Geriatric Medicine Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posted
Jul 13, 2021
Closes
Jul 13, 2022
Ref
2102720
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Trinity Health PACE and Mercy LIFE have an excellent opportunity for a Board Certified Geriatric physician for its Religious Communities location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

The selected Physician will provide primary medical care to 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. The candidate will also function in a collegial relationship with the other health care professionals, making independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens, while carrying out medical procedures as indicated.

Our Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.

PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. While all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about seven percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee needs nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. We encourage fellowship and independence while serving seniors and their families with dignity and respect.  Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, PACE provides the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible.   

In addition to the above, general responsibilities will include (not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills):

  • Refer participants to medical specialist as indicated. Manages all care of participants in the nursing home: Provides regular visits to manage the care of participants in the nursing home in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team; maintains communication with nursing home staff for continuous monitoring of PACE participants on a case-by-case basis; admits nursing home participants to hospital when necessary.  Oversees and manages participant’s use of medical specialist and inpatient care.  Communicates and follows up with specialist regarding outcome of visit.
  • Complete documentation and uses appropriate diagnostic coding.

Requirements for this opportunity include:

  • MD or DO. Current and active plenary physician license to practice in state of Pennsylvania. CDS Certification and DEA Registration required. Current BLS required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a geriatric population.
  • Interest in elderly adults and knowledge of their physical, mental, and social needs.
  • Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for older adults.
  • Desire to work in a creative alternate health care setting.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right physician to be part of medical team at Mercy LIFE.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

Mercy LIFE offers a competitive compensation and benefit package based that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.

ABOUT THE FACILITY

Mercy LIFE is a nationally recognized Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) providing comprehensive medical, health recreational and social services that are designed specifically for each person in an effort to promote independence at home. PACE has a 30 year track record of successfully helping elderly individuals remain at home while receiving medical and social services to assist them to live independently. Mercy LIFE has provided a community based long-term care program for frail elders who reside in South Philadelphia, since 2001 and began serving North Philadelphia in early 2009. Our program serves seniors with a range of health conditions that impact their daily life such as chronic illness, memory loss, difficulty providing personal care such as bathing and dressing, and more. Mercy LIFE’s team of professionals, who specialize in health care for seniors, evaluate the needs of each individual and develop a customized program of care. Mercy LIFE also operates Adult Day Centers, which offer a convenient location where the interdisciplinary care team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and social workers can provide preventive healthcare as well as observe and respond to changes in each senior’s health.

Trinity Health PACE is the largest provider of PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) services in the country with 13 PACE Organizations operating in nine states. PACE is designed to provide the entire continuum of care and services to frail seniors, helping them to maintain their independence in their home and community for as long as possible

Trinity Health PACE organizations are nationally recognized providing comprehensive medical, health, recreational, and social services designed specifically for each participant in an effort to promote independence at home.  

Trinity Health PACE is a member of Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic Health System in the nation. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country.

Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities. There is quick access to historic Philadelphia with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants. Beaches, mountains, New York City and Washington DC are also just a short drive away.

For more information on Philadelphia visit www.visitphilly.com

ABOUT TRINITY HEALTH

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.

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