Geriatric Primary Care Physician

Employer
Geisinger
Location
State College, Pennsylvania
Posted
Feb 12, 2021
Closes
Feb 12, 2022
Ref
2075890
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Geisinger is seeking board certified/board eligible Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and/or Geriatric trained physicians for an exciting primary care opportunity with Geisinger 65 Forward in beautiful State College, Pa.

Job Duties:

At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities and families we serve. Since health changes with age, healthcare should too. To meet the unique needs of our senior patient population, we have implemented community-focused initiatives like Geisinger 65 Forward to provide a new, comprehensive approach to primary care for people 65 and older.

Geisinger 65 Forward is a senior-focused center dedicated to providing “one place” for all health and well-being needs such as wellness coordination, center activities and specialized care. Our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing seniors with the quality medical care they deserve, so they can live better!

Fulfill your calling at Geisinger 65 Forward and keep patients healthier and happier to enjoy more of what life has to offer. At work, you will experience:

  • More time with patients. Up to 60 minutes with patients to answer questions and address concerns.
  • Easier and frequent appointments. Because we specialize in healthcare just for seniors, we’re able to see them more often.
  • Smaller patient panel. Max patient panel of 450 per physician.
  • Interdisciplinary team. Includes nursing, care coordinator/coach, social worker, receptionist, nutritionist, administrator and wellness coordinator.
  • Support for patients. From group ceramics to rummy card games, our centers offer a slew of fun activities to meet both old friends and new.

Why join Geisinger?

  • $100,000 recruitment loan and medical school loan repayment of up to $150,000
  • Monthly $2,500 stipend available to residents and fellows
  • Excellent annual compensation (starting at $250,000) and benefits, including relocation, malpractice and tail coverage
  • Visa sponsorship available: H1B
  • 15 paid CME days and $3,500 for CME activities
  • Teaching/Research: Geisinger has an exciting intellectual environment highlighted by our four primary care residency programs, including: Family medicine, internal medicine and internal medicine/pediatrics and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The medical school is a leader in innovative education, with a curriculum emphasizing active learning, longitudinal clinical experiences and community engagement. The research division supports >50 full-time faculty and >30 clinician scientists with expertise across a wide array of research areas, including informatics, data science, precision health, genomics, implementation science, outcomes research, bioethics, and clinical trials.
  • Professional opportunities for mentorship, growth and advancement 

Position Details:

Geisinger Community Medicine consists of 43 community practice sites throughout central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania. These multispecialty locations provide primary and specialty care. In conjunction with Geisinger Health Plan, the Medical Groups staff offers their own unique version of medical home.

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Education:

Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Experience:

Certification(s) and License(s):

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania

Skills:

Patient Care And Procedural Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

  • KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.
  • EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.
  • LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.
  • INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
  • SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family. 

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

*Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Us

  • Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually.

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