Physician- Palliative Care Job at VyncaCare, San Mateo, CA

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  • VyncaCare
  • San Mateo, CA

Job Description

ResolutionCare is a fast-paced, fun and entrepreneurial environment. We are incredibly passionate about transforming care for those living with serious illness. Our entire team has a strong commitment to caring for each other and those we serve. We are a mission-driven organization with a team working together to improve the lives of individuals living with serious illness and their families. We work together to achieve success through our core values: Excellence, Compassion, Curiosity and Integrity.


Role Summary

The Physician works independently, primarily via video conference and is supported by a team to perform a variety of duties associated with providing palliative care for patients living with serious illness. 


Essential Clinical Responsibilities

  • Provides palliative care for patients via phone, video conferencing, and home visits per the patient’s care plan. Care is delivered primarily via video conferencing, with potential home visits, as needed. 
  • Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronically ill palliative patients.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures consistent with patient’s clinical needs in collaboration with Primary Care and Specialty Providers.
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for the optimal management of symptoms and support of best possible quality of life.
  • Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability, in collaboration with Primary Care and Speciality Providers, as well as other agencies (eg. Home Health, Hospital Palliative Care, Care Transitions).
  • Educates patients, family members, and caregivers regarding medical problems, complex shared decision making,  and optimal medication adherence.
  • Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. enrolling, transferring, and discharging patients in collaboration with the Team Lead and Director.
  • Ensures timely referrals to hospice when a patient meets hospice eligibility criteria in the context of an Interdisciplinary Team that prepares patients and families for such a transition through counsel and guidance.
  • Provides leadership to the Interdisciplinary Team for complex and sensitive holistic care assessments and plan, implements and evaluates care utilizing advanced communication skills.
  • Understands Medicare reimbursement and coding for all levels of service in addition to Medicaid and other regulatory requirements.
  • Submits accurate coding and billing information for each patient interaction.
  • Maintains up-to-date patient records through a charting system so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated, and changes are reflected as they occur, including new information obtained during meetings.
  • Documentation is completed within established agency guidelines and to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates regularly with the interdisciplinary care team for ongoing care coordination, to include admissions and discharges of patients on service.
  • Serves as collaborating physician to ResolutionCare nurse practitioners. 
  • Participates in after-hours on call rotation.
  • Participates in peer review, chart review, and Quality Assurance activities, medical staff meetings, case reviews and Company-wide clinical training sessions. 
  • Must maintain an unencumbered license to practice in the state of California, and ability to obtain additional state licensure.
  • Assume other duties in support of ResolutionCare’s needs as directed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid and relevant California professional license to practice medicine
  • Current American Board of Specialties (ABMS) certification as a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialist.
  • Possession of a valid DEA certificate
  • Basic CPR
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current recognized standards of care within the scope of licensure.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice medicine.
  • Must have general computer skills and a working knowledge of word processing programs including MS Office, have the ability to independently learn and use Google Suite, and use of the internet, have the ability to learn and use video conferencing software, ability to learn and enter data into new software including complex electronic medical records system.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities working with a diverse patient population.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable State and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Ability to multi-task including rapidly switching from a task to handle emergency situations and returning to previous work.
  • Must be able to work occasionally beyond normal hours as needed to complete projects or cases.
    Ability to provide leadership guidance to others.


Preferred:

  • Knowledge of palliative care or a closely related field (home health, critical care, hospice, etc.).


Position Location and Travel Requirements:

  • This position is virtual/remote.
  • Occasional travel may be required to perform job duties, attend trainings, visit clinics/hospitals, professional conferences or company events. 


Compensation and Benefits: 

  • The salary range for this position is between $200,000 and $250,000, commensurate with experience, qualifications, and geographic location.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our benefits program which includes:
    • Health Insurance through Blue Shield
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 401K Retirement through Vanguard with a 4% match
    • Regular and Flex PTO accrual
    • 11 paid holidays


Organizational Requirements

  • Works at all times within the policies and guidelines of the company
  • Willingness to use video conferencing as frequently as appropriate
  • Ensures effective use of resources
  • Plays an active part in the development and maintenance of good relationships with all who have business with the Company
  • Respects at all times the confidentiality of information covering patients, staff and volunteers and is HIPAA compliant
  • Promotes the company’s philosophy of compassionate communication towards all patients, relatives, visitors and coworkers


Additional Information:

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain all the duties required of the employee. There may be additional activities, duties, and/or responsibilities required for this position that are not listed in this job description.
  • In accordance with ResolutionCare’s commitment to leadership and industry-leading care, we require that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza. Documented and supported requests for religious and medical accommodation may be considered but may not be approved in all circumstances.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Vynca Inc and ResolutionCare P.C. are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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