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Geriatric Medicine Physician in Wilmington, DE (Perm)

Wilmington, DE 19801

Specialty: Doctor of Osteopathic, Geriatrics, Medical Doctor, Physician (MD or DO) Job Number: 4531

Job Description


 
Saint Francis LIFE is seeking a full-time Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physician to join its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization located in New Castle County, Delaware.

The 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:
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and in initial, semi-annual, unscheduled, and annual assessments; attend morning updates and report changes in participants’ baseline status to appropriate staff on a daily basis.
  • 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 during acute illness. 
  • Refer participants to medical specialist as indicated. 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.
  • Complete documentation and uses appropriate diagnostic coding.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with the frail or elderly population is required (no new grads)
  • Not accepting visa candidates
  • Provider must be interested in Perm (not accepting Locums)
  • See attached "Practice Description" for full job description
Compensation and Benefits:  Trinity Health PACE - Saint Francis LIFE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement.
  • Salary range: $208,000 - $241,000
  • Warm and supportive environment
  • Learn the industry's best, easy-to-use, advanced technology
  • Career paths and professional development
  • Flexibility
  • Excel with supportive, motivated colleagues in an inspiring environment
  • Enjoy a truly patient-centered focus
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • 403b
  • Generous paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Comprehensive orientation
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine 
  • Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine - PREFERRED
  • Active DE license 
  • CDS Certification 
  • DEA Registration
  • Availability to begin working and state interest in Perm 
  • Minimum 1 year working with the frail or elderly population 
  • BLS 
  • Clean/Clear malpractice - HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • EMR TruChart experience - HIGHLY PREFERRED
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • BLS
  • Board Certified
  • Controlled Substance (CSR/CDS)
  • DEA
STATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Delaware
ABOUT THE FACILITY About Saint Francis LIFE:
  • Saint Francis LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) offers continuous, quality care to the elderly, allowing them the independence of living at home. Saint Francis LIFE is an alternative to nursing homes for those who qualify for nursing home level of care. The LIFE Interdisciplinary Team of experts provides comprehensive care focused on improving participants health and well-being.  At the center of Saint Francis LIFE are our LIFE Health Centers 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:
Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley are just a short distance from all points in the Mid-Atlantic region and minutes off the I-95 corridor. While we are close to so many –  ideal for a quick weekend getaway – you will feel as if you have been transported to a different land. The rolling hills and magnificent estates of Chateau country recall the French countryside. The colonial hamlets, of Old New Castle and Historic Odessa, untouched by time, give you the feeling of an English country village. And our six grand gardens, all part of America's Garden Capital, encompass over 3,000 acres and lie within minutes of one another.

Wilmington is the urban hub of the region, the Corporate Capital of America, and the largest downtown in the state of Delaware. It's a center for banking and innovation, with world-class restaurants, museums, performing arts venues, and of course, tax-free shopping.

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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