Medical Director for Skilled Nursing
West Bend , WI
February 6, 2020
March 13, 2020
- Duly licensed to practice medicine without restriction in the State of Wisconsin.
- Medical Director will comply with: the principles of ethics adopted by the American Medical Association; applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations; the standards of care in the medical community.
- Registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and any applicable state agency authorizing Medical Director to prescribe drugs within the scope of such registration.
- Eligible to receive reimbursement for professional services rendered from state and federally-funded health care programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare and Medicaid.
- Never been excluded from participation in any federally-funded health care program including, without limitation, Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE, nor has been convicted or found to have violated any federal or state fraud and abuse law or illegal remuneration law.
Certified Medical Director status recommended, but can obtain on the job.
- Directing and coordinating medical care at the facility
- Assisting in arranging for continuous physician coverage to handle medical emergencies
- Guiding the facility in the development and implementation of resident care policies including review and revision of existing policies
- Assisting in developing procedures for the emergency treatment of residents
- In an emergency, assuming temporary care of a resident
- Assisting in developing procedures for the transfer of residents to other organizations when necessary
- Participating in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines designed to ensure the provision of adequate, comprehensive services in coordination with the Nursing Director, Administrator and other healthcare professionals
- Participating in the resident care management system
- Researching potential resident care programs and advising the Administrator
- Acting as a resource person for staff
- Participating with other healthcare professionals to establish policies designed to reassure the Governing Body that all healthcare professionals practice within the scope of their license
- Participating in the facility’s inservice training programs
- Monitoring the health status of employees and advising the administration on employee health policies, as needed in conjunction with occupational health services
- Acting as a consultant to the facility Administrator, Director of Nursing and the individual responsible for social services concerning the facility’s ability to meet the psychosocial, medical and physical needs of residents
- Advising the Administrator about the adequacy and appropriateness of the facility’s scope of services for residents, its professional and support staff and its medical equipment
- Acting as a consultant in the development and maintenance of an adequate medical record system for the facility
- Helping to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for residents and staff by reviewing and evaluating incident reports, identifying hazards to health and safety and making relevant recommendations to the Administrator
- Being knowledgeable about the policies and programs of public health agencies that may affect resident care programs
- Being knowledgeable off state and federal regulations and accrediting organization standards
- Acting as the facility’s medical representative in the community
- Monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of medical services as an integral part of the overall performance improvement program
- Seeking appropriate consultation, as appropriate
- Advising the Administrator and Governing Body on future resident care programs
- Reviewing recommendations and reports of drug regimen review and PI committee; implementing recommendations
- Meeting with administration to discuss administrative, nutrition services and housekeeping issues, specific resident care issues; developing solutions; creating or updating policies and procedures, typically 6 to 8 hours per month
- Participating in the provision of in-service training programs
- Monitors the use of psychotropic medication in order to minimize the misuse or overuse of these medications
Kelli DeRuyter, RN, NHA