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Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Opportunity
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 684788
Trinity Health PACE and Mercy LIFE have an excellent full-time opportunity for a Board Certified Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine physician to join its Broad Street center located 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 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.
Under the supervision of the medical director, the selected candidate will provide 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. The candidate will also function in a collegial relationship with the other health care professionals, making independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens, as well as carry 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.
Requirements for this opportunity include:
Doctorate Degree (Includes PhDs): MD or DO; Current and active plenary physician license to practice in state of PA required; CDS Certification and DEA Registration required; Current BLS required.
Board Certification in 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.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right physician to be part of the medical team at Mercy LIFE.
Mercy LIFE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.
ABOUT THE FACILITY
Mercy LIFE, is a nationally recognized Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) providing comprehensive medical, health recreational and social services that are designed specifically for each person in an effort to promote independence at home. PACE has a 30 year track record of successfully helping elderly individuals remain at home while receiving medical and social services to assist them to live independently. Mercy LIFE has provided a community based long-term care program for frail elders who reside in South Philadelphia, since 2001 and began serving North Philadelphia in early 2009. Our program serves seniors with a range of health conditions that impact their daily life such as chronic illness, memory loss, difficulty providing personal care such as bathing and dressing, and more. Mercy LIFE's team of professionals, who specialize in health care for seniors, evaluate the needs of each individual and develop a customized program of care. Mercy LIFE also operates Adult Day Centers, which offer a convenient location where the interdisciplinary care team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and social workers can provide preventive healthcare as well as observe and respond to changes in each senior's health.
Trinity Health PACE is the largest provider of PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) services in the country with 13 PACE Organizations operating in nine states. PACE is designed to provide the entire continuum of care and services to frail seniors, helping them to maintain their independence in their home and community for as long as possible
Trinity Health PACE organizations are nationally recognized providing comprehensive medical, health, recreational, and social services designed specifically for each participant in an effort to promote independence at home.
To receive PACE services individuals must meet the following conditions:
Be at least 55 years old
Live is the PACE service area
Be able to live safely in the community with assistance
Meet the state's nursing facility level of care
PACE Organization's use an interdisciplinary team approach to provide all health, medical and social services necessary to restore and preserve the participant's level of well-being. IDT's are composed of a primary care physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, recreational therapist or activity coordinator, dietitian, PACE center supervisor, home care liaison, health workers/aids, or their representatives, and drivers or their representatives.
IDT evaluates the needs of each individual and develops an individualized plan of care (POC) consistent with the participant's goals and needs. During a center visit, participants may be seen in the clinic for a medical evaluation, the gym for PT or OT exercises, and participate in the recreational activities of the day. They receive a light breakfast and a full lunch while in the center. The fleet of transportation vehicles are available to transport to the center, to home or to any external provider visits. Depending on the situation, a participant may have home care aides, home nursing visits or a house call from their Primary Care Provider. All services are focused on maintaining the participant in the community and as independent as possible.
Trinity Health PACE Organizations are located in the following states:
Alabama – Mercy LIFE of Alabama
Delaware – Saint Francis LIFE
Indiana – Saint Joseph PACE
Massachusetts – Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts
Michigan – LifeCircles PACE
New Jersey – LIFE at Lourdes & LIFE St. Francis
New York – Catholic Health LIFE & Eddy Senior Care
North Carolina – LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines
Pennsylvania – LIFE St. Mary, Mercy LIFE-SEPA and Mercy LIFE – West Philadelphia
Trinity Health PACE is a member of Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic Health System in the nation. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities. There is quick access to historic Philadelphia with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants. Beaches, mountains, New York City and Washington DC are also just a short drive away.
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Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.
Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.
At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.
If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve. At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual nee...ds. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org