Physician
Trinity Health PACE

Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Posted in Medical and Nursing


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Employment Type:
Full time
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Description:

Mercy LIFE of Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health, is seeking a Physician for its location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 coordinatethe enrollee'scare. 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.

Mercy LIFE of Pennsylvania provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.

Under the supervision of the medical director in coordination of the executive director, provides primary medical care to 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 (not an exhaustive list):

  • 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 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 participant's health status. Maintain an active role in the interdisciplinary team process.

Candidates will have:
  • Must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania. Experience or added qualifications in geriatrics preferred. Board certified/eligible in internal medicine or family practice.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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