Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. | Assistant Medical Director

September 16, 2020

Job Listing

Do you believe in ensuring patient autonomy, helping the elderly, and assisting others in managing their own healthcare? If so, we have been waiting for you to apply for the position of Assistant Medical Director!
Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. is recognized as a Great Place to Work by Activated Insights, a nationally certified surveyor! We are committed to finding employees that align with our core values of compassion, teamwork, integrity, and excellence, to guarantee the best care for our elderly population. Join our team and work with a dynamic group of professionals while moving your career to the next level of healthcare excellence.

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Senior Care Partners PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (P.A.C.E.) model of care. P.A.C.E. is an innovative program in which we assist elders to live as independently as possible with the team support of health care professionals. P.A.C.E. provides health care services for frail elderly individuals who are eligible for the nursing home level of care in the comfort of their own homes in the community. Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. coordinates and provides all needed preventative, primary, acute, and long term care services.
Learn more and apply here or send an updated resume directly to Kristina Norton.
Primary Purpose
Provide direct primary medical care to participants in any setting with the highest medical standards and ethics in a caring, nurturing atmosphere while keeping with Senior Care Partners PACE mission, vision, and values. Lead and Manage team members including MDs, NPs, PAs, and pharmacist(s) in their geographic areas. Support Medical Director in regulatory activities including Quality Improvement project and oversight, Utilization management, Clinical Care team administrative duties, and other tasks as assigned.
Accountability Chart Key Roles
  • Direct Medical Care
  • Lead, Manage and hold Accountable MD, NP, PA and Pharmacist’s competencies, performance evaluations, daily supervision
  • Support Medical Director in regulatory activities
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide direct medical care by performing initial comprehensive history and physical assessments on new enrollees, interval assessments on established participants (semi-annually, as condition necessitates or as requested) and documents in the medical record as required.
  • Maintains current accurate documentation of health care services provided, coordinated, or contracted within our EMR system.
  • Provides compassionate, comprehensive, and collaborative care to participants in alignment with participant goals and values. This includes preventive care, palliative care, acute and emergent care, and chronic disease diagnosis and management.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the participant plan of care as described in the Senior Care Partners PACE policy.
  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), communicates participant changes to team members and participates in IDT meetings as needed.
  • Admits participants to the hospital if necessary and provides primary co-management with attending service (variable based on hospital). Provides updates to the IDT on a regular basis.
  • Coordinates discharge planning with the IDT member and hospital discharge planners.
  • Manages participant care when admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Regularly visits the SNF for participant evaluation. Communicates with SNF staff via phone/fax as requested/required.
  • Admits SNF participants to the hospital if/when necessary.
  • On-site supervision of clinic medical students and residents, and other trainees.
  • Manage onsite MD, NP, PA, and Pharmacist’s competencies, performance evaluations, daily supervision. This includes, but is not limited to, onboarding, 90-day reviews, quarterly conversations, annual performance evaluations.
  • Ensure staff members complete all required training.
  • Lead EOS and strategic processes, including but not limited to, Quarterly reflections, Rock generation and completion, team issues, and to-do management.
  • Manage administrative tasks for direct reports, including PTO, CME, mileage per policy.
  • Effectively communicate and disseminate clinical improvements, to ensure all sites benefit from site-specific improvement work.
  • Develop Policies and Procedures as relevant to clinical care. Train and hold team members accountable to them.
  • Attend and apply skills from all leadership and management training per HR and OD.
  • Model effective time management and meeting management.
  • Model effective email management, including timeliness and responsiveness.
  • Drives inclusion & employee engagement within the team.
  • Assist with the recruitment and selection process.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing direct reports.
  • Responsible for the performance management of direct reports.
  • Utilize the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS Worldwide by Gino Wickman) business model to drive focus, discipline, and accountability for your team.
  • Keep the leader informed of problems or issues.
  • Lead and support Utilization Management efforts including but not limited to ED, Inpatient, and medication management.
  • Lead and drive Quality Improvement activities including participating in root cause analyses, grievance assessments, and any incident investigations.
  • Lead clinical care team in a robust exploration of these care gaps in collaboration with the Quality team.
  • Participate in committees and workgroups as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Leadership Responsibilities
This position has leadership responsibilities over the following Disciplines:
 MD’s, NP’s, PA’s and Pharmacists including collaborative practice agreement oversight.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine or Osteopathy.
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice; advanced certification in Geriatrics preferred.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an MD or DO in the State of Michigan.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active DEA license.
  • Current privileges or the ability to obtain and maintain staff privileges at Senior Care Partners PACE contracted provider facilities.
  • Minimum of two years’ of leadership with oversight of direct reports preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with good problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates the practice of leadership principles throughout the department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively build team cohesion.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Excel.
  • Experience in managing and entering payroll information.
  • Well-developed ability to show discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to educate and empower others.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with the frail, elderly, or long term care population.
Specific Requirements
  • Demonstrates our core values of compassion, integrity, teamwork, and excellence.
  • Support of Senior Care Partners PACE philosophy.
  • Must provide exceptional customer service in support of all staff, external partners, and participants.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive and private information.
  • Immunizations and vaccines must be current or medical documentation must be provided from a medical provider with reason(s) to request a waiver. (Hepatitis B, TB, PPD specifically, Flu)
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel between centers as needed; current valid Michigan driver’s license and current valid vehicle insurance required.
Work Environment
  • Has a visible presence while working in the center and is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Has a working presence in the community and is involved with participants, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Works beyond normal working hours when necessary.
  • Subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, disaster, etc.).
  • May be subject to emotionally upset participants, family members, personnel, and visitors.
  • May be subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, and other air contaminants.
  • May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or the Hepatitis B virus.
  • May work in an unpredictable home environment with variations of cleanliness, temperature, behaviors, smoke, animals, and other potential hazards.
  • Required to drive in all types of weather.
  • Communicates with staff, participants, caregivers, the board of Senior Care Partners PACE, and other organizations as necessary.
Physical Demands
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must obtain the ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
  • Must be able to relate and work with the ill, disabled, and elderly population.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, sit, or stand for long periods.
  • Lift up to 20 pounds as needed.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of participants during an emergency and/or disaster situation.
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Teledoc, HelpNet, and company paid life insurance and AD&D at $50,000 each, with the option to purchase additional voluntary insurances – STD, LTD, AI, CI, and additional life and AD&D.  You are eligible first of the month following 30 days of service.  All salaried staff receive 20 days of PTO accrued during the year, and non-exempt staff receives 18 days, in which you accrue right away.  You may start contributing to our 403(b) immediately.

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