St. Joseph of the Pines (SJP) – The Health Center has an excellent opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Internal Medicine physician, preferably fellowship trained in Geriatric or Palliative Medicine to join an exemplary long-term care facility located in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
The Medical Director at The Health Center will be a part time contractor; working approximately 5 to 8 hours weekly. The selected Medical Director will be responsible for ensuring the highest practical level of medical care for the residents within The Health Center. This opportunity is primarily administrative with a small clinical component. The Medical Director of The Health Center provides medical and quality oversight, organizes physician and mid-level services and is instrumental in articulating St. Joseph of the Pines' mission to the community.
The Medical Director will be responsible for holding attending Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants accountable for delivery of care, including conducting practice and performance reviews of attending physicians and sharing attending physician expectations with facility management and staff so they can identify and document situations where physicians are not performing according to standards. Among other duties, the Medical Director will implement appropriate policies and procedures, develop and implement evidence-based protocols, ensure pain policies and procedures are up to date and evidence-based, ensure residents receive adequate and appropriate pharmacy services and will identify and secure services to assess and address sensory deficits.
Requirements for this opportunity include obtaining American Medical Director Association (AMDA) and/or American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification within a timeframe mutually agreed upon with The Health Center at St. Joseph of the Pines. The physician must also demonstrate completion of yearly continuing education, including those mandated by Trinity Health Senior Communities.
This is an excellent opportunity for a physician to lead the team within The Health Center at St. Joseph of the Pines.
The compensation for this contract opportunity is competitive.