Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, palliative home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning.
Suncoast PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive health care and support services to Pinellas County seniors with chronic health conditions. As a member of Empath Health, our focus is on helping participants remain healthy and independent while living in their own homes.
We are currently seeking an experienced and compassionate physician to join the growing PACE family as the second physician. The primary care physician will provide primary care and continuous medical coverage, directly provides services to Suncoast PACE program participants primarily in our Day Center in Pinellas Park. The position does involve some visits to homebound patients in facilities and residences.
As a physician with Empath Health you must be patient/family focused, loyal, motivated and interested in serving your community.
Other requirements of this role include:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
2.Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•Thorough knowledge of current concepts, theories and practices related to home and community-based care for the elderly and disabled adults.
•Working knowledge of health care delivery and financing systems, including Medical, Medicare, waiver programs, prospective and capitated systems, public health programs and HMO/Managed Care.
•Successful experience with MRA coding (desireable).
•Working knowledge of the PACE regulations desired.
•Thorough knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults.
•Effective oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to lead and work within the interdisciplinary setting.
•Strong organizational skills.
Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the PACE program and the agency
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Provides direction and supervision to related primary care, nursing and allied health services.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Education: Medical Doctor with emphasis in geriatrics. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Geriatric practice desired. Current state license and DEA registration required. Meets requirements of 42 CFR Part 410.20.
Experience: A minimum of one year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
1.Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Geriatrics.
2.Florida state license and DEA registration.
3.Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.Physical Requirements – Requires standing, walking, occasional pushing and pulling and lifting. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to fifty (50) pounds and push or pull objects exceeding one hundred fifty (150) pounds, using appropriate body mechanics. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Must be able to document care provided in participants' service records. Must be able to communicate verbally with participants their treatment plan, team members and participants caregivers.
2.Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements - Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to communicate verbally with all staff, caregivers, participants, and community at large.
3.Pressure Factor - Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and fluctuating indoor temperatures. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled appointments while dealing with frail and confused participants. Subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.May be exposed to a risk through contact with toxic substances, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a health care environment.
2.Subject to unpleasant odors.
SAFE WORK EXPECTATIONS
The safety of employees, residents and visitors is of paramount importance to Suncoast PACE. Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization. Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment. Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.
Employees will be expected to:
1.Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.
2.Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
3.Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
4.All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
5.Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
6.Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment.
7.Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
8.Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, residents, et
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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