Under the supervision of the Lead Medical Director, this position is responsible for the medical care of InnovAge participants across a variety of settings, including but not limited to the ADHC 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.
Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities
Functional Category: Primary Care
Estimated Percent of time Spent - (Approximately 80% of Time)
Provide medical care to Innovage PACE 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 PACE 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 the Chief Medical Officer and/or Lead 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 PACE participants, as well as in other interdisciplinary team settings that further the care of InnovAge PACE participants.
Contribute in the quality improvement initiatives of InnovAge PACE programs
Presents input into, initiates and/or facilitates new medical programs and processes in support of InnovAge PACE’s strategic goals.
Functional Category: Supervision
Estimated Percent of time Spent - (Approximately 20% of Time)
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.
Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation
Current active state Medical License
Adequate malpractice coverage
Board Eligible or Certification required, If Board Eligible, certification required within 2 years
Work Experience and Qualifications
A minimum of one 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.
Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation
Board Eligible or Certification preferred in primary care
Travel may be required
Overnight travel may include local or out of state
Must be open to relocation based on business necessity
Internal Number: MD - Roanoke
Innovage PACE, a program of all-inclusive care of the elderly, is a fully capitated, fully at risk, value based program funded by state Medicaid funds (straight per member per month based on state legislature) and federal Medicare funding (based on RAF scoring from hierarchical chronic condition ICD-10 scores). To qualify, a participant has to be 55 years of age or older, and meet the local/state frailty requirements for nursing home admission. Because we are value based, we can surround the participant with services not usually found or easily available in the fee for service world, and thus help frail elders age safely in the community. PACE provides adult day center socialization and meals, therapies (OT, PT, Recreation, Speech), social work, transportation, mental health, pharmacy, primary care and palliative care, to name just a few of the services. The PACE model is predicated on the interdisciplinary team, which makes medical as well as functional decision with the participant.
Our Primary Care Physician positions are ambulatory, full time Monday thru Friday with home based call that is shared. There are 5-10 face to face visits per day, some medically based, some r...egulatory based (we have to see participants every 6 months for an assessment and care plan). There are family meetings, care planning meetings, review of potential enrollees, some nursing home work (while all of our participants qualify for nursing home care, only about 11% at any one time reside in a skilled nursing facility) involved.
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., InnovAge offers PACE in Colorado, California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Our approximately 2,000 employees serve nearly 6,000 seniors. In Colorado, we also offer home care services for seniors, and own two affordable senior housing communities in the Denver metro area.The mission of InnovAge is to allow seniors to live life on their terms – by aging in place, in their own homes and communities, for as long as safely possible. The primary way we do this is through PACE. InnovAge is committed to expanding PACE to serve more seniors in more communities.