LIFE Primary Care Physician
Our Primary Care Physician is responsible for the medical care of InnovAge LIFE participants across a variety of settings, including but not limited to the day center clinic, participants’ homes, the nursing home, assisted living facilities and personal care boarding homes. Direct hospital inpatient care is not required but close coordination of care with hospital based providers is essential.
Physical attendance at an InnovAge facility and/or an InnovAge participant home is essential to performing the job duties.
FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt
Reports to: Lead Medical Director
Supervises: Adult Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant
Primary Care - 80%
- Provide medical care to Innovage LIFE participants, including the evaluation, diagnosis and management of their medical conditions, including but not limited to taking of a medical history, performance of physical examination, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests, formulation of an assessment of condition and a treatment plan, writing prescriptions, ongoing follow up of same, and management of medical information from specialists and hospital teams.
- Document medical care in the participant’s medical record, in compliance with InnovAge LIFE documentation policies. May include involvement with the establishment of electronic medical records and providing the Lead Medical Director with input around needed ongoing EMR enhancements.
- Provide after-hours medical coverage as assigned by Medical Director to assure that a physician is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
- Participate within the interdisciplinary team in the formulation of Plans of Care for InnovAge LIFE participants, as well as in other interdisciplinary team settings that further the care of InnovAge participants.
- Contribute in the quality improvement initiatives of InnovAge LIFE programs
- Presents input into, initiates and/or facilitates new medical programs and processes in support of InnovAge's strategic goals.
Supervision - 20%
- Effectively supervises and manages direct reports and provides, by example and leadership, motivation and direction to employees of the organization.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable state and federal employment laws.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; recognizing and rewarding employees; corrective disciplinary procedures and practices (under direction of supervisor and in partnership with Human Resources), addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Ensures annual employee performance reviews are conducted in a timely and effective manner. Evaluates performance of employees for compliance with established policies and objectives of the organization and contributions in attaining objectives.
- Helps set the tone of the department to ensure morale, team work, and that the positive employment culture of the organization is maintained.
- Regularly schedules leadership/management, department, and staff 1:1 meetings to provide leadership, development, and a forum for communication to ensure coordination and collaboration in meeting organization and individual goals.
- Additional work functions and duties may be assigned
•Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree required.
•Current active State Medical License
•Adequate malpractice coverage
•Board Eligible or Certification required, If Board Eligible, certification required within 2 years
•A minimum of one (1) year working with the frail or elderly is required
•Postgraduate training in a primary care specialty, including but not limited to internal or family medicine and completion of post-residency training in geriatric medicine preferred, but not required.
•Board Eligible or Certification preferred in primary care