Job: Physician - Albuquerque

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Posted: 11/01/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1171

Job Description

Physician - Albuquerque

  • Location: NM, Albuquerque
  • Schedule: Regular Full-time
  • Department: 104 - Primary Care
  • Facility: TCC - InnovAge Greater New Mexico PACE
  • Date published: 14-Jun-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, provides primary medical care to participants of the InnovAge Greater New Mexico (IGNMP) Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), including assessments and development of plans of care in collaboration with the Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT). The Physician is responsible for the provision of direct patient medical care as well as the evaluation of effectiveness of care given and functions in a collegial relationship with the other health professionals. Makes independent decisions regarding medical needs and health regimens, and carries out medical procedures as indicated.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Treatment

Estimated Percent of time Spent - (Approximately 50% of Time)

  • Provides preventive health care and health promotion for IGNMP participants.
  • Treats and manages acute chronic illnesses in the day health center, nursing home, group home, or in participants homes.
  • Regulates and adjusts medications as needed and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Facilitates medical specialist consultation as needed.
  • Educates clients and families regarding health maintenance and their chronic medical conditions.
  • Collaborates with inpatient attending physicians (hospitalists) when participant is hospitalized or admitted to a nursing home and communicates participant status to IGNMP team for those participants for whom the physician does not assume primary responsibility.
  • Works as supervising physician with the nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
  • Oversees specialty and inpatient medical care.

Functional Category: Assessment

Estimated Percent of time Spent - (Approximately 30% of Time)

  • Obtains a complete health history and records the findings in a systematic organized manner.
  • Orders and evaluates appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests in a cost-effective manner and records systematically.
  • Provides initial and ongoing participant medical assessments, care plan development and implementation of care plan using standardized procedures.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the participants plan of care and revises as appropriate.
  • Identifies and describes behavior patterns of the chronically ill.

Functional Category: Additional Duties

Estimated Percent of time Spent - (Approximately 20% of Time)

  • Serves on various committees of the organization as requested.
  • Attends pertinent health care conferences and courses to maintain knowledge of current trends in geriatric health care.
  • Works as supervising physician with the nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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

REQUIRED

Education

Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree required.

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

Current active New Mexico Medical License

DEA number

Adequate malpractice coverage

  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice with advanced certification in geriatrics preferred
  • Work Experience and Qualifications

A minimum of one year primary care experience with the frail or elderly is required

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain staff privileges at TCC contracted hospitals.

PREFERRED

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

Advanced certification in geriatrics preferred

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