Geriatrician

Employer
Kaiser Permanente The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Sep 09, 2021
Closes
Sep 09, 2022
Ref
2112971
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

We are seeking a full-time Geriatric/Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) physician.  This provider will be an addition to our Geriatric team caring for Kaiser Permanente Georgia (KPGA) members 65 and older and those with Medicare needing special expertise of the team; the primary focus is on outpatient care, providing assessments, treatment, and recommendations for members with conditions common in older patients such as memory loss and falls.  Visits with patients will primarily occur in KP medical offices and the Skilled Nursing Facilities.

They will also be an addition to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Rounding Team in caring for KPGA members with serious illnesses. The primary focus is on inpatient care, providing assessments, treatment, and recommendations.  Visits with members will occur in one of five core SNFs.

Ideal candidates will be MD/DO, post-graduate residency training, and board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, one-year post-residency experience in caring for older patients in the outpatient and/or facility setting, one-year post residency experience caring for patients in an inpatient and/or facility setting, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients with seriously ill patients, their family members/caregivers, and other physician and non-physician health professionals.  Ability and willingness to travel to various locations for patient care. 

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Subspecialty board certification in Geriatric Medicine (for Internal Medicine physicians) ORCertificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine (for Family Medicine physicians)
  • American Board of Medical Specialties Certification in Palliative Care Medicine2 years post-residency experience in caring for older patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings and/or facility setting
  • Experience in working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in a skilled nursing/custodial care setting
  • Experience in performing home visits

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is one of Georgia’s largest independent, physician-owned, multi-specialty medical groups. More than 500 physicians and 150 associate practitioners work together in a unique integrated care model to provide high-quality care to over 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members. Care is delivered at 26 medical offices featuring state-of-the-art equipment, labs, imaging services, and pharmacies. We also provide surgical services and around the clock care at some of the area’s top hospitals.

TSPMG offers a competitive salary, a generous retirement package, paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, long and short-term disability, relocation allowance, and more. We also offer numerous clinical and non-clinical learning opportunities and physician leadership development.

Atlanta, our home for more than 30 years, is a thriving metropolis that blends southern charm with modern art, music and culture. Learn more about our beautiful southern city at http://www.atlanta.com/.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We maintain a drug and nicotine free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 

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