Hebrew SeniorLife

  • Geriatrician

    Job Locations US-MA-Roslindale
    Job ID
    2018-2416
    Category
    Research/Medicine
  • Overview

    Consistently voted one of Boston Top Employers by our employees, Hebrew SeniorLife provides an outstanding environment of care, clinical practice, and employee engagement.  Our Department of Medicine is a teaching site for Harvard Medical School Geriatric Fellows, and offers an exciting part time opportunity for a dedicated Geriatrician to work an excellent interdisciplinary team in our Roslindale campus. This role can be structured as a 20-24 hour per week position.

    Responsibilities

    The Geriatrician functions as the attending physician for geriatric (and other) patients within one or more clinical venues of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC). Works closely with other members of the clinical care team including specialty consultants, nurse practitioners, therapists, nursing staff and other care providers. This position may also involve teaching responsibilities in connection with the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, for which HRC is a primary clinical teaching site.

     

     Responsibilities:

     Perform medical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment to long term chronic care patients post-acute care inpatients, and/or outpatients

    • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate
      • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of clinical team members and support staff as required
      • Coordinates with members of multidisciplinary team to help meet each patient’s individual needs
    • Participate in overnight, weekend and holiday call as appropriate for area of practice
    • Documents patient visits within a timely manner (typically within same day) using the appropriate medical record system
    • Using electronic charge capture system, or other established process, submits charges for each patient visit within 72 hours of completing the visit
      • Follows established department policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards and quality measures
      • Successfully meets productivity benchmarks as established by Department of Medicine Administration
      • Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or preventative programs throughout HRC as appropriate
      • Trains and supervises medical students, residents and fellows engaged in specialty activities and procedures, as appropriate
      • Participate in Medical staff quality improvement and review activities
      • Participates in weekly Medical Staff Meetings
      • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned 
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    Qualifications

    • License: Valid and unrestricted Massachusetts Medical License. American Board Certification in Internal Medicine currently valid or renewed prior to expiration. Federal DEA Certification.   Experience:
    • CPR, BLS, ACLS as indicated by specific practice location.
    • ABIM added certification in geriatric medicine preferred.
    • Certification:
    • Education: Awarded degree of MD or DO with ABIM recognized internal medicine or family practice residency (3 years minimum). Successful completion of ACGME accredited geriatric medicine fellowship program preferred
    • Experience, gained in training and/or in practice, caring for seniors in long term chronic care, community or home settings.
    • Experience delivering effective medical care within an inpatient environment
    • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards

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