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Infectious Disease Position with low Patient Volume in New Orleans (Physician )

Company: AbsoluteCare
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Infectious Disease opening in New Orleans, Louisiana. AbsoluteCare offers concierge health services using a risk-bearing, PCP-driven care model. We treat the most clinically complex and vulnerable members of the communities we serve, many of whom suffer from behavioral health, substance use, and SDoH challenges. We use population health management tools to employ a holistic approach to caring for the highest utilizers of healthcare services in our comprehensive care centers and in the community. AbsoluteCare tends exclusively to the needs of the top four to six percent of the population who persistently represent a disproportionate amount of unnecessary utilization and cost, regardless of whether they are engaged with other PCPs. In our more than 20 years of service, AbsoluteCare has focused on fulfilling the needs of this population. And we have consistently achieved unprecedented outcomes by addressing medical and psychosocial issues, in addition to the hardships of life that can exacerbate chronic health conditions and complicate access to care. Our Values:

  • Accountability We have the integrity to do what we say we will do
  • Caring The needs of our team and members matter
  • Trust Our members can rely on us
  • Teamwork We act together as one inclusive group Specific Duties and Responsibilities Complex Clinical Care:
    • Focuses on the management and improvement of health for patients with multiple complex and chronic medical conditions.
    • Able to work with and lead a team (with social work, case management, behavioral health, pharmacy, nutrition, etc.), process feedback, and be open to discussing and implementing plans of care from other members of the team.
    • Develop strong transitional care plans and able to help keep track of paneled patients along the whole continuum of care including discharges from the hospital, ER, skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes, and home care.
    • Communicate and interact with alternate levels of care facilities (hospital, ER, skilled nursing facilities) to facilitate appropriate discharge to a lower level of care or back to the AbsoluteCare Medical Center. Familiar with inpatient medicine and the discharge process to help facilitate discharges.
    • Treat acute exacerbations of chronic conditions within the AbsoluteCare center, i.e. Lasix for CHF, IVF for Dehydration/Renal Failure, IV antibiotics for various infections, Nebulizer/Solumedrol for COPD/Asthma etc. Possess a comfort level and the knowledge to differentiate when exacerbation can be treated within AbsoluteCare and when a higher level of care needed.
    • Accept same day/next day or urgent appointments for patients from home or discharged from the hospital/ER/skilled nursing facility in need of intensified physician or case management/social work services to ensure acute episode has resolved and the patient is not admitted/readmitted.
    • Vigilant in keeping track of patients and their disease processes to prevent ER visits, admissions to the hospital, and readmissions.
    • Understand the PCMH model of care as pertains to specialist care, only utilizing this higher level of care as needed, and not a substitute for a well-trained primary care physician with evidence based clinical skills.
    • Educate members on chronic disease progression and the need for advanced directives where applicable.
    • Practices evidenced based medicine and in accordance with the PCMH model of care. Candidate Qualifications
      • Unrestricted Louisiana Medical License
      • BC IM/FP
      • BLS
      • Experience and comfort utilizing EMR Preferred qualifications:
        • Experience in population health management
        • Board Certification in Addiction Medicine, Nephrology, Hematology

Keywords: AbsoluteCare, New Orleans , Infectious Disease Position with low Patient Volume in New Orleans (Physician ), Healthcare , New Orleans, Louisiana

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