Geriatric Primary Care Physician

Los Angeles General Medical Center is the cornerstone of the safety-net for the largest county in the United States. As one of the largest public hospitals in the US, we are the busiest Level 1 trauma center, and one of only 3 Burn units, in Los Angeles County. We are home to one of the largest GME training centers in the US, with >950 residents and fellows, representing nearly 1% of all post graduate trainees in the US. We also serve as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Our mission is to provide fully integrated, accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive care, one person at a time. Los Angeles General Medical Center is also one of the largest sites within the Department of Health Services providing essential primary care to patients from across the greater Los Angeles County and a recognized leader in social and behavioral health integration to meet many safety-net community needs.

Services are provided in a safe, patient-centered environment through a network of 8 medical home clinics that deliver primary care for both adults and children. Los Angeles General Medical Center practices in a patient-centered medical home model and patients are provided services by the same team of healthcare providers to support all their health needs. The medical home serves as a hub for the larger network of hospitals, emergency departments, urgent care centers, behavioral health providers, and specialists within the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

Los Angeles General Medical Center is seeking a qualified primary care geriatrician (BC/BE in Geriatrics Medicine). The primary care geriatrician at Los Angeles General Medical Center has two responsibilities. First, this physician is responsible for direct and supervisory patient care to empaneled patients in the Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Second, this physician is responsible for working in collaboration with Geriatrics clinic leadership and Adult Protection Team members to manage, execute and complete responsibilities outlined in the Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services Adult Protective Services (WDACS/APS) and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) memorandum of understanding to provide forensic geriatric care to high-risk for abuse seniors in Los Angeles County. In this capacity, physician reports directly (solid line) to the Geriatrics PCMH Medical Director and functionally (dotted or dashed line) to the Violence Intervention Program Medical Director. Prior experience in forensics, elder abuse or violence prevention is preferred but not required.

The hospital is in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. It has over 100,000 residents and has a majority Latino population. It is located east of the Los Angeles River and its neighboring communities include Lincoln Heights, Chinatown, East Los Angeles and Downtown Los Angeles.

Interested applicants should submit their application materials including cover letter and CV below

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Job CategoryGeriatric, Primary Care

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Physician Specialist (Non-Megaflex)