Geriatrics Opportunity in Pittsburgh, PA!!

Doctors Choice Placement
February 11, 2014
Northeast/Mid Atlantic, PA
Job Type


Geriatrics Opportunity in Pittsburgh, PA!!

Full-time Physician sought for a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly in the Pittsburgh area. Geriatrician is responsible for managing the medical conditions of its frail, elderly members and oversight of their use of medical specialists and inpatient care. The physician is also a member of an Interdisciplinary Team, including registered nurse, social worker, registered dietician, physical and occupational therapists, recreation therapist, and personal care aides and other staff members. The position requires an individual with a demonstrable grasp of preventive and palliative care, who can confidently lead and explain medical decision-making, while being a fair and helpful member of a larger group addressing a patient’s problems in a holistic manner.

Minimum Requirements:
PA licensure and DEA registration
Board Certified in Geriatrics, Internal or Family Medicine
Certificate of added qualification in Geriatric Medicine or extensive experience in the care of a chronically ill, frail, elderly population
Min of 1 year of experience with a frail, elderly population, 2-3 yrs as a working physician total. Experience with an interdisciplinary team approach and in managed care settings preferred.

Required Skills:
Assessment of geriatric patients
Knowledgeable of the physical, mental and social needs of frail, older adults
Ability to communicate effectively, respectfully, and compassionately with the participant, family members and IDT
Positive team behaviors-active listening, respect, responsibility, cooperation
Professional documentation skills in keeping with standards of practice
Experience with EMR or at least use of Windows and typing helpful to completion of medical record documentation

40 hours/week, Mon- Fri (NO CALL AND NO WEEKENDS)
Work includes clinical work in primary care site (4-5 hours/day)
You get a lot of time with each patient (1 hr for new; 30 min for annual assessments)
You will do some nursing home rounds and home visits

If you want to work part-time, they are open to that. They currently employ 4 Geriatricians ½ time.
There are 4 primary sites and they will allow you to work in one of the sites closest to your home.
If you are at all interested in an Adjunct position at the University of Pittsburgh, they are affiliated with the university and could arrange for you to teach.

(DOE) with all of the usual bennies, including health insurance, malpractice insurance and retirement (3%, but no matching).
4 weeks vacation

Services Provided:
4 services: insurer, primary care, adult daycare and home/community based (all integrated)

Interdisciplinary Team (IDT):
Behavioral health
Pastoral care
Dental and Ophthalmologist (off-site)
Podiatry (on-site)

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