Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine Opportunity
Location: West Springfield, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 844174
Trinity Health PACE and Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts have an excellent full-time opportunity for a Board Certified Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine physician to join its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization located in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The 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.
The schedule for this full-time opportunity is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. On average, there are seven (7) on-call days (evenings/weekends) with weekend telephone triage.
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 care; 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.
Essential functions of this opportunity include, but are not limited, to the following:
Know, understand, incorporate, and demonstrate the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Behaviors of Trinity Health and Trinity Health PACE (TH PACE) in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Consistently demonstrate (leads by example) TH PACE Values to all internal and external customers (participants, visitors, volunteers, and colleagues.) Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, propagating a calm environment throughout the office.
Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TH PACE.
Reflects the skills knowledge and abilities serving in the role of a leader. Define and share a strategy and vision; align resources toward achievement of organization results; grow and sustain the organization; identify, lead, and embrace change.
Establish and/or maintain as a member of the leadership team a plan to achieve operating goals.
Promote and maintain collaborative relationships with managers, peers, direct reports, and customers by effectively fostering a team environment, building consensus, and resolving conflicts.
Requirements for this opportunity include the following:
Doctorate Degree (includes PhDs): MD or DO.
Current and active plenary physician license to practice in the state of Massachusetts required.
CDS Certification and DEA Registration required.
Current BLS required.
Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine required.
Board Certification in Geriatrics preferred.
A minimum of one (1) year working with the frail or elderly population required.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced physician to join an exceptional PACE program!
Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts offers a competitive compensation and benefits plan.
ABOUT THE FACILITY
Mercy LIFE is a new health care choice for seniors living in Western Massachusetts. Mercy LIFE is a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), tightly coordinated care and support designed to help seniors continue to live safely at home and avoid moving into a nursing home. Mercy LIFE is part of the Sisters of Providence Health System, which has a rich history of providing innovative health and social services to Western Massachusetts communities for more than 140 years, when the first Sisters of Providence began meeting the medical, social and educational needs of individuals and families in the greater Holyoke area.
The LIFE Center is an integral part of the program. Here the team offers a full medical clinic and adult day center in one facility where patients can receive health care and social engagement in a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment. Multiple day rooms provide separate activities to meet a variety of socialization preferences and abilities. Nutritious and tasty meals are provided at the center (and at home as needed.) An Interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, home health aides, and other healthcare professionals provide treatment and meet daily to review and report any changes in patients' health. This results in quick responses to changing needs and more flexibility in doing what is necessary to keep patients safe at home.
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.
West Springfield, Massachusetts is an economically vibrant and growing community. The town sits on the West bank of the Connecticut River, has a population of approximately 28,000 and is considered part of the Springfield Metropolitan area.
Springfield, Massachusetts sits on the Connecticut River, and its metro-area population is approximately 700,000. The city is home to major employers, including MassMutual Insurance, Smith & Wesson and General Dynamics, and also boasts many museums, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, its own zoo and symphony hall, and the iconic Forest Park Historic District. Rural, suburban and urban locales offer a variety of residential options, including 17 neighborhoods, such as South End, known for its rich Italian heritage, and Forest Park Heights, featuring more than 600 Victorian Painted Lady mansions. There's an excellent selection of private and public schools, as well as colleges, including Mount Holyoke, Smith and Amherst.
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities - including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.
Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.
At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.
If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve. At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual nee...ds. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org