Trinity Health Part Time Physician in Feasterville, Pennsylvania

The Primary Care Physician (PCP) provides geriatric primary care to LIFE participants across all settings of care, primarily at the LIFE center, but also in hospitals, at home, and in nursing homes. The PCP works collaboratively with nurse practitioners, nurses and clinic staff and the LIFE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), conducts initial history and physicals and periodic re-evaluations, develops plans of care, follows participants for their duration in the program, and regularly informs the IDT of the medical condition of the participant, remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and family caregivers. PCP documents in the electronic medical record consistent with established documentation policies.

*Major Duties and Responsibilities:*

Performs in person assessment of LSM applicants and comprehensive history and physical on new LSM participants. Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant. Conducts event-based and semi-annual reassessments.

Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team, attending morning meeting with the team daily. Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team. Interacts with team members to meet needs of participants. Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.

Evaluates and treats participants during acute illness.

Admits participant to the hospital as appropriate. Attends or coordinates attending responsibilities for medical management; provides updates to IDT. In conjunction with the IDT, plans and coordinates discharge. If not the attending, PCP communicates regularly with attending and informs IDT and documents.

Refers participants to medical specialists as indicated (authorizes consult visit), reviews consult reports and communicates and follows up with specialists regarding outcome of visit.

Manages care of participants in a nursing home as scheduled: Provides regular visits as dictated by nursing home regulations and participant need. Performs telephone contact with nursing home staff as required; admits nursing home participant to hospital when necessary.

Participates in rotating night, weekend and holiday call.

At the direction of the Medical Director, reviews medical outcomes/statistical and utilization data, including reviewing necessity and efficacy of medications, diagnostic testing, use of specialists, ER visits and hospital admissions. When problems are identified he/she works with the Medical Director to establish best practices and works with clinical staff and interdisciplinary team to make appropriate procedural and or operational changes to avoid unnecessary service utilization and hospitalization and to improve the health of participants.

Meets regularly with Medical Director, advising the Medical Director of ways to establish better accountability of LSM services to participants and referral sources, keeps Medical Director aware of needed material and human resources as program expands.

Collaborates with and signs off on the work of LIFE nurse practitioners as needed. Works collaboratively with all clinic staff.

Assists with the development of policies and procedure and standards of care; performs on-going monitoring and evaluation of patient care practice and service delivery; provides guidance and training to staff regarding medical and quality assurance issues.

Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.

Follows all LSM policies and procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.

Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional licensure and certifications.

Provides continuing education to LIFE staff and others about geriatric care issues and LIFE St. Mary.

Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives.

Performs other duties as required or requested.

* _Qualifications and Requirements_:*

*Education: *Medical Doctor with emphasis in geriatrics. Board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice, Certification of Added Qualification in Geriatrics preferred.

Current state license and DEA registration required. Meets requirements of 42 CFR Part 410.20

*Experience:* A minimum of three years experience working with a frail or elderly population required.

Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

* Possess:*A valid driver’s license and availability of a car required

*Skills and Knowledge_:_*

  • Thorough knowledge of current concepts, theories and practices related to home and community-based care for the elderly and disabled adults.
  • Working knowledge of health care delivery and financing systems, including Medicaid, Medicare, waiver programs, managed care (capitated) payment systems, and public health programs.
  • Working knowledge of the PACE regulations desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfort and experience with electronic health records.
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in the interdisciplinary setting.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the PACE program.

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Job Number: 00116623

Location: Feasterville, PA

Organization Name: St. Mary Medical Center

Facility: SMLPA - Life St. Mary

Employment Type: Part time

Hours: 20