Company: Northland Pace Senior Care Services
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Method of Application Apply online at www.northlandpace.com or
email cover letter and resume to Amanda Erickson at
email@example.com Job Description Job Summary: The
Medical Director is responsible for the delivery of participant
care, clinical outcomes; assists/participates in the implementation
and oversight of quality improvement and projects. The Medical
Director serves as the lead in the design of the medical components
for Northland PACE and as a liaison to the medical community on
behalf of Northland PACE. As a physician member of the Northland
PACE team, the Medical Director must meet all federal and state
licensing laws, certification and regulations necessary. The
Medical Director serves as the consultant and resource to the
Northland PACE primary provider team.Primary Responsibilities: The
PACE Medical Director / Primary Care Physician is responsible for
the basic health care needs of Northland PACE participants by
focusing on general wellness and prevention of ailments through
assessments and health screenings.a. Promotes and explains the
Northland PACE program to interested individuals, community groups,
contracted vendors, and senior care agencies.
b. Serves as a liaison between PACE and the primary care medical
c. Works collaboratively with medical staff at all PACE sites.
d. Attends Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT) meetings, providing
leadership for and collaboration with other required team
e. Provides leadership in quality improvement through participation
on the Clinical Quality Committee and Quality Steering Committee;
designing and conducting quality projects and keeping abreast of
federal Outcomes-Based Quality Improvement initiatives
f. Participates in meetings such as family meetings, care
conferences, IDT, and other meetings as necessary.
g. Collaborates with the IDT, participant, and family members to
evaluate participant care, needs, preferences and wishes to develop
a comprehensive plan of care.--
h. Performs initial participant assessment and, as necessary,
i. Evaluates participant's physical complaints and medical needs in
order to appropriately diagnose and recommend a therapeutic plan of
j. Conducts home visits inclusive of private homes, adult foster
homes, assisted living facilities and basic care facilities, etc.
k. Participates in overseeing the care needs of participants in
Skilled Nursing Facilities.
l. Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected
emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill
m. Shares on-call duties for non-office hours consistent with
Northland PACE policies and procedures.
n. Coordinates the performance appraisal of all Northland PACE
providers which may include primary care physician, nurse
practitioner, and/or physician assistant.
o. Maintains accurate and timely documentation of participant
p. Ensures thorough documentation to capture all coding for optimal
q. Maintains privileges at community based healthcare
r. Maintains a professional appearance and manner in the clinical
area and while representing the PACE program.
s. Utilizes specialist referrals, supplies and equipment in
accordance with medical necessity, IDT decisions and as recommended
by the Utilization Management Committee.
t. Knows and adheres to the regulations, philosophy, and goals of
the PACE program.
u. Administers the Medical Director's role in a manner consistent
with Northland PACE core values and mission.
v. Understands, follows and supports Northland PACE policies and
w. Assists in development of Northland PACE program policies and
procedures and protocols for participant medical care.
x. Evaluates and implements clinical practice guidelines based on
current literature and shared state-of-the-art clinical information
with the Northland PACE Interdisciplinary Team.
y. Provides education or in-service training as needed, including
conducting clinical and geriatric sessions for participants and
z. Participates in continuing education classes and required staff
and training meetings.--
aa. Maintains professional affiliations and any required
bb. Delegates to and collaborates with clinic support staff to
promote efficient time use, including processes such as scheduling,
documentation, provider communications and order processing.
Requirements Employment Specifications : Education/Experience:
Medical Doctor degree and licensed to practice medicine in the
State of North Dakota. Board Certified in internal medicine or
family practice. Must have a valid ND Controlled Substances and
Federal DEA Certificate. Minimum of 5 years in medical practice for
the chronic care population. 2 + years of experience with Geriatric
Population, Experience and/or knowledge of Treatment Community in
area. Licensure, registry or certification required: Current
Medical License to practice in North Dakota. Special Training:
Understanding of the PACE Model, Preventative Model of Care for
Elderly. Physical Demands: Must be able to see, hear, and verbally
communicate. Must be able to move about freely and possess manual
dexterity and visual acuity. Working Conditions: Primarily inside,
well-lit, climate controlled environment. Occasional home visits,
and within all PACE sites as necessary
Keywords: Northland Pace Senior Care Services, Bismarck , Medical Director/Physician, Executive , Bismarck, North Dakota
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