Nursing Home Services Physician, 1.0 FTE, South Sound

Employer
Washington Permanente Medical Group
Location
Tacoma, Washington
Posted
Sep 14, 2020
Closes
Sep 14, 2021
Ref
2054936
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

About Us

Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.

Summary

Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a full time 1.0 FTE Nursing Home Services Physician to join our team. Our Nursing Home Services team is highly collaborative and operates in multiple facilities within the greater Puget Sound region. This position supports two South Sound area facilities, which include Des Moines and Tacoma. This position is a mix of Skilled Nursing Facility and Long-Term Care.

Benefits

Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.

Community

Des Moines, with a population of 31,000, is located on the east shore of Puget Sound, approximately halfway between the major cities of Seattle and Tacoma. The city is bordered by the suburbs of Federal Way to the south, Kent to the east, SeaTac to the northeast, Burien to the north, and Normandy Park to the northwest. It is home to Saltwater State Park, the most-used State Park on the Sound, a 838-berth full service marina, Highline College, many quaint waterfront restaurants, and is only two miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Tacoma, locally referred to as "T-Town", is a mid-sized urban port city and the seat of Pierce County. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mt. Rainier National Park. With a population of 198,397, Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma is home to a vibrant, creative community of writers, artists and musicians, photographers, filmmakers, passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners. It also serves as a base for large companies like State Farm, BNY Mellon, Columbia Bank and Key Bank. Drawing families to its charming neighborhoods with big city amenities, true urbanites are drawn to downtown Tacoma for its competitively priced living spaces with sweeping mountain, city and water views.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.

As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients-the heart of everything we do-first.

Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
o Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
o Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
o Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region

Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other-with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

ExperienceRequired
  • EDUCATION Current certification from AAFP or ABIM. Completion of accredited fellowship in Geriatrics is preferred. CMD certification from AMDA/PALTC.
  • All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.
  • Full range of clinical skills, experience in nursing home care, and an interest in working with an innovative group practice.
  • 3-5 years working with an interdisciplinary team in post-acute care.
EducationRequired
  • Medical Degree MD/DO or better
Licenses & CertificationsRequired
  • DEA License
  • Washington Medical Lic

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