Trinity Health Primary Care Physician - Mercy LIFE in West Springfield, Massachusetts
Mercy LIFE Massachusetts, a member of Trinity Health, is seeking a Primary Care Physician for its location in West Springfield, MA. 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.
Mercy LIFE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement. This position will report to the Medical Director. Administrative supervision of this position will be that of the Executive Director.
Under the supervision of the medical director in coordination of the executive director, provides primary medical care to the 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 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 participant’s health status. Maintain an active role in the interdisciplinary team process.
Candidates will have:
- Doctorate Degree (Includes PhDs): MD or DO. Current and active plenary physician license to practice in state of PO required. CDS Certification and DEA Registration required. Current BLS required.
- Board Certification Internal Medicine or Family Practice required. Board Certification in Geriatrics preferred
- 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.
Job Number: 00194443
Location: West Springfield, MA
Organization Name: Trinity Health PACE
Facility: SPMA - Hillside Prov
Employment Type: Full time