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Job Descriptions

 

Medical Director

Date:  January 2016

 
          

Reports To: Division:  Medical Services

Department:  Healogics Specialty Physicians

Prepared By:  Healogics Specialty Physicians™

Division:  Medical Services

 
       
     Summary: The position is best suited to a physician executive with a strong desire to focus their practice in wound care with the ability to not only provide clinical care to patients, but to serve as a physician leader responsible for the clinical, operational and financial results of their Wound Care Center®.  
       
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 
               Clinical Support:
  • Provide a high level of quality clinical care to patients.
  • Complete all documentation and coding on the date of service, complying with all governmental and private payor regulations.
  • Participate in the initial and ongoing clinical education programs, including competency evaluations.
  • Serve as a resource for consultation and referral for providers from other disciplines.
  • Understand the Clinical Practice Guidelines and adherence to standard of care.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures, local medical staff rules, regulations and bylaws.
  • Ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.
  • Conduct and lead the program’s weekly Leadership Meeting.
  • Participate and lead the program’s medical surveillance review and performance improvement process.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of medical records.
  • Check email correspondence daily and respond.
  • Adhere to appropriate billing and coding practices.
  • Support the program’s requirement to remain compliant with pertinent accrediting and regulatory agencies.
  • Support implementation of the Healogics™ Quality Safety Plan (QSP). This includes collaboration with Healogics™ VP of Quality if modifications to the QSP are needed to ensure compliance with local medical staff rules, regulations and bylaws.
  • In cooperation with hospital administration and company policies, review and respond to any complaints and grievances and recommend or take corrective action where appropriate, in accordance with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the Hospital or Hospital’s Medical Staff, as the case may warrant.
  • Serve as liaison with affiliated medical institutions for services required such as hospitalization and emergency medical services.
  • Participate in meetings and conferences as required by the Regional Medical Director, Area Vice President and corporate officers.
  • Participate in regional and national conference(s) related to wound care improvement or new wound care information.
  • Facilitate adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Hospital/Medical staff patient care policies.
  • Ensure appropriate HBO chamber quality and safety, including appropriate documentation of approved indications, physician supervision requirements, and presence of appropriately trained safety director appointed for the Hyperbaric Unit.
 
       
    Educational Support:
  • Pursue all reasonable efforts to encourage physicians and nursing personnel to adhere to Healogics Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as hospital policies pertinent to care in the center.
  • Supervise clinical services provided by all program staff and provide in-service education programs as necessary.
  • Provide continuing wound care education to the staff and community, including new advances in wound healing and new product reviews.
  • Serve as an educational resource for the medical, nursing and administrative staff.
  • Promote his/her personal clinical development though self-directed and continuing medical education.
 
       
    Operational Support:
  • Act as an advocate for the WCC® and encourage patient referrals from the local medical community.
  • In cooperation with Healogics™ and Hospital, enhance the marketability of the wound care program through community education.
  • Provide regular formal presentations to various audiences (i.e., medical staff meetings, hospital department meetings, grand rounds presentations, local medical and community organizations, service clubs, etc.) to enhance visibility of the  WCC® and support local medical and community education and awareness.
  • Actively schedule and participate in one-on-one discussions about the wound care program with primary care and surgical specialties.
  • Communicate with new patient referring physicians via phone calls and written communication of treatment plan and progress.
  • Act as spokesperson for wound care program services when local media opportunities arise.
  • Support the joint effort of Healogics™ and Hospital in drafting and implementing an annual business plan.
  • Participate in hospital administrative meetings as necessary, including the Annual Business Review.
  • Build appropriate relationships with interdisciplinary specialties to ensure appropriate and timely consultative patient care needs.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Healogics™ resources including medical, clinical and operational support teams and be able to access and direct these resources appropriately to the betterment of the Wound Care Center
 
       
    Additional Duties:
  • Act with integrity as related to the corporate code of ethics in all actions representing the company
  • Work effectively with Healogics colleagues and partner hospitals
  • Adapt to corporate and industry changes as necessary
  • Engage in self-development through corporate training and coaching, and through participation with professional associations
  • Continually assess Healogics policies, processes and procedures to ensure they continue to meet on-going departmental and business requirements
 
 

ARNP Nurse Practitioner

Date:  January 2016

       
  

Reports To: Division:  Supervising Physician

Department:  Healogics Specialty Physicians

Prepared By:  Scott Snyder

Division:  Healogics Specialty Physicians

       
    Summary: : Under the supervision of a physician, the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is responsible for providing high quality wound care with a Healogics Wound Care Center.
       
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

                   Clinical Support:
  • Evaluates and manages patients for wound care and ensuring delivered care meets current standards of practice.
  • Adheres to Healogics clinical practice guidelines for wound care
  • Demonstrates competency in the position of wound care including assessment, debridement and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Program to optimize quality service and maintain a high level of patient satisfaction.
  • Serves as a patient advocate, initiating action to provide continuity of care outside the facility setting.
       
    Operations
  • Maintains and retains appropriate patient records, claims and correspondence as it relates to quality assurance procedures, billing & collections, and management reporting systems.
  • Ensures documentation is complete relative to the care provided.
  • Ensures signatures on Superbills and verifies appropriate diagnostic codes are marked.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations.
  • Performs designated administrative duties and maintains appropriate records and claims.
       
    Other
  • Complies with all Helaogics Policies and Procedures, as well as with those of facility.
  • Develops advanced knowledge of wound care and dermatology.
  • Maintains corporate confidentiality pertaining to financial arrangements and information, marketing efforts and techniques, policies and procedures, and operational strategies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to modify treatment approach and evaluation of effectiveness relative to age-specific variables when appropriate.
  • Participates in education, research and leadership activities.
  • Participates in professional organizations related to wound care.
  • Maintains CEUs as required by State of license.
  • Maintains and keeps current all licenses, permits, registrations and certifications.
  • Performs designated administrative duties and other duties assigned as necessary.
       
 

Competencies Required:

   
  • List a sample of anticipated job competencies as noted below.
  • Oral Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Problem-solver
  • High Energy
  • Resilience
  • Dependability
  • Teamwork
  • Attendance/punctuality
  • Technical/Functional Proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintain confidentiality
       
 

Qualifications: 

   
  • Minimum two years clinical experience. Wound Care experience a plus.
  • Current BLS Certification (ACLS a plus)
  • Leadership and motivational attributes
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer Satisfaction aptitude
  • Relationship-building expertise
  • Results-driven orientation
  • Professional in appearance and manner
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to build goodwill through positive interaction with patients and patient families, facility staff, referring physicians and NHCG staff
     
  1. Supervisory:
    • Modify according to the position - Example: The incumbent in the position will not  supervise other employees.
  2. Education/Experience:
    • MSN - Board-eligible or Board certified , Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner   licensure
  3. Language Ability:
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization     
  4. Math Ability:
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  5. Reasoning Ability:
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.         
  6. Computer Skills:
    • Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as web-based database programs and the Internet.
  7. Work Environment:
    • The incumbent in this position is not required to work under any extreme conditions, and must be able to work around a moderate noise level, such as an office, hospital or medical facility environment.
  8. Physical Demands:
    • The incumbent in this position typically has to stand approximately 40% of the time, walk 20% of the time, sit 40% of the time.  In addition, the person is talking or hearing 100% of the time.