering the highest quality care to the citizens of Northern
Illinois. Founded in 1982, this hospice organization built the first Hospice Home in the State
of Illinois to bring cutting-edge hospice care to the area. Since its founding, the agency has
experienced continued record growth through the years, serving more than 25,000 patients.
Located in Joliet, this community hospice provides care options that include palliative
care, in-home skilled nursing, residential and respite care to patients and families throughout
eight counties, including Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston and portions of Cook,
DuPage and Kankakee counties. JACH is also recognized as one of only a handful of
Chicago-area hospices offering a dedicated pediatric hospice and palliative care team.
The JACH Hospice Home, with 16 private patient rooms, provides short-term hospice
as well as respite care.