Geriatrician

Employer
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Location
Northampton, Massachusetts
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 14, 2022
Ref
2113869
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group is seeking a Geriatrician to join our geriatric services in Northampton, MA. Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Geriatrics provides office-based consultation services for older adults at risk for or with complex chronic and age-related conditions. Consultation is done in the context of each individual’s functional and psychosocial situation, taking into account their goals of care and wishes for the future. 

This role will be responsible for conducting in-depth health assessments and evaluating patient needs. Providing pharmacological and non-pharmacological management for patients experiencing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. As well as making appropriate cost-efficient referral decisions. In addition to the outpatient work, this role will perform inpatient geriatric consultations which include diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing follow-up. The next member of our team will work in a multi-disciplinary inpatient team, to help oversee the implementation of the Age Friendly Health System and ongoing operations as well as measuring process & outcome measures. 

This role is primarily located at Cooley Dickinson’s Atwood Health Center in Northampton. The practice shares a spacious facility with or is adjacent to many other Cooley Dickinson services, for a one-stop health and wellness destination including OBGYN, the Diabetes Center, Infectious Diseases, General Surgical Care, Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Podiatry, Spine Medicine, Integrated Behavioral Health, plus a lab/patient service center, Radiology & Imaging and Rehabilitation Services.

About the area:

With a population of just under 30,000, Northampton, MA offers quintessential New England charm with access to big-city resources. The area is a dynamic arts and five-college community and has been named one of the best U.S. destinations for restaurants, theater, galleries, and overall quality of life by Leisure Magazine and other travel writers. In addition to arts and education, the area is also an outdoor lover’s paradise, home to abundant hiking and water sport opportunities, and just 30 minutes from the Vermont border. Our location is also convenient to all rural and major metropolitan areas throughout New England including three major cities: Hartford (45 miles), Boston (100 miles), and New York City (150 miles).

About the organization:

The Cooley Dickinson Health Care system, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Brigham, has a medical staff of approximately 500 active members (physicians and advanced practice clinicians). The system is comprised of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, as well as a VNA and Hospice. We pride ourselves on being a progressive, empowering employer, and a place for everyone. We are driven by our responsibility to create a culture of continuous improvement and be an all-inclusive health care provider, employer, and leader in our community.

The system’s 140-bed hospital annually admits 8600 patients, treats 34,000 emergency patients, and delivers approximately 600 babies. The Cooley Dickinson Medical Group (CDMG), the fastest-growing part of the system, consists of approximately 74 physicians and 37 advanced practice clinicians who provide care at 11 locations. The VNA & Hospice averages 56,500 home care visits and serves an average of 400 hospice patients per year. Since 1885, the Cooley Dickinson Health Care system has successfully employed the brightest, most dedicated clinicians in medicine.

It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cooley Dickinson Health Care will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. 


Cooley Dickinson Health Care embraces diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply. 

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