Physician - Geriatric Medicine - Geritric Medicine Opportunity
Company: Trinity Health
Posted on: May 4, 2021
Saint Joseph PACE has an excellent full time employment
opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Family Medicine
or Internal Medicine physician who possess experience in Geriatric
Medicine to join a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
(PACE) located in Mishawaka, Indiana.
The selected provider will report to the Medical Director with
administrative supervision of this opportunity overseen by the
Executive Director. The physician will provide primary medical care
to Saint Joseph PACE participants, including assessment, developing
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. They must 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.
General responsibilities of the physicians will include:
Perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate
laboratory and diagnostic tests, and record results in a systematic
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
Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in
the development of the comprehensive plan of care and ongoing
monitoring of the participant's health status. Maintain an active
role in the interdisciplinary team process.
Preference will be shown to experienced candidates who possess an
Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine; however, candidates who
possess experience working with frail or elderly population are
encouraged to apply. Candidates must be Board Certified or Board
eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, be eligible to
practice medicine in the State of Indiana and possess DEA
registration. Additional requirements include a minimum of one year
of documented experience working with a frail or elderly
population, an interest in frail older adults and knowledge of
their physical, mental, and social needs. The physician must
possess effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease
management for frail older adults and the desire to work in a
creative alternate health care setting while managing changing
priorities according to participant needs.
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
aged 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.
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. PandoLogic.Category: Healthcare,
Keywords: Family Physician
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