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Physician - Geriatric Medicine

Company: PeaceHealth Medical Group Bellingham PeaceHealth M
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: December 30, 2018

Job Description:

The city of Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong education, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more Pair these with the incredible scenery from the sea to mountains and rainforest make this community the perfect place to live. Here's why you'll love Bellingham, WA: We are an outdoor paradise There is no shortage of breathtaking hikes, a relaxing camping trip, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives. The city has 65 miles of inner-urban trails. Education is key to our city. We are home to a community of strong education including Western Washington University and 2 colleges. Excellent elementary and secondary public and private schools. Live nearly anywhere in the community and be within 15-20 minutes of the hospital with an easy commute. Just a 90-minute drive to Seattle, WA. Go cheer on your favorite professional sports team, dine in ethnically diverse cities, and see some of the great historical sites. Vancouver, British Columbia just over an hour away Ranked by Forbes as a "Top 25 places to retire" and the 2nd most "Fitness-friendly cities" in America No state income tax In addition to living in one of Washington's most desirable cities, you'll work with a great team dedicated to providing the best care in our community. The Center for Senior Health (CSH) is an outpatient geriatrics clinic that provides comprehensive ambulatory care for adults age 65 and over who are covered by Medicare Parts A and B. Staff at the center provide patient-centered care in a supportive caring environment. It is located across the street from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Currently there are 6 Physicians, 1 PAC, 4 ARNP's, a Social Worker, Pharmacist, and Ancillary staff. The outpatient clinic hours and days: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Call is shared by the providers and is rotated one week at a time. Call is phone call only, regarding CSH and nursing home patients. Patients are not physically seen on call, but can be referred to after-hours clinics, ER, or for clinic follow-up, as needed based on their condition. Daily call starts at 5:00 PM. In addition to the outpatient primary care setting, this position provides team-based care in community nursing homes . We have a sophisticated team of MDs and Nurse Practitioners who have become the clinical providers of choice for almost all of the nursing homes in Whatcom County. Schedules are balanced to allow predictable but flexible work hours, shared call, and cross-coverage as-needed. Overall, our clinical services include: standard primary care visits, ambulatory geriatrics consultations, nursing home coverage, palliative care, clinical social work services, management of the medication therapy program, and anticoagulation therapy. We also are a pilot site for Care Management and Chronic Disease Management, through the CMS TCPI grant to transform the primary care practice. Here are some of the job highliights: Primary role is outpatient care for seniors 65 Other duties include; ambulatory consultations, support for six community nursing homes, anticoagulation therapy, management of the medicaiton therapy program Average of 15-18 PPD Team includes; 6 Physicians, 3 Advanced Practice Clinicians, Social Worker, Pharmacist, and other medical support staff Call is roughly 1:12 Compensation highlights include; comprehensive benefits, sign on bonus, relocation bonus, $100,000 in student loan repayment (for those who qualify) Geriatrics job in one of Washington State's most desirable cities- Bellingham

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