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Geriatric Medicine Physician in West Springfield, MA (Perm)

West Springfield, MA 01089

Job Description





Trinity Health PACE and Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts have an excellent full-time opportunity for a Board Certified Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine physician to join its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization located in West Springfield, Massachusetts. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced physician to join an exceptional PACE program!
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:
  • 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
  • Know, understand, incorporate, and demonstrate the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Behaviors of Trinity Health and Trinity Health PACE (TH PACE) in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
  • Consistently demonstrate (leads by example) TH PACE Values to all internal and external customers (participants, visitors, volunteers, and colleagues.) Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, propagating a calm environment throughout the office.
  • Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TH PACE.
  • Reflects the skills knowledge and abilities serving in the role of a leader. Define and share a strategy and vision; align resources toward achievement of organization results; grow and sustain the organization; identify, lead, and embrace change.
  • Establish and/or maintain as a member of the leadership team a plan to achieve operating goals.
  • Promote and maintain collaborative relationships with managers, peers, direct reports, and customers by effectively fostering a team environment, building consensus, and resolving conflicts.
  • The physician provides primary medical care to participants, including assessment, development of a plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, provision of direct participant medical care, and evaluation of effectiveness of the plan of care; functions in a collegial relationship with the other health care professionals, making independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens; carries out medical procedures as indicated.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation
  • EMR: TruChart
  • See attached "Practice Description" for full job description.
  • Not accepting new grads.  A minimum of one (1) year working with the frail or elderly population required.
  • Candidate must be interested in Perm (not accepting Locums)
  • Open to J1 visa candidates
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine 
  • Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine 
  • MA 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 - HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • EMR TruChart experience - HIGHLY PREFERRED
  CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • BLS
  • Board Certified
  • Controlled Substance (CSR/CDS)
  • DEA
STATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Massachusetts
ADDITIONAL LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum 1 year working with the frail or elderly population

ABOUT THE FACILITY About Mercy LIFE MA:
  • Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) MA offers 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 the center of Mercy LIFE MA is our LIFE Health Center where 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 free to those who qualify. Participants must be eligible for Medicaid, Medicaid and Medicare, or able to privately pay.
  • We are proud to be a Trinity Health PACE program and a member of Trinity Health.
  • Mission:
    We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
  • Vision:
    As a mission-driven health ministry, we will become the recognized leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be known as the most trusted health partner for life.
  • Core Values:  Trinity Health is motivated by faith in a merciful God, and works to actualize that faith. We are guided by these core values:
    - Reverence:  We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.
    - Commitment To Those Who Are Poor:  We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.
    - Justice:  We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth.
    - Stewardship:  We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.
    - Integrity:  We are faithful to who we say we are.
    - Safety:  We embrace a culture that prevents harm and nurtures a healing, safe environment for all
About the Community:
  • West Springfield is considered to be part of the Springfield-Hartford Knowledge Corridor.
  • With easy access to the north–south Interstate 91, east–west Massachusetts Turnpike, and various freight railroads, West Springfield is sometimes called the "crossroads of New England".
  • The Riverdale Road corridor is a major regional shopping center, with a number of "big box" retail stores and car dealerships, including the only Costco location in the Pioneer Valley.
  • The Eastern States Exposition is a major seasonal employer.
  • Western Massachusetts is home to some of the best restaurants in the state, many with locally sourced menus.
  • Western Springfield and the surrounding areas contain several outdoor activities your family can safely enjoy.

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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