LIFE Geisinger Physician

Kulpmont, PA
Apr 02, 2018
Internal Medicine
Position Type
  JOB TITLE: LIFE Geisinger Physician  LOCATION: Kulpmont, PA


WORK TYPE: Full time


Geisinger is a physician-led health system 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 Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.


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.

At Geisinger, you have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on your patients’ lives with:

-          40 minutes appointments for our elderly patient population.

-          Daily huddles with all care team members to review essential information about schedules, patients, resource needs and coordination of care.

-          Pharmacists to assist with patient education and medication management

-          Care managers, health managers clinic health associates and coding educators are available to patients and providers.

-          Increased access to care by means of eVisits, patient portals, Geisinger’s Careworks urgent care clinics and even text messaging.


For more information, please contact: Tammy Bonawitz, Talent Management Consultant, Geisinger at: or 570-214-4777. Email


OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.


We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


** 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.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.