Geriatrician

Mercy Medical Group
Sacramento
California US
Job Category: 
Physician
Type: 
Employee
Setting: 
Other
Status: 
Full Time
Location: 
Sacramento , CA
Posting Date: 
May 12, 2017
Expiration Date: 
June 12, 2017
Description: 

ACHIEVE
extraordinary outcomes

When you're part of Mercy Medical Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 450 healthcare providers in the Sacramento region and a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, you'll be able to do more than just care for your patients. You’ll have the opportunity to develop and participate in health, education and wellness programs that will help improve the lives of people throughout your community…and beyond. If you want to achieve extraordinary outcomes, join us today.

GERIATRICIAN
Sacramento, California

We are currently looking to add a BE/BC fellowship-trained Geriatrician (IM or FP) to our rapidly expanding Geriatrics Division. Our team of four geriatricians and eight geriatric advanced practice clinicians provide outpatient geriatric consultations in an interdisciplinary team setting and work in a collaborative way to care for patients with complex needs. The selected candidate will help supervise and support, through telemedicine links, our growing house call program; attend geriatric patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities, along with our geriatric advanced practice clinicians, to help ensure appropriate care and to minimize the need for unnecessary hospitalizations; and work in a collaborative team which includes case managers, social workers, pharmacists and the geriatric advanced practice clinician, to ensure the patients’ needs are met. Telephone call coverage would be ~1:12.

The Geriatrics Division is dedicated to care coordination throughout the continuum-of-care with this team-based approach. There is an opportunity to work with trainees at UC Davis and UCSF and potential for faculty appointment. The Division is involved in several novel research projects, including innovative devices in chronic disease management, geriatric telemedicine and long-term care research working with the AMDA Foundation. Opportunities for leadership, medical directorship and quality improvement projects are available depending on individual interest.

Dignity Health Medical Foundation is affiliated with Dignity Health, one of the leading healthcare systems in the country. This opportunity offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package, including bonus potential and a very desirable retirement plan.

Sacramento is one of the most affordable places to live in California. The area offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy, including fine dining, shopping, biking, boating, river rafting, skiing, or attending one of many different cultural events. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, the vineyards of Napa Valley, and the historical Gold Rush towns of the foothills are all within easy driving distance.