Saint Joseph PACE has an excellent full time employment opportunity for a Board Certified Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician and Fellowship trained, Board Eligible or Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine to become Medical Director of a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) located in Mishawaka, Indiana.
The Medical Director provides general medical direction and supervision of the medical aspects of participant care, and is responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and oversight of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. The Medical Director is responsible for the development and maintenance of medical policies and procedures/standards and protocols and provides direction and supervision to related Primary Care Providers (PCPs). The Medical Director provides leadership and guidance to the program colleagues and providers in the local community.
Candidates must be Family Medicine or Internal Medicine residency trained and Board Certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine and Board Eligible or already hold a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine. Additional requirements include a minimum of one year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population (in addition to the 12 months of Geriatric fellowship training), previous supervisory experience, and a Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) certificate and DEA registration. Candidates must also have strong clinical assessment and problem-solving skills and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right Geriatric Medicine physician to be part of Saint Joseph Health System.
Saint Joseph PACE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.
ABOUT THE FACILITY
Saint Joseph PACE Center offers coordinated clinical and rehabilitative services. It also allows participants to visit, socialize, make new friends and build meaningful relationships with doctors, nurses and other program participants. Transportation to and from the PACE Center is provided for participants. At the Saint Joseph PACE Center participants receive physician and nursing care, physical, occupational and recreational therapies, lights snacks and a hot lunch, nutritional counseling, social worker services and personal care. Medical care is provided by a PACE doctor familiar with the history, needs and preferences of each participant. Care and services.
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.
To receive PACE services individuals must meet the following conditions:
- Be at least 55 years old
- Live is the PACE service area
- Be able to live safely in the community with assistance
- Meet the state's nursing facility level of care
PACE Organization's use an interdisciplinary team approach to provide all health, medical and social services necessary to restore and preserve the participant's level of well-being. IDT's are composed of a primary care physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, recreational therapist or activity coordinator, dietitian, PACE center supervisor, home care liaison, health workers/aids, or their representatives, and drivers or their representatives.
IDT evaluates the needs of each individual and develops an individualized plan of care (POC) consistent with the participant's goals and needs. During a center visit, participants may be seen in the clinic for a medical evaluation, the gym for PT or OT exercises, and participate in the recreational activities of the day. They receive a light breakfast and a full lunch while in the center. The fleet of transportation vehicles are available to transport to the center, to home or to any external provider visits. Depending on the situation, a participant may have home care aides, home nursing visits or a house call from their Primary Care Provider. All services are focused on maintaining the participant in the community and as independent as possible.
Trinity Health PACE Organizations are located in the following states:
- Alabama – Mercy LIFE of Alabama
- Delaware – Saint Francis LIFE
- Indiana – Saint Joseph PACE
- Massachusetts – Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts
- Michigan – LifeCircles PACE
- New Jersey – LIFE at Lourdes & LIFE St. Francis
- New York – Catholic Health LIFE & Eddy Senior Care
- North Carolina – LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines
- Pennsylvania – LIFE St. Mary, Mercy LIFE-SEPA and Mercy LIFE – West Philadelphia
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.
South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana – located 80 miles east of Chicago is the commercial and industrial metropolitan center of North Central Indiana with a population of more than 240,000. Comfortably nestled along the meandering banks of the St. Joseph River, South Bend/Mishawaka is a beautiful community with plenty of history, tradition and a wealth of cultural, recreational, sporting, and entertainment opportunities.
Known for the legendary University of Notre Dame, the region boasts several colleges and universities, along with multiple reputable public and private school systems. In addition to plenty of sports and recreation, South Bend offers world-class attractions, culture and arts including community museums, theatre, symphony, and more – all the cultural advantages of a larger city combined with small town warmth and charm.
South Bend/Mishawaka offers four full seasons of beautiful springs, comfortable summers, colorful autumns, and invigorating winters, which makes it the ideal place to live.
For more information on South Bend/Mishawaka and Plymouth, Indiana, visit www.exploresouthbend.org