Manhattan: Post-Acute Care Physician

The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking a Physician to cover Post-Acute Care at The New Jewish Home Skilled Nursing Facility in New York City. 

The Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) of the Mount Sinai Health System, NY, is recruiting a full-time salaried Physician to care for Post-Acute Care patients at The New Jewish Home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Mount Sinai Department of Medicine, Hospitalist Division, and be primarily based at The New Jewish Home Skilled Nursing Facility. The New Jewish Home one of the largest and most innovative providers of facility and community based Long Term Care in New York with both post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care services.  Opportunities exist to collaborate with hospitalists across the Mount Sinai system on quality improvement and scholarly projects, to work with Geriatric fellows and medical students, and on medical education initiatives.  Great work-life balance with a Monday to Friday daytime schedule!

A medical degree with training in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is required. Additional certification in Geriatrics and/or Palliative Medicine is not required but is preferred.

REPORTS TO:  Facility Medical Director

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (In collaboration with Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant where appropriate)

  1. Completes comprehensive evaluation of all admitted patients within 48 hours of admission.
  2. Completes face to face visit and issues admission orders for all new admissions arriving on unit before 5 p.m. on normal workdays.
  3. Effectively and proactively manages chronic medical conditions to maximize functional and medical recovery.
  4. Rapidly identifies and addresses new medical conditions that may impair functional and medical recovery.
  5. Meets with interdisciplinary team for each patient at least weekly and documents progress towards goals, barriers to goals, plans to address barriers, and current discharge plan.
  6. Attends scheduled patient and family meetings as necessary to ensure effective communication and discharge planning.
  7. Ensures that patient goals are considered in rehabilitation planning, goal setting, and discharge planning.
  8. Effectively works with patients, families, and interdisciplinary teams to meet established goals.
  9. Rapidly identifies when clinical course is not progressing towards goals and effectively intervenes to correct barriers, communicate with team and patient, and work with team and patient to establish new goals as needed.
  10. Ensures seamless care transitions by direct physician to physician communication for community, facility, or hospital discharges.
  11. Effectively participates in Post Acute and facility performance improvement activities.
  12. Completes scheduled “on call” and “off hour” work requirements.
  13. Ensures that medications are reviewed at least every 60 days, medications are prescribed in correct dosages, and that unnecessary medications are discontinued.
  14. Effectively identifies and manages adverse drug events, medication side effects, drug-drug, and drug-condition side effects.
  15. Ensures that advance care planning is completed and documented using MOLST and other relevant documentation.
  16. Ensures that all medical care follows accepted principles of Geriatric and Palliative care.
  17. Complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations, and requirements as well as facility/agency specific policies and procedures.
  18. Participates in precepting and mentoring medical trainees including Geriatrics fellows and medical students.
  19. Works toward defined clinical metrics as determined by the medical department.

For more information please contact:

Ruth Spinner, MD, CMD
Medical Director, Manhattan

120 W. 106th Street, New York, NY 10025

Office (212) 870-5015

rspinner@jewishhome.org

 

posted 12/25/18