Geriatric Medicine NP for Wilmington, DE (Perm)
Wilmington, DE 19801 US
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community. PACE is an innovative model that enables individuals who are 55 years old or older and certified by their state to need nursing home care to live as independently as possible. Through PACE, todays fragmented health care financing and delivery system comes together to serve the unique needs of each individual in a way that makes sense to the frail elderly, their informal caregivers, health care providers and policy makers.
Many PACE participants get most of their care from staff employed by the PACE organization in the PACE center. PACE centers meet State and Federal safety requirements and include adult day programs, medical clinics, activities, and occupational and physical therapy facilities.
• Position Purpose: The primary purpose of this position is to provide primary medical management in collaboration with the PACE Organization (PO) Physician(s). Performs assessments in collaboration with the physician and as needed. Develops and implements appropriate plans of care to PO participants. Evaluates participant physical complaints and provides appropriate treatment. Provides participants and caregiver teaching and education. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Regularly informs the IDT of the medical condition of each participant, remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants caregivers, as well as documenting changes in a participants medical record consistent with documentation policies.
• Provide primary medical coverage in collaboration with PO physicians as needed. Performs initial, semi-annual and annual assessments, performs additional assessments of participants as needed and implements appropriate plans of care to PO participants.
• Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.
• Evaluate and treat participants during acute illness. Prudently prescribes medications, therapies and other treatments for participants. Following consultation with the Primary Care Physician refers participants to medical specialist as indicated.
• Make nursing home/or home visits when needed.
• Work with Medical Director and Clinic Supervisor to formulate clinical policies, procedures and standards of care. Assists with the development of standards of care; performs on-going monitoring and evaluation of patient care practice and service delivery; provides guidance and training to staff regarding medical and quality assurance issues.
• Advise the Medical Director and Primary Care Provider in ways and means to establish better accountability of the PO services to participants and referral sources. Acts as resource during intake of new participants and in the day-to-day operation of the center programs.
• Participate in provider on-call rotation as required.
• EMR: TruChart
• Must be action-oriented, be customer focused, have high decision quality, flexibility to adapt to ongoing change and have organizational agility.
• Must have a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
• Proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); basic knowledge and experience with electronic mail and calendaring system
• Position requires periodic travel within the center's geographic region.
• Position requires frequent kneeling, crouching, reaching, lifting, sitting, walking, bending and lifting. Must be able to push, pull, move and or lift a minimum of 20 pounds if applicable.
• Certification as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority required
• Candidate must be interested in Perm (not accepting Locums)
• Can only accept NPs, will not accept PAs
• 5-7 years of NP experience required preferably in long-term care and a minimum of one (1) year working with the frail or elderly population required ( no new grads)
Compensation and Benefits:
• Salary range: $97,673 - $146,509 depending upon experience
• Comprehensive benefit packages available, including 1st Day medical coverage, dental, vision, paid time off, 403B and educational assistance.
• Access to wages earned daily through Daily Pay.
• Ability to earn incentives through our Employee Referral program.
• Warm and supportive environment with a truly patient-centered focus.
• Comprehensive Orientation and professional development opportunities
• Additional benefits to be discussed at interview
• ANCC/AANP Board Certified - REQUIRED
• Active PA license - REQUIRED
• 5-7 years of NP experience preferably in long-term care and minimum 1 year working with the frail or elderly population - REQUIRED
• BLS - REQUIRED
• CDS Certification - REQUIRED
• DEA Registration - REQUIRED
• Availability to begin working and state interest in Perm - REQUIRED
• Clean/Clear malpractice - HIGHLY PREFERRED
• EMR TruChart experience - HIGHLY PREFERRED
• Controlled Substance (CSR/CDS)
State License Requirements
About the Facility
About LIFE St. Francis Healthcare:
LIFE St Francis Healthcare is a member of Trinity Health PACE. Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) or LIFE programs coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community.
About the Community:
Delaware may be known as the home of tax-free shopping on the east coast, but residents enjoy a lower cost of living across the board - from real estate taxes to parking fees - than you'll find in many similar states on the east coast.
But that doesn't mean Delaware is a small town. New Castle County, the state's northernmost county, offers everything from world-class attractions and top-notch universities to its own minor-league baseball team, plus more than 16,000 acres of parkland, including a 3,300-acre state park. Local festivals, farmers' markets, historic house tours, food and wine festivals, art exhibits, operas, plays and concerts fill the calendar all year long.
As the center of commerce and culture in Delaware, Wilmington combines the amenities and excitement of big-city living with the peace and charm of a small town.
The exceptional quality of life has attracted many corporations to the state. In fact, more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. Groundbreaking scientific research is under way at local research centers, downtown Wilmington has a thriving high-tech/design start-up scene, and regional medical care ranks among the nation's best.
Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley sit at the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region on the east coast, and it's no exaggeration to say the area is easily accessible to the entire east coast. More than 1/3rd of the nation's population lives only a half day's drive away. Conveniently located on I-95, Wilmington is midway between New York City and Washington, D.C., and only 25 minutes away from Philadelphia International Airport. More than 80 trains, including Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express, stop at the Wilmington station every day.
Meet Your Recruiter
Jordyn Zwanziger joined Wapiti Medical in September 2022 as a Recruiter. She has a background in working with families in the Child Protection Services Division.
Jordyn is married and has 3 children and enjoys reading, cross stitching, and quilting in her spare time.