Skilled Nursing Facility Physician – SNFist – Field

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SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES PHYSICIAN (SNFIST) – FIELD
FIVE COUNTY, PHILADELPHIA, PA REGION
(BUCKS, MONTGOMERY, CHESTER, DELAWARE, & PHILADELPHIA COUNTIES)

The Tandigm Health Skilled Nursing Facility Physician (SNFist) is a licensed physician in the state of Pennsylvania who specializes in providing clinical care for inpatients in a skilled nursing facility. The SNFist will be responsible for managing the care of our Tandigm patients while in the nursing care facility. The SNFist will work collaboratively with nurse care managers, consulting and primary care physicians, and other facility-based health care professionals to form a care team.

Essential Functions

  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrates Tandigm’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each internal and external customer.
  • Embraces and exemplifies the core values of Tandigm.
  • Promotes high quality care as the most important Tandigm objective.
  • Organize, attend and facilitate in all daily Care Team Meetings within the assigned facility.
  • Ensure proper progress on plan of care and identify any early warning signs for readmissions during the critical, immediate post-discharge period.
  • Discuss goals of care, transition planning, and advanced directives, as appropriate, with patient and families.
  • Coordinate appointment for evaluation by specialist as needed for member during their stay at the SNF.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe discharge to home from the Skilled Nursing Facilities.
  • Provide a true continuum of care to our patients alongside our facility partners.
  • Assess alignment of patient care goals with care provided by SNF staff, identify systems barriers, and escalate issues when appropriate.
  • Anticipate and plan for needs between visits, including potential discharge planning.
  • Timely documentation, discharge summaries, medicine reconciliation, etc. in EMR.
  • Participate in SNF & Tandigm meetings, as appropriate.
  • Oversees Nurse Practitioners providing care services in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
  • Attend and participate in all QI, Peer Review and Care Management Meetings requested.
  • Meet all facility requirements and bylaws for Medical Staff.
  • Meet communication standards for information transfer to primary care providers for each episode of care provided.
  • Meet coding and encounter data standards for completeness, accuracy, timeliness, and reimbersement level.
  • Uses, protects, and discloses Tandigm patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of currently liability & property damage insurance vehicle;
  • Travel between Skilled Nursing Facilities daily;
  • Maintain and manage a panel of approximately eight patients on a daily basis and must be on-call one day per week and one weekend/month.

Education & Experience

  • Licensed Physician in the State of Pennsylvania. License shall be active and free of any limitations or medical board actions;
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Geriatric Medicine with minimum of three (3+) years of experience working with Geriatric population. Clinical Practice experience for minimum of 5 years preferred.
  • Obtain and maintain all at all assigned skilled nursing facilities;
  • Ability to work weekends/be able to be on-call.
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