Physician - Geriatric Medicine

Miami, FL

Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Profession Physician

The Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Physician. The Staff Physician provides medical care to patients based on proper documentation in the medical record as outlined by the medical staff rules and regulations.  The incumbent in this position receives patient assignments based on their educational discipline, expertise or experience.   

 

Job Functions:   

  • Develops and carries out a comprehensive medical treatment plan addressing biological, psychological, and sociocultural domains. 

  • Performs physical assessment of patients in a logical and respectful manner. 

  • Prescribes medical treatment and clinical drugs to patients. 

  • Gathers essential and accurate information through the review of pertinent records and interviews with the patient, family members, caregivers, and other health professionals. 

  • Reports to the responsible physician and complies with policy co-sig. 

  • Reports hazardous or unsafe conditions, equipment malfunction, and supply instrumentation inadequacies to appropriate personnel. 

  • Reports all Quality Assurance (QA) incidences, including mediation errors, to responsible physician using department guidelines. 

  • Assumes responsibility for increasing knowledge and expertise by attending continuing educational offerings. 

  • Makes informed decisions about interventions based on patient information and preference, up-to-date scientific evidence in the field, and clinical judgment. 

  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.

  •  Outpatient clinical ambulatory setting at multiple satellites in Dade and Broward County. 

  • Work in collaboration with the APPs and ancillary support.

  • Examines patients, obtain medical histories, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. 

  • Counsels patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive health care.

  • Makes referrals to specialists for further testing, diagnosis or treatment. 

  • Participates in the training and in service programs as the Chief or Medical Director indicates. 

  • Obtains and maintains active hospital practice.

  • Will participate in a 24-hour coverage program including after-hours phone calls and hospital coverage, evenly distributed among all physicians. 

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Relates to the community and other local professionals as a representative of our UHealth facilities. 

  • Ensure compliance with contract terms, policies and procedures, etc.

  • Maintain accurate documentation of all services rendered in patient chart. 

  • Maintain organized, clean, efficient and confidential work area.

  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct correspondence related to the work. 

  • Support staff in assigned project-based work.

  • Performs other reasonable and proper duties as assigned by Executive Director. 

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. 

 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary. 

 

Core Qualifications:  

 

Education/Certification/Licensing: 

  • M.D. in relevant field 

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine

  • Board Certified or Eligible in Geriatrics (must obtain board certification within 2 years of hire) 

 

?Experience:   

  • Minimum 3 years of experience 

  

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes: 

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships. 

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment. 

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines. 

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion. 

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary. 

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.