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Geriatric Medicine Physician for Pennsauken, NJ (Perm)

Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109

Specialty: Doctor of Osteopathic, Geriatrics, Medical Doctor, Physician (MD or DO) Job Number: 4882

Job Description

Compassionate and caring Primary Care Physician is needed to join our LIFE New Jersey team in Pennsauken, NJ.  LIFE New Jersey Healthcare is a member of Trinity Health PACE.  Our facility ministers exclusively to the elderly through a coordinated care model which provides preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services designed to assist older individuals to live as independently as possible while continuing to live within their community.
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.

Job Description:
  • This position will be housed primarily at the LIFE New Jersey facility.  However, occasional home care work may be required.
  • Position serves as Outpatient PCP and skilled facility
  • The schedule for this full-time opportunity is Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. On average, there are seven (7) on-call days (evenings/weekends) with weekend telephone triage.
  • Number of patients that the provider will be seeing in a day – varies from 2-8 per day
  • Provide initial and ongoing participant assessments, care plan development, and implementation of care plan.
  • Integrate the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team. Interacts with team members to meet emergent and acute need of participants. Evaluates and treats participants Primary Care Physician during acute illness.
  • Manages all care of participants in the nursing home: Provides regular visits to manage the care of participants in the nursing home in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team; maintains communication with nursing home staff for continuous monitoring of PACE participants on a case-by-case basis; admits nursing home participants to hospital when necessary. Oversees and manages participant’s use of medical specialist and inpatient care. Communicates and follows up with specialist regarding outcome of visit.
  • Function as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for 24-hour care delivery.
  • At the direction of the Medical Director reviews medical outcomes/statistical and utilization data, including reviewing of necessity of hospitalizations, and use of specialists. When problems are identified he/she works with the Medical Director to establish best practices and works with clinical staff and interdisciplinary team to make appropriate procedural and or operational changes to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the health of participants.
  • Complete documentation timely and uses appropriate diagnostic coding. Respond to coding department in a timely manner.
  • Participate in provider on-call rotation as required
  • Warm and supportive environment with a truly patient-centered focus
  • Career paths and professional development 
  • Learn the industry's best, easy-to-use, advanced technology 
  • Ability to earn incentives through our Employee Referral program
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
  • See attached "Practice Description" for full job description.
  • Not accepting new grads.  A minimum of one (1) year working as a physician with the frail or elderly population required.
  • Candidate must be interested in Perm (not accepting Locums)
Compensation and Benefits:  
  • Base Salary: $200k + based on experience and training (to be discussed at interview).  Provider may submit salary expectations with presentation.
  • Ability to earn incentives through our Employee Referral program
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • 403b
  • Generous paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine 
  • Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine 
  • NJ license (or willing to obtain) 
  • CDS Certification & DEA Registration (prior to start) 
  • Minimum 1 year working with the frail or elderly population 
  • BLS (prior to start) 
  • Clean/Clear malpractice 
  • EMR TruChart experience 
  • BLS
  • Board Certified
  • Controlled Substance (CSR/CDS)
  • DEA
  • Massachusetts
  • Minimum 1 year working with the frail or elderly population
Trinity Health PACE programs are nationally recognized for providing high quality, comprehensive care in the communities we serve. Our services are built upon a 30-year history of Programs of All-Inclusive Care (PACE) for the elderly in the United States. Trinity Health PACE is one of the largest PACE providers in the country with 14 owned and managed programs. We have 19 PACE centers in nine states and we provide care for over 3,000 seniors. We are proud to be a part of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Find the Trinity Health PACE program nearest you.

Trinity Health PACE programs offer continuous, quality care to the elderly, allowing them the independence of living at home. Seniors who qualify for nursing home care alternatively have the option to receive comprehensive care from an interdisciplinary team of experts, all focused on improving participants’ health. At our centers, seniors receive clinical and rehabilitation therapy and build relationships with doctors, nurses and fellow participants – all under one roof. As a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), our multi-touch, integrative approach includes services typically at no cost to those who qualify for Medicaid or Medicaid and Medicare. For those who do not qualify for Medicaid, there is a flat monthly fee. Learn if you qualify here. 

We embrace a culture that prevents harm and nurtures a healing, safe environment for all.  Read about our Commitment to Safety.

About the Community:

Pennsauken is 12 square miles, bordered by the Delaware River, Cooper River, Cinnaminson, Palmyra, Camden, Merchantville, Collingswood and Cherry Hill. The town was incorporated in 1892 and currently is home to just under 35,500 residents and 3,300 businesses.

We are proud of our cultural diversity in Pennsauken. We are proud of our location and access to all the major highways in South Jersey. We are also proud of our Transit Center, connecting the RiverLine and the NJ Transit Atlantic City line. 

We have a diversity of housing options. Some built before the Township was incorporated in 1892, some built in the 1950-1960’s, and some new builds. Drive around the neighborhoods and get familiar with the town we call home.

Pennsauken Township Committee has made an ongoing commitment to enhancing our outdoor spaces. We've got some great multi-purpose trails, awesome parks and playgrounds, and an amazing skatepark that is the best in all of South Jersey.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Kaiser
Senior Recruiter

Lisa joined Wapiti Medical Staffing as a Recruiter in February 2022. Prior to coming to Wapiti, Lisa spent over 21 years in Retail Pharmacy in multiple roles including Manager, CPhT and Compliance Officer. Some of her accolades include Diabetic Lifestyle Coach, Orthotic Shoe Fitter and ACHC Accreditation Specialist. Lisa was also the recipient of Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

Lisa is a mother of two adult children, Eric and Brooke, whom she is incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, drawing and painting, traveling both domestically and internationally, cooking, gardening and experiencing new adventures so she can continue to check things off her bucket list.

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