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Primary Care Physician

United Methodist Retirement Communities
Holland, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Primary Care Physician

LifeCircles PACE



FLSA: Exempt
Status: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Schedule: Monday-Friday, Day Shift
This position will support LifeCircles PACE locations in Holland, MI and Muskegon, MI. Travel between sites will be required.


LifeCircles provides all-inclusive care to frail seniors in the community who desire to remain in their home but need additional support to achieve that goal. Geriatric appropriate clinical services are provided both in the onsite clinics and in participant’s homes. This position would work closely with an interdisciplinary team including APPs, pharmacists, PTs, OTs, SLPT, RNs, Dieticians, Recreational and Activities professionals, social workers, home health and day center staff, and behavioral health providers.  Team work, shared decision making, advance care planning, and palliative care approaches are essential attributes for this position.

Join our team of compassionate and skilled team members and love your career!


Benefits:  Be part of an organization that values their team members and knows the importance of providing a supportive community. Affordable and layered benefit plans for individuals that are hired for 30 or more hours/week, Retirement Savings Plan (with potential Company match), Wellness Initiative, Scholarship Program and Education Tuition Assistant, Paid Time Off, 6 Paid Holidays per year PLUS a paid Floating Holiday and a paid Birthday Holiday, DAILYPAY, and MORE! 

Position Summary 
The primary purpose of your position is to provide primary medical care to participants with the highest medical standards and ethics in a caring, nurturing atmosphere while keeping with LifeCircles mission, vision, and values.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Performs an initial comprehensive history and physical assessment on new enrollees, interval assessments on established participants (semi-annually, as condition necessitates or as requested) and documents in the medical record as required.

2. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), communicates participant changes to team members, and participates in IDT meetings. Provides updates to the IDT on a regular basis.

3. Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of the participant plan of care as described in LifeCircles policy.  Develops care planning goals based on the expressed wishes and preferences of participants within the context of their medical and psychosocial conditions.

4. Evaluates and treats participants with episodic illnesses and documents in the medical record as required by policy.  

5. Provides, promotes, and educates participants and families on health maintenance of their chronic medical conditions and actively participates in family conferences.

6. Regulates and adjusts participant medications as needed and in accordance with their changing health conditions.  Collaborates with pharmacists, as needed.

7. Judiciously utilizes specialty consultants.  Facilitates consultations with medical specialists as indicated and oversees care rendered. 

8. Communicates with attending physicians when participants are hospitalized and advocates for care that is consistent with the participant’s expressed wishes and values.

9. Coordinates discharge planning with the IDT and hospital discharge planners.

10. Manages participant’s care if admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Regularly visits the SNF for participant evaluation. Communicates with SNF staff as requested/required. 

11. Participates in committees, work groups, and Quality Improvement activities as needed.

12. Participates in the coordination of the participant’s 24-hour delivery of care services.

13. Maintains current accurate documentation of diagnoses, health care services provided, coordinated or contracted.

14. Promptly addresses inquiries from medical records staff and coding specialists.

15. Collaborates with the Medical Director and Advance Practice Professionals in the provision of medical care.

16. Performs home visits, when needed, and participates in a 24-hour on call rotation with other Primary Care Providers.

Skills and Knowledge

Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with older adults, personnel, and support organizations  
Must possess excellent communication skills with individuals of all ages, especially the geriatric population 

Core Competencies 
Know, teach and live out the Mission and Guiding Beliefs of LifeCircles, UMRC & Porter Hills.
Manage from a position of compassion, passion and servitude.

Customer Service is key to relationships within and outside the organization. Make this a program achievement.

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. 

Required Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED required
Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine or Osteopathy
Board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Michigan
A minimum of 1 year experience working with frail elderly
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, verification of professional licensure, if applicable, and TB Screen at time of hire.  
In addition, Influenza vaccination, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption, are required.

Desired Qualifications
Advance certification in geriatrics and/or palliative medicine is preferred 

This position may require occasional travel to Porter Hills main campus, other PACE Centers, conferences and seminars.

LifeCircles PACE is a federally funded program through CMS and the State of Michigan. All employees are expected to adhere to the Participant Rights.

LifeCircles PACE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  

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Holland, MI
49424 USA



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