Geriatrician - Part-time
What is PACE?
A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which is designed for frail, 55+ adults, who meet criteria for nursing facility placement, but prefer to live at home and have medical care and supportive services provided.
Our PACE program
We typically bus our patients in to receive care like rehabilitation and check ups, but also provide social events, games and a sense of community. Our PACE program in one of 11 in the state of Virginia and one of 100+ nationwide.
Centra, an award-winning regional healthcare system in central Virginia, is recruiting for a full-time Geriatrician to join our innovative, comprehensive care and social services program, Centra PACE. We are seeking a primary care provider to see participants in our facilities in Farmville & Lynchburg. Competitive compensation and benefits, collegial practice environment and outstanding quality of life in the heart of Virginia.
Think hip, furniture shopping, history and outdoor fun in the heart of Virginia!
Farmville is in Central Virginia about 65 miles from Richmond and 150 miles from Washington D.C. and Virginia Beach
Longwood University, which hosted the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate, and Hampden-Sydney College are located in charming Farmville. Downtown Farmville is home to furniture-packed renovated tobacco warehouses. High Bridge Train State Park and Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park also commemorate the Civil War along with the R. R. Moton Museum, which tells the story of a 1951 student strike, which ignited the Civil War. Lakes, rivers, trails and state parks beckon lovers of outdoor fun and adventure.
This position provides an exceptional career opportunity in a region that has earned numerous accolades for its quality of life, including:
- Best Places for Business and Careers – Forbes
- Top Places to Live – CNN Money
- Top Places to Retire – Forbes
- Top Adventure Towns – National Geographic
- America’s Best High Schools –Newsweek
- Top Best-Value Cities – Kiplinger.com
A minimum of one year experience working with the elderly population, chronic disease management, long-term care or disabilities.
Requires: MD or DO from an accredited medical school and board certification or eligibility in Internal or Family Medicine; Board certification in Geriatric Medicine is preferred.
- Day shift hours, Monday - Friday
- No holidays!
- Snow days!
- Call goes to an RN first
- Sign on bonus
- Relocation assistance
- J1 and H1B accepted
- Acute and episodic visits
- Hospital and long-term care rehab rounding (within 1 hour)
- Mileage reimbursed
- Practice independently as part of a care team
Centra PACE – Farmville
The Centra PACE mission is to enhance life for older adults with chronic needs by providing care and services from a team of compassionate, qualified professionals. PACE strives to achieve this mission by empowering participants to live in their homes and in the community for as long as it is medically and socially safe.
What is PACE?
PACE is national program of comprehensive care for adults 55 years of age and older who meet the criteria for nursing facility placement, prefer to stay at home and have an assessment indicating that living at home with the support of the PACE program is a safe alternative. PACE promotes independence and the highest levels of functioning while allowing choice and dignity for members and their families.
Comprehensive services are delivered by a team of professionals made up of a primary care physician, registered nurses, a masters level social worker, health aides, transportation personnel, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and recreation/activity personnel. The team works with participants and their families to develop a tailored plan of care which is monitored closely and updated as needed.
PACE participants can be picked up from their home each morning and brought to the PACE Center. They participate in social activities, eat a hot lunch with friends, and receive medical assistance as needed from a dedicated, compassionate care team. At the end of the day, the PACE van takes the participants back home to enjoy family, friends and the surroundings they know and love.
Centra PACE provides a range of services twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. Primary medical care from doctors, nurses and therapists is provided at the Centra PACE Center Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Medical care and transportation to and from specialists
- Adult day care
- Hospital care (as needed and coordinated by the PACE interdisciplinary care team)
- Prescription medicines
- Vision, hearing, and dental care
- Rehabilitation and therapy services
- Durable medical equipment
- Outpatient medical services: lab work, x-rays and other tests will be scheduled for you as needed
- Mental health care
- Home care and nutritional services
- Respite services
- Support from our interdisciplinary care team
- 24-hour on-call physician services
- Personal emergency response
- Wheelchair-accessible transportation
Participants may be fully liable for the cost of services obtained without the authorization of the PACE Team (except for emergency services).