The Physician participates as a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team in the planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans that meet the objectives, standards and policies of the PACE model of care. Incumbent demonstrates proficiency in collaborating with the Nurse Practitioners at the site to provide complete primary care to the participants. The Physician is the leader of the Clinical Team whose primary mission is to assist frail elders to remain living in the community for as long as they may do so safely.
- Performs initial examinations of PACE applicants.
- Completes periodic evaluations and annual physical examinations of the participants.
- Evaluates participants for episodic visits, for acute illnesses and for follow-ups of hospitalizations.
- Makes nursing home visits in accordance with the state nursing home requirements and as needed.
- Makes home visits as needed acutely or in chronic situations when participants are home bound.
- Participates in the PACE hospital rounding system and the on-call schedule.
- Evaluates the needs of the participants and develops treatment plans in concert with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Provides appropriate health care teaching to patients, their families and caregivers, as well as to other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Adheres to the standards set forth in the NP/MD Collaborative Practice Guide.
- Completes appropriate, accurate, timely documentation, onsite and offsite.
- Ensures that duties are accomplished in a fiscally responsible manner adhering to established budgetary constraints.
- Ensures that all interactions with clients are conducted in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of care for all Element Care clients.
- Frequent local travel.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice, or eligibility for Board Certification (for recent graduates).
- Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine, preferred.
- Current License to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Current Massachusetts and DEA Prescription Privileges.
- Maintains appropriate hospital and long term care facility credentials and privileges.
- Current CPR Certification.
- At least one (1) year of experience working with a geriatric population. Ability to be able to relate well to participants, to anticipate their needs and to encourage their independence.
- Ability to convey information clearly and succinctly with team members.
- Ability to be able to work well with others and to be a dedicated team member.
- Ability to pay attention to detail, to be a self-starter, and to complete assignments on time with minimal direction.
- Ability to be able to quickly recognize situations/problems before they become acute, and to be able to implement effective solutions and understand consequences.
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