Skilled Nursing Program Medical Director

Western Maryland Health System

Location: Cumberland, MD

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Western Maryland Health System

12500 Willowbrook Rd.
Cumberland, MD 21502

USACS Skilled Nursing Program

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

 

Reports to: Director of Skilled Nursing Services

 

 

Job Function:

 

The job functions of the Medical Director of the Skilled Nursing Program is:

  1. Develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures to ensure high quality care delivery by medical providers in the Skilled Nursing Program
  2. Track quality and performance metrics. Recognize deviation from standards of performance and correct deficiencies
  3. Interview and approve hiring of all personnel for the Skilled Nursing Program. Conduct regularly scheduled performance appraisals
  4. Perform monthly chart audits for compliance with medical record documentation standards
  5. Perform admission examinations, regulatory visits and medically necessary acute visits on patients admitted to the USACS Skilled Nursing Service
  6. Serve as facility Medical Director at all SNF’s. USACS contracted with WMHS 
  • Monthly chart audits
  • Attendance at Quality Assurance and Psychotropic Review and Readmission group meetings
  • Scheduled and nonscheduled meetings with facility administration
  • Perform all duties of the facility Medical Director as contained in Federal regulations and COMAR
  • Assist in the development of the Skilled Nursing Program both locally and nationally

Requirements:

 

  1. Board Certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  2. Maintain current BLS and ACLS certification
  3. Maintain active and unrestricted Maryland license to practice Medicine
  4. Maintain privileges on WMHS Medical Staff
  5. Completion of American Medical Directors Association course in SNF management. Working toward CMD designation.

 

 

Administrative Duties and Estimated Time Commitment

 

 

DUTY                                                     Time (hours/month)

Facility Medical Director                                             30

         (3 facilities)

  • Monthly QA, Psychotropic, and Readmission Committee meetings
  • Audit charts of facility medical providers. Identify deficiencies, communicate with providers, follow up for compliance , develop and implement plan for noncompliance with Federal, State, and facility standards for medical care
  • Perform second signature examinations

 

  USACS SNF Medical Director –                                      30 hours

  • Collect, monitor, and report program metrics
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to improve quality of care by SNF program providers
  • Liaison with facility administration concerning quality of care issues in the facilities
  • Monthly chart audits for documentation compliance
  • Weekly staff meetings
  • Education of SNF program providers on documentation, coding, and medical management of residents in SNFs
  • Communicate with USACS management team – meeting and email

 

Hospital Information

  • Western Maryland Regional Medical Center is the flagship facility of Western Maryland Health System 
  • The facilities offer a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, pediatric, geriatric and obstetric patients
  • Sophisticated diagnostic testing services and state-of-the-art procedures are available
  • Procedures including Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty and Open Heart Surgery are available on site

Emergency Department

  • The ED boasts a rapid medical evaluation unit to improve time to definitive treatment for moderate acute patients
  • A 20-bed Observation Unit exclusively for emergency medicine patients, with care provided by a separate and unique professional
  • 48 beds
  • 16 Fast Track beds
  • 30 hours of physician coverage
  • 40 hours of APP coverage
  • Meditech EMR system
  • Hospitalist Program
  • 10% Pediatric visits

Community

Tourists, tech companies, and a vibrant business community have made Cumberland a regional center, while the city’s picturesque neighborhoods, excellent public and private schools, restaurants, theaters, and many other attractions make it an ideal location to live, work, and play. Within an easy drive of Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, Cumberland, while connected, is filled with families who’d rather go skiing, white water rafting, rock climbing, fishing, golfing, hiking, camping, or exploring in the beautiful mountains where they live.

Cumberland has a mix of public and private schools whose mission is to provide safe, happy places where kids can concentrate on learning. The schools host a number of academic competitions and athletic programs. In addition, four area colleges and universities are just a short drive from Cumberland.

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