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Primary Care Physician

Company: JobTarget
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Primary Care Physician to grow our staff and join a team of professionals, who excel in providing unique health care for Seniors! The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Clinic team performs a vital service by providing primary care for Tulsa's aging population by offering older adults and their caregivers a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at the site while they enjoy independent living in their own homes and communities.

Primary Care Physician is a hands-on clinic position that provides primary medical care to LIFE PACE program participants, including assessment, development of a plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, provision of direct participant medical care, and evaluation of the 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. Since this candidate will be working exclusively with seniors, some with dementia, patience and extra compassion will sometimes be required.

Under the supervision of the LIFE PACE Medical Director, in the coordination of the Sr. Director of PACE, primary responsibilities include:
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and in initial, semi-annual, unscheduled, and annual assessments; attend morning updates and report changes in participants' baseline status to appropriate staff on a daily basis.
Provide initial and ongoing participant assessments, care plan development, and implementation of the care plan.
Obtain complete health history and record the findings in a systematic organized manner.
Perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests, and record results in a systematic manner.
Identify medical, social, cultural, and financial problems.
Perform functional status evaluation and/or mental status examinations using standardized procedures.
Identify and describe behavior patterns of the chronically ill.
Triage status changes in participants, and facilitate appropriate management of problem identified.
Provide preventative health care and health promotion for LIFE PACE program participants.
Treat and manage acute and chronic illnesses, including carrying out medical procedures as indicated.
Regulate and adjust medications as needed.
Facilitate medical specialist consultation as needed.
Educate participants and families regarding health maintenance and their chronic medical conditions, in cooperation with the nursing staff.
Provide inpatient attending coverage responsibility when the participant is admitted to a nursing facility and communicate participant status to the LIFE PACE program team.
Work as a supervising physician with the nurse practitioner and/or physician assistant at that site.
Serve as a source of geriatric and medical knowledge for the interdisciplinary team.
Maintain an active role in the interdisciplinary team process.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the participant's plan of care and revise as appropriate.
Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in the development of the comprehensive plan of care and ongoing monitoring of the participant's health status.
Maintain current, accurate documentation of health care services provided, coordinated or contracted.
Integrate into the interdisciplinary team as an active participant.
Serve on various committees of the organization as requested.
Prepare and submit reports including services provided as required.
Attend pertinent health care conferences and courses to maintain knowledge of current trends in geriatric health care.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Complete charting and paperwork in a timely manner.
Involved in the development and implementation of QAPI activities.
Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of LIFE PACE program.
Complete timesheets and recordkeeping documents in a timely manner and as required.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of HIPAA/HITECH laws and the related policies and procedures within the agency.
Attends and successfully completes mandatory HIPAA/HITECH training at least annually.
Maintain confidentiality of participant, staff, contractor, and organizational information
Maintain a respectful, cooperative and supportive working relationship with participants, families, and staff.
Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-services, projects, and committees as assigned.
Adhere to and support the center's policies, practices, and procedures

Board-certified/eligible in internal medicine or family practice.
Must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Oklahoma. Experience or added qualifications in geriatrics preferred. Must provide current state license and DEA registration and obtain staff privileges at the LIFE PACE program contracted hospitals.
Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population. Interest in frail older adults and knowledge of their physical, mental, and social needs. 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. Ability to work effectively and in a collegial manner with all members of the interdisciplinary team. Strong organizational skills, dependable, flexible, and resourceful. Effective oral communication skills.

LIFE Senior Services and Affiliates is committed to hiring people that honor our appreciation of unique perspectives. We value diverse contributions, including but not limited to people of all ethnic & racial backgrounds, people with disabilities, and all LGBTQ+ persons. If you share our values and passion for serving the needs of an aging population, we want you to consider joining us at LIFE.

If you share our values and passion for serving the needs of an aging population, we want you to consider joining us at LIFE.


Keywords: JobTarget, Tulsa , Primary Care Physician, Healthcare , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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