The philosophy and beliefs of Southern California Permanente Medical Group are rooted in the founding principles of the Kaiser Permanente integrated managed care partnership established in 1945 between physicians and the Kaiser Foundation. That word - partnership - is important. We are a physician-led partnership with a mission to transform the practice of medicine.
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About the area The west side of Los Angeles is useful and invigorating; it's a melting pot of cultures, ages, and lifestyles. Locals love the beaches for surfing and the Santa Monica mountains for hiking, while the great diversity in restaurants and cultural attractions add to the unique feel of our area.
Working here West LA's collegial environment has the feel of an expanded residency program. With our flat hierarchy, the medical staff is well integrated and supportive from all sides. Opinions count, whether from the most junior or senior physicians, promoting open dialogue and a strong camaraderie. One of the region's mid-sized service areas, West LA has significant breadth and depth, yet staff members use first names when working together. Community involvement is strongly encouraged and supported; physicians and staff help out in local schools and health fairs. In fact, West LA has adopted several local clinics, further contributing to the health and well-being of its diverse--and very appreciative--patient population.
Our primary need is for a Board-Certified or Board-Eligible Geriatrician. This physician will support the care of the older adult in the clinic, nursing facility, hospital and/or home. This is a clinician-educator role, with responsibilities to teach our geriatric and palliative fellows, as well as opportunities to teach residents/medical students from the Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Cross-training and/or interest in palliative medicine is desired.
The successful candidate will join a group of specialists across the spectrum of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. This physician will rotate in various settings including SNF, clinic rotations, inpatient care and possible home visits. They will also provide cross-coverage for physicians away on scheduled or emergency leaves.
Primary duty: Provide nursing facility care for complex patients which can include:
Skilled Nursing Facility - Post-acute interdisciplinary team management with rehabilitation, wound care, IV and enteral feeding
Subacute SNF - Team based ventilator and tracheostomy management including weaning protocols and palliative management
Custodial/Long-term care - Optimal geriatric management of the adult who is older and/or functionally impaired
Primary duty: Provide clinic and virtual care for high risk patients, including:
Transitional Care Center - address polypharmacy, optimize serious medical conditions, assess function and cognition, and engage in shared decision making.
Care Without Delay - support hospitalized patients using geriatric skills.
Completes clinic-based consultations for the diagnosis and management of cognitive impairment in geriatrics.
Manage behavioral symptoms of dementia.
Rounds in hospital on weekends for palliative consultation service.
Address symptom control, living well, and treatment goals.
Supervises physician fellows in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Participates in didactics.
Opportunities for supervision of residents and medical students.
Board Certified or Board Eligible
Geriatric or Palliative Care Fellowship required
Equal Employment Opportunity External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status