WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Hospice Doctor Job Description
Below is our hospice doctor job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Hospice Doctor Job Description
Our hospice doctors helps our patients manage their terminal conditions to limit the degree of pain they feel in their final months. They will determine who is and isn’t eligible for our program and refer patients to specialists as needed. Our hospice doctors must be compassionate to both patients and their families as they explain the next steps forward. As the population ages, palliative care attracts more and more attention in the medical community. We need our physicians to stay up to date with new treatments and equipment and implement new procedures as needed. This position can be a rewarding way for physicians to treat and care for those at the end stages of their life.
- Managing patient symptoms
- Referring patients to specialists as needed
- Working with nurses to ensure that treatment plans are understood and followed
- Meeting with patients regularly and adjusting medication or care as needed
- Providing comfort and guidance to patients and families
- Attending physician conferences and training sessions as necessary
- Conducting clinical and/or public sessions regarding best practices for patient care
- Attending educational seminars to determine if a new treatment or device is right for our practice
- Completing all paperwork according to the current HIPAA and HITECH regulations
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- Experience with end-of-life patient care
- Ability to collaborate with nurses
- Familiarity with available palliative conferences and classes in the area
- Comfortable working with grieving families
- Excellent organizational skills
- MD or DO licensure
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- At least 1 year of experience as a hospice doctor
- Board certified in family practice or internal medicine
- Board certified in hospice or geriatric medicine
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3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
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