Geriatric Medicine Opportunity
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Saint Joseph PACE has an excellent full time employment opportunity for Board Certified or Board Eligible Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician who possess experience in Geriatric Medicine to join a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) located in Mishawaka, Indiana.
The selected provider will report to the Medical Director with administrative supervision of this opportunity overseen by the Executive Director. The physician will provide primary medical care to Saint Joseph PACE participants, including assessment, developing a plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, provision of direct participant medical care, and evaluation of effectiveness of the plan of care. They must function in a collegial relationship with the other health care professionals, making independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens while carrying out medical procedures as indicated.
Preference will be shown to experienced candidates who possess an Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine; however, candidates who possess experience working with frail or elderly population are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be Board Certified or Board eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, be eligible to practice medicine in the State of Indiana and possess DEA registration. Additional requirements include a minimum of one year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population, an interest in frail older adults and knowledge of their physical, mental, and social needs. The physician must possess effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults and the desire to work in a creative alternate health care setting while managing changing priorities according to participant needs.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. PACE serves individuals who are aged 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. While all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about 7 percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee needs nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. We encourage fellowship and independence while serving seniors and their families with dignity and respect. Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, PACE is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right Geriatric Medicine physician to be part of Saint Joseph Health System.
Saint Joseph PACE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.
ABOUT THE FACILITY
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) – South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana is a non-profit, full service, multi-hospital health care system with three hospitals and multiple satellite facilities. Located in North Central Indiana, SJRMC is a regional health care network comprised of a 254-bed acute care hospital in South Bend/Mishawaka, a 58-bed acute care hospital in Plymouth, a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute and 20 physician practices. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.
SJRMC provides faith-based, personalized care in a diverse and team-oriented environment and offers physicians an opportunity to realize personal development as well as fulfill the mission of the Medical Center. SJRMC offers a wide variety of programs and care for the communities served and provides health care for all people from all walks of life.
SJRMC has a physician network dedicated to delivering an excellent care experience for every patient. SJRMC’s modern, state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive medical staff make this the ideal place to practice medicine and achieve the perfect balance between your professional and personal life. If you are a physician that shares the passion for helping people live longer, healthier lives, SJRMC invites you to join our team of physicians as we touch the lives and improve the health of our patients and the communities we serve.
For more information on Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, visit www.sjmed.com
South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana – located 80 miles east of Chicago is the commercial and industrial metropolitan center of North Central Indiana with a population of more than 240,000. Comfortably nestled along the meandering banks of the St. Joseph River, South Bend/Mishawaka is a beautiful community with plenty of history, tradition and a wealth of cultural, recreational, sporting, and entertainment opportunities.
St. Joseph County is a leader in industrial and manufacturing business opportunities technology development, which combines to offer excellent opportunities to its residents and new comers alike. St. Joseph County provides a family-friendly environment and convenient living, with easy regional access to its parks, bike and pedestrian walkways, regional beaches, lakes and many cultural activities. The South Bend Regional Airport makes traveling convenient and the South Shore Line train makes daily runs to Chicago for less than the cost of parking. Indianapolis is a three-hour drive due south on US 31 and the sand dunes and shores of Lake Michigan are less than an hour’s drive away.
Known for the legendary University of Notre Dame, the region boasts several colleges and universities, along with multiple reputable public and private school systems. In addition to plenty of sports and recreation, South Bend offers world-class attractions, culture and arts including community museums, theatre, symphony, and more – all the cultural advantages of a larger city combined with small town warmth and charm.
South Bend/Mishawaka offers four full seasons of beautiful springs, comfortable summers, colorful autumns, and invigorating winters, which makes it the ideal place to live.
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