LIFE Geisinger Primary Care Physician

Kulpmont, PA
Sep 17, 2017
Primary Care
Position Type
  There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Geisinger Health System is currently seeking an enthusiastic physician, with expertise in the care of the elderly population, to lead an interdisciplinary medical team based at our LIFE Geisinger Day Center located in Kulpmont, Pa.  LIFE Geisinger (Living Independently for Elders) is recognized by the state of Pennsylvania and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a PACE provider.


The LIFE Geisinger program is a unique and innovative program for older adults designed to give them the support they need to live independently. The LIFE Geisinger Program can help participants live at home, while taking advantage of our comprehensive daily living and health services.


Our physician leader provides direct patient care to program participants as part of an interdisciplinary team.  The physician, who acts as team leader, sees and treats patients/participants in our day center as well as other settings, including nursing homes, hospitals and patient’s homes.  In addition, the physician participates in on-call phone coverage for the LIFE Geisinger program after hours. 


This position requires current knowledge of chronic care treatment and health maintenance, as well as strong relationship building skills with fellow physicians and health care providers. Candidate should demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and cognitive skills and the ability to coordinate and facilitate teamwork and interdisciplinary groups.


Education/Experience requirement:

·        Graduate of an accredited school of medicine, board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Geriatrics. 

·        Fellowship training or Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics preferred.

·        Current license to practice medicine in PA, DEA number, valid PA driver’s license, maintenance of Board Certification in IM/Geriatrics/FP as applicable.

·        Proven clinical leadership skills

·        Ability to work well in a team environment. 

·        Capacity for self-directed learning.


Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®,  ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service.


For more information, or to discuss the position further, please contact Miranda Grace, Talent Management Consultant, or 717-242-7109.


**Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.


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