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Medical Director of Transitional Care Mon-Fri No Nights or Weekends

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  • 03/21/2019
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For seniors most in need of care, high quality health care is too often beyond reach. JenCare Senior Medical Center a ChenMed Company is a national leader in value-based, primary care that was founded to bring concierge-style medicine — and better health outcomes — to the neediest populations. ChenMed is a senior focused primary care organization, in nine U.S. markets through its 50+ senior medical centers. As a fully capitated Medicare Advantage provider, ChenMed provides a concierge level of care with minimal to no expense to the beneficiary.

Due to our success, we continue to grow and will be hiring highly qualified Medical Director of Transitional Care to join our team in– New Orleans, LA!  

As a leader in preventive, value-based care we are seeking a Medical Director of Transitional Care who appreciate senior patients, excel in a collaborate environment and strive for positive outcomes for the patients. 

The Medical Director, Acute and Transitional Care is a local market medical leadership position reporting directly to the Market Chief Medical Officer and focused on leading the market’s care for its members as they transition through environments of care outside of our centers. This talented physician will lead the transitional care team, a cohesive group of health care professionals dedicated to keeping our patients connected to their primary care physicians during episodes of acute hospitalization, post-acute care, and also during periods of increased need at home. The transitional care team may include physicians, nurse practitioners, case managers, and administrative support staff. Key daily activities for team members include continuous communication with primary care physicians and inpatient providers, participation in the market’s case conferences, review of inpatient cases via inpatient courtesy visits and remote EMR review, care coordination, risk assessments, home health care monitoring and review, complex community case management, and home visits for high risk and homebound patients.  The Medical Director, Acute and Transitional Care will spend at least half of their time devoted to leading the transitional care team in the activities described above. This position may also have additional duties in the market, depending upon their areas of expertise and the needs of the market

Practice Profile

  • Primary care practice model assuming full risk and accountability for patient outcomes
  • PCPs serve as the quarterbacks or general managers for total patient care 
  • Care team including dedicated nurses and cases management social workers that support physicians, so they can remain at the center of patient care
  • Transitional care team that includes full scope of in-house consulting specialists
  • On-site lab and prescription dispensary
  • Patient concierge services including transportation to and from appointments, prescription delivery, holistic health services including acupuncture, yoga and tai chi and nutrition seminar


  • Serves as the primary care physician for a partial panel of our patients.
  • Serves as the hospitalist or skilled nursing facility physician for some of our patients (providing direct care in those facilities),
  • Provides specialty care that falls within the physician’s area of specialty
  • Performs utilization review and management.  
  • Participates in Targeted Coverage Time- which is time providing care for patients whose primary care physician is on paid time off or otherwise unavailable. 
  • Coaches physicians and other clinicians in support of the overall quality and performance in the market
  • Delivers introductory training for all new practitioners.
  • Helps MCMO with physician meetings, training, and education of PCPs and administrative and support staff.
  • Develops internal training materials and SOPs focused on the clinical development of the ChenMed/JenCare team.
  • Participates in team meetings and lead focused clinical discussions in clinic and market wide multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned and modified at manager’s discretion.                                                                                                                                                           


  • This physician will need to possess strong clinical skills in the management of seniors with complex medical needs throughout all environments of care  
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, the ability to build relationships with external organizations, and interest in information technology applications in medical settings 
  • As leader of a transitional care team, this physician will need to effectively lead and manage the daily activities of the team members 
  • Cultivate strong relationships with our primary care physicians, their center based care teams, and other staff
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to manage for results
  • Excellent medical skills
  • Conflict management and resolution skills, and ideally, experience of population risk management or complex chronic disease care management
  • Fluent in English

If you’re looking for a change for the better, where you can start on a path to make a difference for patients and yourself, then we may be the right place for you.

Medical Center Locations:
MidCity Center, 4710 S. Carrollton Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Kenner Center, 1918 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70063
West Bank Center, 501 Lapalco, Gretna, LA 70056                                                                                                                                                                                                      Metairie II Center, 3530 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70006


About Our Area 

The legendary city of New Orleans is renowned for everything from the annual Mardi Gras festivities in the historic French Quarter to the exciting Jazz & Heritage Festival. It is an invigorating city of fantastic dining and amazing music whose European, Caribbean and African cultural influences have made it among the most desired visiting destinations in the world. Aside from culinary and musical excitement, New Orleans is thriving once again as a sports center and will be hosting the 2013 Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Census Bureau statistics for 2008 reported a population of 336,644. 

Enjoy the Bourbon Street nightlife, the classic elegance of the beautiful historic mansions and architecture and outstanding cultural attractions at such institutions as the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in City Park, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center. At the annual Jazz Fest, savor the rhythms of blues, bluegrass, folk and Cajun music at this sensational event that is second only to Mardi Gras as a favorite for New Orleans visitors.

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