YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH
Yale New Haven Hospital is a pioneer in the assessment of those with declining self-care skills. In 1981, a group of doctors, nurses and social workers concerned about the care of older patients established a geriatric clinic in a corner of the hospital's primary care center. One of the patients they treated was a woman named Dorothy Adler. After her death, her sons, two local businessmen, decided to support an expanded center that would evaluate older men and women who were having difficulty caring for themselves. In 1987, a center was opened in Dorothy Adler's name. In 2009, the Adler Center moved into a free-standing building at 874 Howard Avenue, directly across the street from YNHH.
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The primary function of the Physician employed by Northeast Medical Group - YNH Geriatric Services is to provide high quality medical care to older patients in affiliated nursing homes, rest homes and retirement communities. The physician coordinates care with other clinicians (ie: specialists, community primary care physicians) and with Yale-New Haven Hospital for admissions.
- Clinical Practice summary:
- - As patients are assigned in the nursing home setting or switch to one of the primary care practices the M.D. is to admit the patient to the practice in a timely manner and to ensure safe, high quality and efficient care that is coordinated with other clinical professionals.
- - For new nursing home admissions, MD follows state and federal guidelines for obtaining comprehensive health histories and performing complete physical examinations within 48 hours of arrival at the facility. The Physician ensures the admission orders for medications, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging tests are written.
- - Develops a plan of care for each nursing home or continuing care retirement community patients and works closely with the facility staff for the best possible outcomes.
- Identifies information needs of team members, patients and families.
- Quality Improvement/Customer Satisfaction
- Participates in team-based quality improvement and patient/customer satisfaction initiatives.
- Patient Safety
- Practices medicine in a manner to maximize patient safety.
- Follows all Northeast Medical Group - YNH Geriatric Services policies and procedures.
M.D. degree, full residency training and Board eligibility/certification in internal medicine mandatory. Internal Medicine Board certified with Added Qualifications in Geriatrics preferred. Must have attending medical staff privileges at Yale-New Haven Hospital, hold a valid Connecticut medical license, Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification.
Two years of experience in primary care or nursing home care and/or completion of fellowship in primary care or geriatric care.
Current CT MD license
Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently.
MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.
MD will see patients at Rehabilitation, Short Term and Long Term Care facility, Assisted Living or Continuing Care Retirement Community
To learn more, please email our Staff Physician Recruiter at: [email protected] or Call Direct at: 203-502-6537
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