Medical Director in Fayetteville, NC (Perm)
Fayetteville, NC 28314 US
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.
- Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Medical Director provides general medical direction and supervision of the medical aspects of participant care.
- Responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and oversight of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
- Responsible for the development and maintenance of medical policies and procedures/standards and protocols.
- Provide direction and supervision to related Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).
- 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.
Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) is a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) at SJP, which assists older adults in living safely at home. Eligible participants are 55-years old or older, live in the designated service area, meet the state requirements for nursing home care and are able to live safely in the community.
LIFE is designed around the needs of the individual and provides comprehensive medical, health and social services (including adult day health programs, rehabilitation therapy, nutritious meals and social engagement) to participants at the center as well as in their homes. The growing program currently supports 220+ participants and is expecting expansion efforts in the near future.
All Employees are expected to reflect SJP's Pillars of Values in Practice:
People - Continually strive to lift people up and support them in developing to their fullest potential. Demonstrate in word and deed the commitment to preserving dignity of life for the residents you serve.
Growth – Seek ways to promote the growth of all associates. Develop personal skills and knowledge to increase your own capability. Develop listening and learning strategies that promote the growth of relationships with residents and associates alike.
Quality – Continually look for ways to improve the quality and effectiveness of systems and processes at the facility. Be flexible and open to change. Demonstrate a curiosity and willingness to learn new things, offer suggestions and evaluate new ways of doing things.
Service – Accept responsibility and accountability for setting an example of integrity. Be Truthful, show Respect, seek to Understand others, give Support so that others might succeed, and act in a Trustworthy manner.
Financial – Operate in a manner that promotes renewal and growth for the company and the benefit of all. Make the best use of the financial and human assets with which you have been entrusted.
St. Joseph of the Pines (SJP) is a nationally accredited aging services network offering a full continuum of retirement housing, health care and community-based services for older adults as well as community outreach to those in need.
St. Joseph of the Pines (SJP) is committed to promoting emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being to those in the organization’s care. Programs and services include continuing care retirement, assisted living services, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory support. In addition, SJP’s extensive network of care offers Home Care, affordable housing, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and a rural mobile health clinic.
About the Community:
Fayetteville, North Carolina is one of the most diverse cities in the US with many awards to its credit as well as activities for visitors and citizens. Fayetteville has won All-America City awards, honors for the city song "My Hometown Fayetteville" and for the city show "Kaleidoscope."
As the sixth-largest city in North Carolina, Fayetteville also has numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, a historic downtown and award-winning golf courses. Immaculate parks and lively recreation centers offer you the chance to experience the outdoors or work on a jump shot. Plus, if you're looking to travel, Fayetteville Regional Airport and Interstate 95 give you many destination options.
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.