Primary Care Physician

Location
Central Valley, California
Posted
Jan 25, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Contract

WHO WE ARE: 

Are you interested in working for an organization whose mission it is to enable frail, underserved, and multicultural senior communities to live independently at home and in their communities, for as long as possible?   

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is dedicated to providing its participants with comprehensive health and social supports that are proven to effectively manage chronic conditions and to reduce the risk for premature institutionalization. PACE staff are leaders in the “aging in place” industry and we have had the honor of serving our community and their families/caregivers for the past six years.       


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, in coordination with the Program Director for Clinic, provides primary medical care to Innovative Integrated Health participants, including assessment, development of 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. Function in a collegial relationship with the other health care professionals, making independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens. Carries out medical procedures as indicated.

Essential Job Functions
Assessment
•    Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and in initial, semi-annual, unscheduled, and annual assessments; attend morning updates and report changes in participants’ baseline status to appropriate staff on a daily basis.
•    Provide initial and ongoing participant assessments, care plan development, and implementation of care plan.
•    Obtain a complete health history and record the findings in a systematic organized manner.
•    Perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests, and record results in a systematic manner.
•    Identify medical, social, cultural, and financial problems.
•    Perform functional status evaluation and/or mental status examinations using standardized procedures.
•    Identify and describe behavior patterns of the chronically ill.
•    Triage status changes in participants; and facilitate appropriate management of problem identified.

Treatment
•    Provide preventative health care and health promotion for IIH participants.
•    Treat and manage acute chronic illnesses.
•    Regulate and adjust medications as needed.
•    Facilitate medical specialist consultation as needed.
•    Educate participants and families regarding health maintenance and their chronic medical conditions, in cooperation with nursing staff.
•    Provide inpatient attending coverage responsibility when participant is hospitalized or admitted to a nursing facility and communicate participant status to the IIH team.
•    Work as supervising physician with the nurse practitioner and/or physician assistant at that site.

Evaluation
•    Serve as a source of geriatric and medical knowledge for the interdisciplinary team.
•    Maintain an active role in the interdisciplinary team process.
•    Evaluate the effectiveness of the participant’s plan of care and revise as appropriate.
•    Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in the development of the comprehensive plan of care and ongoing monitoring of the participant’s health status.
•    Maintain current, accurate documentation of health care services provided, coordinated, or contracted.

Consultation
•    Integrate into the interdisciplinary team as an active participant.
•    Serve on various committees of the organization as requested.
•    Prepare and submit reports including services provided as required.
•    Attend pertinent health care conferences and courses to maintain knowledge of current trends in geriatric health care.
•    Perform related duties as assigned.

Administrative
•    Complete charting and paperwork in a timely manner.
•    Involved in the development and implementation of QAPI activities.
•    Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of IIH.
•    Complete time sheets and recordkeeping documents in a timely manner and as required.
•    Attend staff meetings as required.