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Geriatric Medicine - Medical Director Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Mishawaka, Indiana
Closing date
May 16, 2025

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Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Saint Joseph PACE, a member of Trinity Health, is seeking a Medical Director for its location in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The 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 7 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 is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible.

Administrative supervision of this position will be that of the Executive Director.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, provides primary medical care to Saint Joseph PACE 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. Functions in a collegial relationship with the other health care professionals, making independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens. Carries out medical procedures as indicated.

General responsibilities will include:

  • Perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests, and record results in a systematic manner.
  • Provide initial and ongoing participant assessments, care plan development, and implementation of care plan.
  • Provide preventative health care and health promotion for Saint Joseph PACE participants.
  • Educate participants and families regarding health maintenance and their chronic medical conditions, in cooperation with nursing staff.
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in the development of the comprehensive plan of care and ongoing monitoring of the participants health status. Maintain an active role in the interdisciplinary team process.

Requirements:

  • Must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Indiana.
  • Experience or added qualifications in geriatrics preferred. Board certified/eligible in internal medicine or family medicine.
  • Advanced certification in geriatrics and Board certification granted by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Family Practice for Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine preferred.
  • Must provide current state license and DEA registration and obtain staff privileges at the Saint Joseph PACE contracted hospitals.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population.
  • Interest in frail older adults and knowledge of their physical, mental, and social needs.
  • Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults.
  • Desire to work in a creative alternate health care setting.
  • Able to manage changing priorities according to participant needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right physician to lead the Saint Joseph PACE program.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

Saint Joseph PACE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.

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