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POSITION DESCRIPTION / PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Job Title: Dialysis Services Medical Director


Prepared by: __________________________________
Date: ________________________________________

Supervised by: Administration, Governing Body


Approved by: ___________________________
Date: _________________________________

Job Summary: Is responsible for the supervision and assurance of the quality, safety and appropriateness of the
medical and technical care provided to patients in this facility. Ensures provision of Dialysis Services that reflects the
organizations philosophy and standards. Adheres to all state, federal, accrediting organization regulations and other
regulatory guidelines as applicable. Is responsible for leadership in the Dialysis Services Facility's quality
improvement activities and patient safety initiatives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
3 = Exceeds Performance

2 = Expected Performance

1 = Needs Improvement

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:


Directs and coordinates medical care for Dialysis Services.

Ensures that there is a written plan of organization, responsibilities and function for every
category of staff.

Participates in administrative decision making, establishes policies, procedures and


guidelines designed to ensure the provision of adequate, comprehensive care.

Communicates with patients attending physicians and other healthcare providers


regarding the Dialysis Services policies, procedures and standards.

In conjunction with the administration, develops and implements rules, regulations and
policies that govern the nephrologists who admit patients to Dialysis Services.

Monitors the clinical practice of the nephrologists; may intervene as needed on the
patients behalf.

Provides continuous medical coverage for patient care needs, including adequate
alternative physician coverage when the patients physician is not personally available.

Assists in developing procedures for the emergency treatment of patients.

Assists with the development of policies and procedures for the admission, transfer or
discharge of patients to other facilities when necessary.

Participates in patient comprehensive care planning.

Monitors and reviews each involuntary patient discharge to ensure that the facility
interdisciplinary team follows the discharge and transfer policies.

Is responsible for ensuring that facility staff members receive the appropriate education
and training to competently perform their job responsibilities.

Participates in the development and implementation of educational programs for nursing


and other healthcare professionals of Dialysis Services.

Helps to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for patients and staff through review and
evaluation of incident reports and identification of hazards to health and safety. Makes
relevant recommendations to Administration.

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Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:


Understands and ensures compliance with Dialysis Services policies and procedures for
safety, infection preventions and control, hazardous materials and waste, etc.

Ensures all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and
reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Ensures a culture of safety and quality.

Is a patient advocate, ensuring the patients medical and psychosocial needs are met.

Develops, revises and implements policies and procedures for patient care, infection
prevention and control, performance improvement and patient rights.

Ensures that Dialysis Services maintains accreditation, licensing and quality patient care
through establishment of performance improvement monitoring programs and standards.

Monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of medical services as an integral
part of the overall performance improvement program.

Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.

Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and their families.

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Demonstrates knowledge of current pain management protocols.

Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to and staff and


encourages interactive meetings and discussions.

Presents to the Governing Body and/or its committees, periodic reports reflecting medical
services of the Dialysis Services and such special reports as may be required by the
Governing Body.

Develops educational classes for healthcare professionals regarding Dialysis Services.

Serves as liaison between the medical staff and administration.

Encourages facility participation in community activities such as the National Kidney


Foundation and ESRD Networks.

Provides explicit criteria for peer review and performance evaluation.

Identifies the need for medical research.

Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings.

Works closely with the Nurse Manager and NCOIC to facilitate patient care,
administration, staff development, education, inspections and research.

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Professional Requirements:
Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean.

Maintains regulatory requirements.

Wears identification while on duty.

Ensures confidentiality of patient records.

Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the organization.

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Total Points

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Regulatory Requirements:

Doctor of medicine or osteopathy.

Currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of __________________.

Board eligible or certified in nephrology by a professional board and has at least 12 months experience in the

Drug Enforcement Administration Registration.

Presentation of Certificate of Insurance.

Administrative experience preferred.

care of patients in dialysis facilities.

Language Skills:

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Additional languages preferred.

Skills:

Basic computer knowledge.

Physical Demands:

For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following
description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of the position without compromising patient care.

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DESCRIPTION OF
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
JOB TITLE:

DEPARTMENT:

NAME:

# HOURS/WORKDAY:

DEVELOPED BY:

DATE DEVELOPED:

MANAGER SIGNATURE:

DATE:

CHECK APPROPRIATE BOX FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BEST DESCRIBE THE EXTENT OF THE SPECIFIC
ACTIVITY PERFORMED BY THE STAFF MEMBERS IN THIS POSITION
Note:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable


individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this position.

On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities

Show the amount of time by checking the


appropriate boxes below.

None

Amount of Time
up to 1/3 to 2/3 and
1/3
1/2
more

Stand:
Walk:
Sit:
Talk or hear:
Use hands to finger, handle or feel:
Push/Pull:
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:
Reach with hands and arms:
Taste or smell:

This job requires that weight be lifted or force be


exerted. Show how much and how often by
checking the appropriate boxes below.

None

Amount of Time
up to 1/3 to 2/3 and
1/3
1/2
more

Up to 10 pounds:
Up to 25 pounds:
Up to 50 pounds:
Up to 100 pounds:
More than 100 pounds:
This job has special vision requirements. Check all that apply.

Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)


Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be
seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are
fixed on a given point)
Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability to
judge distances and spatial relationships)
Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an
object into sharp focus)
No Special Vision Requirements

Specific demands not listed: ________________________________


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WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions.

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appropriate boxes below.
Amount of Time
None up to 1/3 to 2/3 and
1/3
1/2
more
Wet, humid conditions (nonweather):
Work near moving mechanical parts:
Fumes or airborne particles:
Toxic or caustic chemicals:
Outdoor weather conditions:
Extreme cold (non-weather):
Extreme heat (non-weather):
Risk of electrical shock:
Work with explosives:
Risk of radiation:
Vibration:
The typical noise level for the work environment is:
(Check all that apply)
Very Quiet
Loud Noise
Quiet
Very Loud Noise
Moderate Noise
Hearing:
Ability to hear alarms on equipment
Ability to hear patient call
Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff

REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIONS

Repetitive use of foot control


A. Right only
B. Left only
C. Both
Repetitive use of hands
A. Right only
B. Left only
C. Both
Grasping: simple/light
A. Right only
B. Left only
C. Both
Grasping: firm/heavy
A. Right only
B. Left only
C. Both
Fine Dexterity
A. Right only
B. Left only
C. Both

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Number of Hours
1-2
3-4
5-6

7+

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CONTINUATION PAGE


Staff Member:

Job Title:

Performance Evaluation Score:


# of total points achieved X 100 = _________%
(maximum score)

80 - 100% = Exceeds Performance


50 - 79% = Expected Performance
0 - 49% = Needs Improvement

Managers Comments:

Recommended Goals/Actions:

Staff Member Comments:

Actions Recommended by Department Manager:

Performance Review Only

Salary Increase: _____________

Next Performance Review on: _____________

Salary Increase Denied

____________________________________________
Staff Member Signature

__________________________
Date

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Department Manager Signature

__________________________
Date

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Administrative Signature

__________________________
Date

PERSONNEL MEMBER
ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION
As a member of the Facilitys personnel team, your comments and input are important to both the
continuing development and quality provision of patient care and services of the institution. Your continued
professional growth and job satisfaction are primary goals of the organization. The administrative team and
your department supervisor are interested in your comments regarding the following:
1 - 5
(1 = poor, 5 = excellent)

1.

How would you rate your current job satisfaction level?

2.

How would you rate your current job performance?

3.

How would you rate the organizations provision of personnel benefits?

4.

How would you rate the organizations provisions for personnel continuing education?

5.

How would you rate the organizations physical working environment?

6.

How would you rate the organizations emotional working environment?

7.

List your professional goals:

8.

List any departmental goals that may differ from professional goals
(include educational and performance goals):

9.

Is there anything the organization can do to help you achieve any of these goals?

10.

If so, please describe:

11.

Comments you feel may assist the organization with improving personnel satisfaction levels:

Note: This organization pledges to utilize information provided for the sole purpose of improving
personnel satisfaction and assisting the author with achievement of advanced personal and/or
professional growth.