Since its inception nearly 40 years ago in beautiful, historic Annapolis, The Hospice of the Chesapeake (HOC) has been the premier hospice care provider in Maryland's Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. With a daily census of nearly 500, HOC cares for patients where ever they reside – either in an HOC inpatient unit, or in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO)is responsible for the medical standard of care, working in concert with Hospice of the Chesapeake’s (HOC’s) Medical Directors and Nurse Practitioners. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, s/he will possess outstanding clinical experience as well as the leadership skills that foster: optimal standards of care; a positive, respectful, and productive workplace environment; and an unwavering compassion for patients and their families. In addition to medical oversight, the selected candidate will serve on the Senior Leadership Team and play an integral role in helping guide the organization in reaching present/future goals. The CMO will also serve as expert clinical counsel to the President, Boards, and Senior Leadership Team, and foster collegial relationships across internal and external constituencies.
Graduation from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy. Current Maryland physician’s license required.
Minimum ten years’ experience in the practice of medicine required with at least five years of medical administrative experience. Experience in a hospice or palliative care setting highly desirable.
Demonstrated experience in and commitment to the philosophy of hospice care.
Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care preferred
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent customer service philosophy and skills required.
Current knowledge of management/administration; applicable federal, state, local regulations and statutes governing hospice operations and patient care and adequate professional development to maintain license.
Ability to independently take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision-making.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and with attention to details and deadlines and to simultaneously handle multiple projects.
High professional maturity that sets the daily tone in carrying out responsibilities of a leadership position. High degree of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality.
Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to undertake new responsibilities as assigned. Ability to interact cooperatively, tactfully, and effectively with administration, staff, volunteers, and the public.
Competency in computer skills, including word processing, database management, and reporting software.
Willingness and ability to function as a team player, including working some evenings and weekends if needed to accommodate the needs of the organization.
Demonstrated understanding of the mission, vision, and financial limitations of a non-profit organization.
Internal Number: 20186
About Hospice of the Chesapeake
For nearly 40 years the Hospice of the Chesapeake (HOC) has been a highly respected, and vital community nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in the Annapolis, MD region. Serving nearly 500 hospice patients per day, and 600 non-hospice and palliative care patients, HOC is known for being one of the nation's leading hospice programs for Veterans. Points of distinction include:
• The 14-suite Rebecca Fortney Inpatient Care Center, completed in 2015. This state-of-the-art facility offers a more intensive level of care while providing patients and their families with the comforts of home, such as a family room, kitchen, garden, and children’s play area.
• HOC’s robust palliative care program consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains with a specialized pediatric component.
• In addition to traditional care, HOC offers complementary therapies, such as Healing Touch, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Music, and Pet Therapy.
• Chesapeake Life Center, a program service of Hospice of the Chesapeake, serves hospice family members and the community at large with a wide array bereavement services, encompassing individual and family grief counseling, spiritual direction, ...adult support groups, support groups for children and teens, specialty workshops and seminars, pet loss workshops, writing groups, and specialized groups for perinatal and infant loss support. The Life Center also offers summer camps for children and teens.
• A respected leader in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, HOC enjoys strong support from residents and businesses who donate their expertise and contribute philanthropically. HOC has a volunteer corps of more than 400 and in recent years completed a $16 capital campaign, proceeds of which went to the construction of the new inpatient center.