Geriatrician - Hartford, CT Suburbs

East Hartford, Connecticut 06108 | Permanent

Job ID: 17581 Specialty: Geriatrics

Requirements: 

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.    Ability to identify and categorize each patient’ s age specific grouping of needs, such as those for  adult and geriatric patients.  Prevent, manage and develop  care plans that address the special health problems of the elderly   Possess the ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with coworkers.  Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in response to changing clinical or administrative environments.   Functions  in a calm manner during stressful and emergency situations.

 

Essential Functions: 

 

Perform comprehensive physical examination, and compile patient medical data including health history and results of physical examination. Orders or performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, and basic wound care. Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.  Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.   Gain competence in Electronic Medical Record System.  Billing submission at time of office visit.

 

Position requirements:

Skills and experience
  • Experience in ambulatory primary care setting preferred
  • Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Valid Connecticut driver’ s license and insurance
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Listening skills
  • Experience electronic medical records preferred
  • Customer service
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Interest in working with underserved population
  • Flexibility in response to changing environment

 

Education
  • MD or DO from accredited medical school
  • Board certified or board eligible
  • Current CT state license
  • Valid federal and state controlled substance licenses
  • State narcotic registration (CTPMP)
  • BLS certification

 

Job Summary:

Services provided shall include routine and appropriate ambulatory adult care as assigned.  The Physician will be knowledgeable about agency and clinical policies, keep all patient information confidential, and shall assume responsibility for the development and realization of an individual ongoing care plan for all patients including the performance of selected procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  1. Establishing a database on patients by obtaining an appropriate health, developmental and psychosocial history, as well as thoroughly conducting a physical examination and ordering/performing and interpreting screening and diagnostic procedures and tests.
  2. Providing treatment according to accepted agency standards and protocols.
  3. Assisting in the management of referred and/or complex problems with other members of the agency and community health nurses, mental health workers, social workers, and other community resources.
  4. Performing ambulatory treatments and diagnostics in accordance with approved privileges. 
  5. Working in a collaborative and appropriate manner with other agency providers, clinical support staff, and administrative personnel.
  6. Recognizing and utilizing opportunities for health education for patients and families.
  7. Entering all patient information in Electronic Medical Record at time of visit.
  8. May provide night and weekend coverage in rotation with colleagues.  May provide coverage in health center during leaves of fellow staff
  9. Satisfies all requirements of local hospital necessary to maintain admitting privileges as necessary.

 
  1. Acts as a Supervising or Collaborating physician for PAs and APRNs, respectively.
  2. Demonstrates efforts to maintain and improve job specific competencies and incorporates new knowledge into practice.
  3. Acts in accord with standing agency contractual agreements with health maintenance organizations, insurance plans, and other managed care organizations.
  4. Understands and agrees that s/he is responsible for participation as appropriate in the Center’ s risk management, quality assurance, performance improvement, and compliance programs and related management plans.
  5. Works jointly, as requested, with the CEO and/or COO and/or Medical Director in the areas of utilization management, data retrieval, and the establishment and/or revision of clinical policies and protocols.
  6. Maintains ongoing education through completion of required continuing medical education credits.
  7. Demonstrates knowledge and application of principles of fire safety, infection control, hazardous communication program, universal precautions and general safety.
  8. Assists other staff, when time permits, in the completion of their duties to assure smooth function of the office.
  9. Assists as requested in ongoing education efforts for on-site medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant students.
  10. Maintains target productivity standards as established by  Health Center  as influenced by infringing factors of access, practice load and complexity of problems seen.
  11. Works in coordination with other community agencies and providers to integrate patient objectives and strategies.
  12. Other appropriate duties as assigned.
  13. Attendance at meetings required by Health Center  and affiliated hospitals.

 

Physical Effort/Environment:

Requires good manual dexterity and fine motor coordination, good vision, physical mobility and flexibility.  Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens through direct patient contact.  Must follow OSHA standards and Universal Precautions at all times.  A great deal of standing throughout the day.  Audiovisual acuity to perform office diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  Physical ability to assist with adult or elderly/incapacitated patients during the physical examination.  Ability to life up to 45 pounds onto exam table.

 

Work Schedule:

 

Full-time: 40+ hours per week

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