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CarePartners PACE (Asheville) - Medical Director

 

PACE Medical Director

Overview and Qualifications:The Medical Director provides general medical direction and supervision of the medical aspects of care for CarePartners PACE. The Medical Director is responsible for the delivery and oversight of participant care, clinical outcomes, implementation and oversight of the quality assessment and performance improvement program, development and maintenance of medical policies and procedures/standards and protocols. The Medical Director will provide direction and supervision to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing staff and allied health services and leadership of the program among staff, colleagues and providers in the community.

Required Education: Doctorate's Degree: MD or DO. Successfully completed a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Required License: Board Certification Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Current NC physician license. Current BCLS' DEA Registration. Current driver's license and proof of auto insurance.

Preferred License: Board Certification Geriatrics preferred

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years' experience working with a frail or elderly population.

Preferred Experience: Current knowledge of chronic care/geriatric issues and best practices. Ability to build strong working relationships with other physicians and other health care managers and providers. Good judgment, problem solving and cognitive skills. Ability to process information accurately and timely. Effective oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated leadership abilities. Ability to lead and work within an interdisciplinary setting. Enthusiasm for geriatric medicine and taking care of the chronically ill. Ability to anticipate and manage changing priorities. Legible handwriting. Skill and knowledge of how to work effectively in a managed care environment. Working knowledge of PACE regulations.

To apply, please visit: https://resume-missionhealth.icims.com/jobs/30137/pace-medical-director/job

 

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Piedmont Health Services SeniorCare (Burlington & Pittsboro) - Multiple Positions

For more information visit http://piedmonthealthseniorcare.org/

 

Provider - MD - Family Practice, Geriatrician or Internal Medicine - Full-Time with Benefits (Burlington)

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Physician is to provide direct primary medical care to all participants of the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Graduate from an accredited school of medicine; fellowship training in Geriatrics preferred. At least 2-3 years clinical experience, a minimum of 2 years experience in community-based primary care medicine or PACE experience and a minimum one year experience working with the frail/elderly population.
  • Proven clinical leadership
  • Able to get along with others in a team environment
  • Able to deliver service to physicians, patients and fellow employees with compassion in a responsive and courteous manner in accordance with PACE policies and procedures
  • Must have the ability to effectively handle difficult and unusual interpersonal situations
  • Only act within the scope of authority to practice
  • Meet a standardized set of competencies established by Piedmont Health SeniorCare and approved by CMS before working independently
  • Type of Employees Supervised: None, except clinical precepting of nurse practitioner staff.
  • Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Current license to practice medicine in NC. Valid NC driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date prior to beginning employment.

Patient Population Served: Adult Geriatric

Physical Demands/Working Conditions: Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office machines and computer. May require lifting of up to 25 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, telephones and copiers. Requires normal vision. Work is performed in an office environment. Contact with staff and external clients/vendors. 

Occupational Therapist – Full-Time with Benefits (Burlington)

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Occupational Therapist/OT Lead is to work Collaboratively with IDT to optimize function, participation and wellbeing of participants. The Occupational Therapist will evaluate and reassess participants upon referral from IDT; provide and recommend meaningful and therapeutic occupations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: Graduate of an Occupational Therapist curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association; be eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association and have achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Services. 1 year experience as an Occupational Therapist, minimum 1 year experience working with frail or elderly population.
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competency with client-centered services to geriatric population.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PHSC and approved by CMS before working independently.
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration philosophy and skill.
  • Type of Employees Supervised: Aides as program needs indicate.
  • Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Licensed Occupational Therapist in NC. Valid NC driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date prior to beginning employment.

Patient Population Served: Adult Geriatric

Physical Demands/Working Conditions: Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office machines and computer. May require lifting of up to 25 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, telephones and copiers. Requires normal vision. Work is performed in an office environment. Contact with staff and external clients/vendors.

Certified Nursing Assistant - Full-Time with Benefits (Burlington)

Certified Nursing Aide, 2 positions - Full-Time with Benefits (Pittsboro)

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Certified Nursing Assistant is to assist patients and perform other tasks as assigned. Also, to support patient care in all aspects of Adult Day Center, including driving, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Nurse’s Aide, Home Health Aid or equivalent training course   or a minimum of one year of related experience in caring for impaired adults.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be able to provide assistance and services to people of all ages, including geriatrics.
  • Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PHSC and approved by CMS before working independently.
  • Type of Employees Supervised: None.
  • Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Certified Nursing Assistant I or certified within 90 days of employment. Upon employment, must become trained in CPR and First Aid.
  • Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date prior to beginning employment.

Patient Population Served: Adult Geriatric

Physical Demands/Working Conditions: Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office machines and computer. May require lifting of up to 25 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, telephones and copiers. Requires normal vision. Work is performed in an office environment. Contact with staff and external clients/vendors.

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Carolina SeniorCare (Lexington) - Staff Physician

Online applications may be found under the Career tab at www.carolinaseniorcare.org. You may also pick up an application at the reception desk. and mail it along with a resume to Carolina SeniorCare, Attn: Human Resources, 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292 or fax it to 336-746-3523, Attn: HR. EOE. Carolina SeniorCare offers an equal opportunity for employment or advancement to all qualified applicants or employees. Persons with authority to hire, discharge, transfer or promote personnel make these decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or genetic information (including family medical history).

Carolina SeniorCare's compensation system is consistent with existing legislation in the areas of fair labor standards, wage and hour, equal pay, human rights, employment insurance, and pension or retirement benefits.The Compensation package includes direct financial compensation, indirect financial compensation, and non-financial compensation.Direct financial compensation includes an employee's salary, bonuses, etc. Indirect financial compensation includes benefits Carolina SeniorCare must legally contribute, such as Social Security, Medicare, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, as well as benefits Carolina SeniorCare voluntarily contributes, such as Medical Insurance, Prescription Drug Insurance, Basic Employee Term Life Insurance, Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term Disability, 403(b) Retirement Plan matching, Paid Annual Leave, Bereavement Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Education Fund Assistance, and sponsorship and payment of administrative costs for Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Accounts.Non-financial compensation includes career development through education and training, advancement opportunities, recognition opportunities, and work environment and conditions.

Staff Physician

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Primary Care Physician provides primary care and continuous medical coverage, directly provides services to Carolina SeniorCare program participants. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan, care for, and provide services to frail elder participants according to assigned responsibilities and Carolina SeniorCare standards.

Qualifications: 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.

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation. Must be able to meet Carolina SeniorCare's auto insurance carrier's standards for coverage.
  • Preferred: Geriatrician
  • 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., Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
  • Experience: A minimum of one years experience working with a frail or elderly population required.
  • Competency: Position specific competencies for the Primary Care Physician will be met prior to assuming participant care.
  • Skills and Knowledge:
  • Mental Skills: Reading-complex; writing-complex; repetition; clerical; analyzing; perception/comprehension; judgment; decision-making; socialization; attention to detail; communication/poise.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates active listening techniques; gains support through effective relationships; treats other with dignity and respect; seeks feedback.
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks, generates new ideas for change, evaluates and recognizes priorities; challenges other to learn; keeps current and integrates new information; communicates and models organization values; fosters high performance.
  • Other Skills:
  • 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 Health Maintenance Organization/Managed Care.
  • Working knowledge of the PACE regulations desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults.
  • Ability to lead and work within the interdisciplinary setting.
  • Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the PACE program and the agency.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs in person comprehensive history and physical on new Carolina SeniorCare participants. Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.
  • Conducts an in person reassessment semi annually and as needed.
  • Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the Interdisciplinary Team. Interacts with team members to meet emergent and acute need of participants. Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.
  • Evaluates and treats participants during acute illness.
  • Oversees and manages participant’s use of medical specialist and inpatient care.
  • Admits participant to the hospital: Provides primary care (attending) responsibilities for medical management; provides updates to Interdisciplinary Team. In conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Team plans and coordinates discharge.
  • Refers participants to medical specialist as indicated, communicates and follows up with specialist regarding outcome of visit.
  • Manages all care of participants in the nursing home: Provides regular visits as dictated by nursing home standards and participant need. Performs telephone contact with nursing home staff as required; admits nursing home participant to hospital when necessary.
  • Participates in rotating night and weekend call.
  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.
  • At the direction of the Medical Director, reviews medical outcomes/statistical and utilization data, including reviewing of necessity of hospitalizations, and use of specialists. When problems are identified he/she works with the Medical Director to establish best practices and works with clinical staff and Interdisciplinary Team to make appropriate procedural and or operational changes to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the health of participants.
  • Completion and documentation of appropriate diagnostic coding.
  • Advises the Medical Director in ways and means to establish better accountability of Carolina SeniorCare services to participants and referral sources, keeps Medical Director aware of needed material and human resources as program expands.
  • Assists with the development of policies and procedure, standards of care; performs on-going monitoring and evaluation of patient care practice and service delivery; provides guidance and training to staff regarding medical and quality assurance issues.
  • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
  • Maintains safe working environment. Follows all Carolina SeniorCare Policies and Procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional licensure and certifications.
  • Provides information about Carolina SeniorCare Program to interested individuals and groups in adherence to PACE regulations.
  • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested.

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PACE of the Triad (Greensboro) - Multiple Positions

Please apply at the "careers" link at www.pacetriad.org, or fax resumes to the attention of HR at 336-550-4044, or contact HR Coordinator, Lucillia Davis-Durning at 336.550.4053 or Lucillia.Davis@pacetriad.org

Adult Day Health Coordinator (ADHC) - Full-time

Job Summary: Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Adult Day Health Center.  Orients, trains and supervises Certified Nursing Assistants, Recreational Therapists, Activities Coordinators, Activity Aides, Volunteers and Receptionist. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with Adult Day Health Regulations, PACE regulations, local regulations and policies and procedures.  The Adult Day Health Coordinator serves as the triage nurse and completes enrollment agreements.  This position has responsibility for 24-hour care coordination.

Education and Special Training:  Registered Nurse required.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.  

Experience:  5 years nursing experience, 2 years management experience, and at least 1 year experience caring for the frail or elderly required.  Prefer experience in home care or long term care setting, and ideally, PACE experience.

Licensure, Registry or Certification Required:  Licensed as Registered Nurse in North Carolina (NC), Valid NC driver’s license and vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of holistic care in the geriatric population.  Strong interpersonal, organizational, group facilitation and consensus-building skills. Must possess the skills necessary to provide care for geriatric patients and must have proven clinical leadership, management, and supervisory skills.  Must possess the ability to learn, teach and research, as well as to solve problems and think analytically/critically. Strong oral and written communication skills required.  Ability to work well in a team environment.  Ability to handle difficult and unusual interpersonal situations effectively.  Ability to represent the organization professionally and only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice.  Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties and approved by CMS before working independently. 

With or without reasonable accommodations: Must have the ability to: bend and/or stoop frequently; have independent mobility in order to climb stairs and walk distances; lift, transfer and position participants of all weights and heights utilizing correct body mechanics; lift and carry pieces of durable medical equipment; lift and transport at least 50 pounds during the course of providing care, treatment and or services; read, write and speak in English; see medical records and various documents clearly; use various forms of communication including but not limited to telephone, computer, faxes, etc.; hear blood pressures and spoken communication;  perform repetitive hand and wrist movements. 

Key Responsibilities  

Staff Management and Development:

  • Ensures daily supervision of Certified Nurse Aides, Recreational Therapist, Activities Coordinator, Activity Aides, Volunteers and Receptionist.   
  • Orients new staff to the Adult Day Health Regulations and applicable local regulations.
  • Provides departmental orientation and ongoing training for Adult Day Health staff, students, volunteers and contract providers assigned to the Adult Day Health Center. 
  • Assists with policy and procedures solutions as they relate to performance and productivity of the agency and staff.
  • Serves as liaison between administration and direct reports.
  • Ensures nursing assessments are conducted per laws, regulations and agency policy and procedures.

Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) Health Coordinator

  • Serves as the ADHC Health Care Coordinator.
  • Conducts Enrollment Agreements.
  • Maintains policies and procedures in accordance with ADHC regulations.
  • Assists in monthly site visits (as needed) from ADHC auditors.
  • Directs participant’s care based on nursing assessment.  Treats and/or refers to appropriate discipline for further evaluation.
  • Direct communication with the Clinic Supervisor when triaging participants who require a clinic visit.
  • Uses research, nursing process and collaboration to solve identified problems
  • Provides input in participant care planning.
  • Ensures accurate and timely follow through of orders related to care and services in the Adult Day Health Center.
  • Provides timely and effective communication and follow up with participants, families and contractors.
  • Assures Adult Day Health representation at Morning meetings.
  • Communicates with families and participants, connecting them with appropriate resources internally and externally.

 Administrative Assistant (AA) - Full-time

Education and Training:  High school graduate or equivalent. Secretarial training preferred. 

Experience: Five to seven years of progressively responsible secretarial experience required. 

Licensure, Registry or Certification(s) Required: None.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent internal and external customer service skills. Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Data entry and Publisher); standard office equipment operation; establish priorities and handle workflow with frequent interruptions; ability to work independently; flexible and able to work well with others.  Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills for both telephone and in person interaction. Ability to represent the organization professionally; able to read, write and speak English. 

  • From general direction, composes, edits, signs and sends correspondence.
  • Handles sensitive calls, such as fielding compliance concerns/complaints and handles such calls confidentially.   
  • Coordinates meeting:  scheduling, preparing agendas, and distributing agendas, taking minutes and distribution of minutes.      
  • Initiates routine purchases for office supplies, catering bills, subscriptions, etc. 
  • Researches and downloads requested materials. 
  • Type letters, papers, and reports. 
  • Maintains information on community resources including articles and books.
  • Coordinate with other agencies and facilities around collaborative projects. 
  • Prepares reports for the organization.
  • Assist Program Director in maintaining confidential files and records.
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy. 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and accomplish tasks in an orderly fashion and perform any other duties as assigned.
  • Facilitates achieving customer satisfaction and agency compliance by troubleshooting and helping to resolve concerns.
  • Maintains medical records per Company policies and procedures.     

With or without reasonable accommodations: Must be able to bend, stoop, stretch, stand and sit for extended periods. Possess sufficient manual dexterity to operate keyboard and other office equipment, sit for majority of assigned work time; Ability to left heavy packages/bundles of approximately 30 pounds.   

Physician - Full-time

Job Summary: Provides direct primary medical care to all participants of the PACE program.

Education and Special Training: Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine; Residency in Internal Medicine or Family Practice; Additional training/Fellowship in Geriatrics preferred.

Experience:  At least 2 – 3 years experience, minimum one year experience working with the frail/elderly population.

Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Current license to practice medicine in North Carolina (NC), valid NC driver’s license and vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proven clinical leadership; Ability to excel with others in a team environment; Act within the scope of his or her authority to practice; Meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties and approved by CMS before working independently. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Performs comprehensive history and physical on new referrals.
  • Performs interval history and physicals on established participants completed quarterly and as indicated.
  • Evaluates and treats participants with episodic illnesses.
  • Refers participants to medical specialists as indicated.
  • Admits participants to the hospital:
    • (a) Provides primary care (attending) responsibilities for management;
    • (b) Provides updates to the team on a regular basis;
    • (c) Judiciously utilizes specialty consultants;
    • (d) Responsible for coordinating discharge planning with the team.
  • Manages all care of participants in the nursing home:
    • (a) Provides regular visits;
    • (b) Performs telephone contacts with nursing home staff as required;
    • (c) Admits nursing home participants to hospital when necessary.
  • Actively participates in family conferences.
  • Coordination of 24 hour care delivery.
  • Documents participant changes appropriately in the medical record and communicates participant change to team members.
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Takes part in participant care planning.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.