Primary Care Physician
Posted on: September 15, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
Serve on various committees of the organization as requested.
Prepare and submit reports including services provided as
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
Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of LIFE PACE
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
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
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Board-certified/eligible in internal medicine or family
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
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
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
If you share our values and passion for serving the needs of an
aging population, we want you to consider joining us at LIFE.
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