Attending Physician - L III - Long term Care Facility

Employer
NYC Health + Hospitals
Location
New York, New York
Posted
May 09, 2019
Closes
May 08, 2020
Ref
1987186
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs a medical evaluation on all new admissions including history and physical examination.
  • Orders or performs appropriate diagnostic studies.
  • Documents indications for these tests.
  • Legibly documents the above evaluation in the medical record.
  • Formulates diagnosis(es), directs or performs appropriate therapeutic treatment and counsels residents.
  • Documents prior medication regimen and indications for current medication regimen.
  • Consults with other members of the professional staff; arranges for offsite clinical evaluations including diagnostic studies, treatment and counseling.
  • Gives medical guidance and direction to other members of the health care team.
  • Actively participate in interdisciplinary care team meetings.
  • Re-evaluate persons-served monthly or more frequently as indicated.
  • Addresses emergency issues, ongoing issues and continuity of care.
  • Monitors medication regimen errors. allergies, other adverse reaction and make appropriate interventions.
  • Ensures that persons-served are offered preventive immunizations including pneumococcal vaccine and influenza as indicated.
  • Actively involved in the unit and facility performance improvement process.
  • Participates in discharge planning/transition planning process and provides medical documentation as part of the portable medical profile.
  • Ensures that post discharge medications/prescriptions and follow-up clinic appointments are available for the person served.
  • Provides clinical unit care during hours designated by the medical director.
  • Participates in emergency clinical coverage of persons served after regular hours.
  • Participates in rotating on call schedule for weekend and holiday coverage of persons served.
  • Other assignments as designated by the Chief Medical Officer.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduation from an approved school of medicine; and
  2. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in New York State; and
  3. Current Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board; and
  4. Five (5) years of full-time licensed experience as a physician practicing in her/his field of specialty acceptable to the Medical Board of the hospital
  5. LTC, Geriatric or Palliative Care experience preferred

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