Medical Director - Geriatric or Palliative Medicine Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Waterville, Maine
Posted
Jun 20, 2019
Closes
Jun 19, 2020
Ref
1992479
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Mount Saint Joseph Residence & Rehabilitation (MSJ) has an excellent opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Internal Medicine physician, preferably fellowship trained in Geriatric or Palliative Medicine, to join an award winning long-term care facility located in Waterville, Maine.   

The Medical Director at MSJ will have the option to become a full time employee with approximately 15 hours per month dedicated to the Medical Director role, or they can choose a part time role covering only the 15 hours each month in the Medical Director role. The selected Medical Director will be responsible for ensuring the highest practical level of medical care for the residents within Mount Saint Joseph. This opportunity is primarily administrative, providing medical and quality oversight, and organizing physician and mid-level services as well as articulating MSJ's mission to the community. 

The Medical Director will be responsible for holding attending Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants accountable for delivery of care, including conducting practice and performance reviews of attending physicians and sharing attending Physician expectations with facility management and staff so they can identify and document situations where physicians are not performing according to standards.  Among other duties, the Medical Director will implement appropriate policies and procedures, develop and implement evidence-based protocols, ensure pain policies and procedures are up to date and evidence-based, ensure residents receive adequate and appropriate pharmacy services, and will identify and secure services to assess and address sensory deficits.

Requirements for this opportunity include obtaining American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification and/or American Medical Director Association (AMDA) certification within a timeframe mutually agreed upon with MSJ. The physician must also demonstrate completion of yearly continuing education programs, including those mandated by Trinity Health Senior Communities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a physician to lead the team at Mount Saint Joseph Residence & Rehabilitation. 

 

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

A competitive compensation package is being offered for excellent candidates.     

 

ABOUT THE FACILITY

Mount Saint Joseph Residence & Rehabilitation (MSJ) is a 138-bed long-term care facility that includes 111 skilled nursing beds and 27 assisted living beds, including 34 behavioral health beds. MSJ has been caring for the people of Waterville and its surroundings since 1966. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon, Mount Saint Joseph takes pride in providing person-centered care that emphasizes quality of life. A nonprofit organization, MSJ is funded with federal and state dollars and charitable donations made by families and the community.

With a mission to serve in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence in the community, Mount Saint Joseph strives to:

  • create a caring, stimulating environment that promotes growth and independence;
  • enhance well-being through nutrition, fitness and activity; and
  • foster peace and contentment by honoring the unique spirit of each individual and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Mount Saint Joseph is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation.     

To learn more about Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation, visit http://www.trinityhealthseniorcommunities.org/mount-saint-joseph-residence-rehabilitation.

 

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Waterville, Maine is located on the banks of the Kennebec River in Maine. Waterville is easily accessed by two exits off Interstate-95 as well as Route 201, a national, historic byway and part of the Kennebec-Chaudière Corridor. Waterville is located 20 minutes from the state capital of Augusta, and just an hour from the famous Maine coast, with popular destinations such as Portland, Camden, Rockport, and Bar Harbor offering an unmatched  variety of cultural, epicurean, and recreational opportunities to explore.

Waterville takes great pride in its downtown, with seven structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Waterville is home to many unique shops, one-of-a-kind eateries and a well-attended farmers’ market with produce and products from local farmers and craft artisans.

Within City limits you will find a unique mix of shops and restaurants, medical facilities, and Thomas College and Colby College. Residents enjoy numerous arts & cultural amenities, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum and the Railroad Square Cinema, which was recently touted as one of “The Best 5 Cinemas in New England” by Yankee Magazine. Waterville hosts a year-round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Maine International Film Festival, Waterville Intown Arts Fest, Taste of Greater Waterville, and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

Shoppers will find an eclectic array of products, including upscale women’s clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, Maine-made products, toys and books and much more. Dining options are equally as diverse, offering authentic Lebanese, southern Creole and Mexican cuisines, Asian specialties, assorted American fare, delicious pub food, and fresh seafood, not to mention great bagels, sandwiches and coffee.

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight over the miles of hiking trails located throughout the City, including those found at the four-season Quarry Road Recreation Area. Quarry Road also provides cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing in the winter months and biking, kayaking and walking opportunities in the spring, summer and fall. The Kennebec River also offers spectacular fishing and boating opportunities.

For more information about the Waterville area, visit http://www.waterville-me.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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