Geriatrics Physician - Cleveland, Ohio
About the Job
McGregor PACE is recruiting a full-time primary care physician to work with older adults requiring comprehensive chronic disease management. This UH-employed physician will work at McGregor PACE. Skills necessary for a successful PACE physician include a passion for working with older adults and their families, the management of chronic co-morbid conditions, and the ability to closely collaborate with other health professionals. The PACE physician performs comprehensive geriatric assessments, manages acute care problems, and coordinates the overall care plan of the patient with other team members. Quality of care and the physician-patient relationship are essential.
PACE is Ohio's only Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, a model geriatric medicine program. We provide team-based care for individuals who are 55 years or older and eligible for nursing home placement but living in the community. The PACE program keeps patients living in the community and avoids long-term nursing home placement. A PACE physician practices primarily at the PACE Center which is a community center with an adult day program and on-site supporting health services. A PACE physician works closely with other PACE health professionals including advance practice nurses, registered nurses, master's level social workers, and rehabilitation specialists. Our PACE program is organized into teams of 55 patients, each team consists of a physician, NP, RN, and social worker. PACE provides transportation for medical appointments and day center attendance, nutritional services, and home health services. A full time physician manages 4 PACE teams and oversees the work of 2 Advance Practice Nurses.
Board-certified or Board-eligible Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Physician
Active Ohio Medical License in good standing upon effective date of employment