Medical Director in Mishawaka, IN (Perm)
Mishawaka, IN 46545 US
Saint Joseph PACE has an excellent full time employment opportunity for a Board Certified Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician and Fellowship trained, Board Eligible or Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine to become Medical Director of a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) located in Mishawaka, Indiana.
- Under the supervision of the Executive 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
- Provides direction and supervision to related Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and APPs.
- Provides leadership and guidance to the program colleagues and providers in the local community
- Need to have a driver's license, proof of insurance, and means of transportation
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), in addition to basic knowledge of email, calendaring systems, and other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job
- Excellent organizational, customer service, flexibility, and problem-solving skills
- Willingness to travel within the region periodically as needed
- 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.
- Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults.
- Desire to work in a creative alternate health care setting.
- Able to manage changing priorities according to participant needs.
Saint Joseph PACE Center offers coordinated clinical and rehabilitative services. It also allows participants to visit, socialize, make new friends and build meaningful relationships with doctors, nurses and other program participants. Transportation to and from the PACE Center is provided for participants. At the Saint Joseph PACE Center participants receive physician and nursing care, physical, occupational and recreational therapies, lights snacks and a hot lunch, nutritional counseling, social worker services and personal care. Medical care is provided by a PACE doctor familiar with the history, needs and preferences of each participant. Care and services.
Trinity Health PACE is the largest provider of PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) services in the country with 13 PACE Organizations operating in nine states. PACE is designed to provide the entire continuum of care and services to frail seniors, helping them to maintain their independence in their home and community for as long as possible
Trinity Health PACE organizations are nationally recognized providing comprehensive medical, health, recreational, and social services designed specifically for each participant in an effort to promote independence at home.
To receive PACE services individuals must meet the following conditions:
- Be at least 55 years old
- Live is the PACE service area
- Be able to live safely in the community with assistance
- Meet the state's nursing facility level of care
PACE Organization's use an interdisciplinary team approach to provide all health, medical and social services necessary to restore and preserve the participant's level of well-being. IDT's are composed of a primary care physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, recreational therapist or activity coordinator, dietitian, PACE center supervisor, home care liaison, health workers/aids, or their representatives, and drivers or their representatives.
IDT evaluates the needs of each individual and develops an individualized plan of care (POC) consistent with the participant's goals and needs. During a center visit, participants may be seen in the clinic for a medical evaluation, the gym for PT or OT exercises, and participate in the recreational activities of the day. They receive a light breakfast and a full lunch while in the center. The fleet of transportation vehicles are available to transport to the center, to home or to any external provider visits. Depending on the situation, a participant may have home care aides, home nursing visits or a house call from their Primary Care Provider. All services are focused on maintaining the participant in the community and as independent as possible.
Trinity Health PACE Organizations are located in the following states:
- Alabama – Mercy LIFE of Alabama
- Delaware – Saint Francis LIFE
- Indiana – Saint Joseph PACE
- Massachusetts – Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts
- Michigan – LifeCircles PACE
- New Jersey – LIFE at Lourdes & LIFE St. Francis
- New York – Catholic Health LIFE & Eddy Senior Care
- North Carolina – LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines
- Pennsylvania – LIFE St. Mary, Mercy LIFE-SEPA and Mercy LIFE – West Philadelphia
Trinity Health PACE is a member of Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic Health System in the nation. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.
About the Community:
South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana – located 80 miles east of Chicago is the commercial and industrial metropolitan center of North Central Indiana with a population of more than 240,000. Comfortably nestled along the meandering banks of the St. Joseph River, South Bend/Mishawaka is a beautiful community with plenty of history, tradition and a wealth of cultural, recreational, sporting, and entertainment opportunities.
St. Joseph County is a leader in industrial and manufacturing business opportunities technology development, which combines to offer excellent opportunities to its residents and new comers alike. St. Joseph County provides a family-friendly environment and convenient living, with easy regional access to its parks, bike and pedestrian walkways, regional beaches, lakes and many cultural activities. The South Bend Regional Airport makes traveling convenient and the South Shore Line train makes daily runs to Chicago for less than the cost of parking. Indianapolis is a three-hour drive due south on US 31 and the sand dunes and shores of Lake Michigan are less than an hour’s drive away.
Known for the legendary University of Notre Dame, the region boasts several colleges and universities, along with multiple reputable public and private school systems. In addition to plenty of sports and recreation, South Bend offers world-class attractions, culture and arts including community museums, theatre, symphony, and more – all the cultural advantages of a larger city combined with small town warmth and charm.
South Bend/Mishawaka offers four full seasons of beautiful springs, comfortable summers, colorful autumns, and invigorating winters, which makes it the ideal place to live.
For more information on South Bend/Mishawaka and Plymouth, Indiana, visit www.exploresouthbend.org
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.