LIFE at St. Joseph of the Pines (SJP) has an excellent full time opportunity for a Board Certified Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physician to join as Medical Director of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) facility located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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.
LIFE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that compliments this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement. Administrative supervision of this position will be that of the Executive Director.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Medical Director provides general medical direction and supervision of the medical aspects of participant care. The Medical Director is responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and oversight of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. They are responsible for the development and maintenance of medical policies and procedures/standards and protocols. They provide direction and supervision to related Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).
General responsibilities will include:
- •Conduct history and physical on new participants and event-based and periodic reassessments. Develop medical treatment plan and provide medically necessary services in the range of locations in which participants may reside.
- •Interview and evaluate applicants to PACE Organization and their caregivers and participate in the Intake and Assessment decision.
- •Discuss each participant’s medical conditions and prognosis with him/her and their caregiver to assist them in expressing their wishes and planning their future care.
- •Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TH PACE.
- •Collaborate in the nursing treatment program of participants.
- •Establish and/or maintain as a member of the leadership team a plan to achieve operating goals.
- •Participate as an active member of PACE Organization interdisciplinary team. Educates and advises the team regarding the implications of diagnoses, cognitive and physical function and treatment options.
- •Participate in team and family conferences and decision-making processes.
- •Educate participants and families regarding health maintenance and their chronic medical conditions, in cooperation with nursing staff.
- •Supervise the health care and treatment program as developed by the interdisciplinary team.
- •Perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests, and record results in a systematic manner.
- •Participates in provider on-call rotation as required.
Candidates will have:
- •Current and active plenary physician license to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
- •Board Certification Internal Medicine or Family Practice required. Board Certification in Geriatrics preferred.
- •Experience or added qualifications in geriatrics preferred.
- •CDS Certification and DEA Registration required.
- •Previous supervisory experience required.
- •Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population.
- •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 candidate to join LIFE at St. Joseph of the Pines.
LIFE at St. Joseph of the Pines, provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.