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Primary Care Physician

Company: ArchCare the Continuing Care Community
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Responsible for providing comprehensive primary care, coordination of 24 hour care, medical coverage, and directly provides services to ArchCare Senior Life participants. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan care for and provide service to frail elderly participants according to assigned responsibilities and Arch Care Senior Life standards. As a physician member of the Arch Care Senior Life, Inc. team, the Primary Care Physician must meet all federal and state licensing laws, certification and regulations as necessary.
Essential Functions--- Assumes responsibility for the medical care of all participants assigned to the ArchCare Senior Life interdisciplinary team.--- Provides face-to-face comprehensive History and Physical assessments on new referrals. Prepares face-to-face Quarterly or as needed History and Physical assessments on established participants--- Provides evaluation and treatment of participants during acute illness--- Determines the need and facilitates referrals to other medical specialists when deemed necessary--- Discusses care guidelines with participants.--- Judicious utilization of specialist consultations--- Rotating night and weekend call with other ArchCare Senior Life primary care providers.--- Participates in the development and revision of the participant's plan of care as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team. Interacts with other team members to meet emergent and acute needs of participants. Participates in discharge planning.--- Participates in quality management program activities including peer review.--- Documents changes in the participant's condition and details care provided by completing all required PACE documentation and ensuring compliance to Agency standards and policies including required hospital and nursing home documentation and medical oversight--- Collaborates with nurse, nurse practitioner and other physicians to ensure comprehensive and continuous care.--- Provides acute care inpatient consultations (e.g.: as medical consultant to ArchCare Senior Life participants on non-medical services.--- Maintains clinical privileges at contract facilities and completes all requirements for ongoing credentialing and Continuing Medical Education at contract facilities and with ArchCare Senior Life--- Assists in monitoring the medical care of enrolled members who are hospitalized in out-of-network and out-of-service area facilities, and assists in their transfer to in-network facilities when medically appropriate.--- Provides on weekend, holiday and on-call coverage periodically as per the medical coverage schedule, including hospital admissions, clinic hours at the center, and nursing home, emergency room or home visits to avoid unnecessary hospitalization.--- Keeps abreast of federal outcomes-based quality improvement activities and geriatric standards of care. Keeps up to date on issues pertinent to chronically ill populations and end of life issues, pain management standards and other issues applicable to the clinical population being served.--- Knows and adheres to the philosophy and goals of ArchCare Senior Life--- Maintains a quiet and safe environment for participants, visitors and staff.--- Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions--- Participates in formulation and maintenance of ArchCare Senior Life policies and procedures.--- Participates in ArchCare Senior Life Committees as requested by the Medical Director and Executive Director.--- Advises the Medical Director in ways and means to establish better accountability of ArchCare Senior Life services to clients and referral sources.--- Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and participant care meetings as requested.--- Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities--- Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.--- Informs the Medical Director of "unusual incidents".--- Identifies service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.--- Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Medical Director as appropriate; responds in a positive manner to constructive criticism; serves as a role model for students and staff members--- Optionally holds membership in professional organizations--- Maintains applicable licensure and certification and pursues professional growth through continuing education process.--- Performs other related duties as required
Education Requirements--- MD degree, completion of residency in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
Experience Requirements--- Minimum one (1) year post graduate experience in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
Experience Desired--- One year of experience with a frail geriatric population in a home care, long-term care, PACE and/or MLTC setting.
License Requirements--- MD, DEA, licensed to practice in the state of New York. Board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
License Desired--- Certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics and/or experience in the care of chronically ill and frail seniors or interested to pursue as part of professional planning
Skill Requirements--- Customer Focus--- Planning and Problem Solving--- Accountable/Results Oriented--- Interpersonal Effectiveness--- Communication (oral and written)--- Integrity & Respect for Others--- Successful performance on Competency Checklist of area of clinical expertise

Keywords: ArchCare the Continuing Care Community, New York , Primary Care Physician, Healthcare , New York, New York

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