Family Practitioner (Geriatric Medicine) Job
Henry Ford Health - Detroit, MI

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Family Practitioner (Geriatric Medicine)

Requisition #: 75667
Status: Full-Time with Full-Time Benefits (40 Hours)
Business Unit: HF Medical Group
Shift: Rotating
Department: IN-PATIENT GERIATRIC MEDICINE
Weekends: Yes
Job Family: Doctor
Job Function: Physicians
Campus/Job Location Henry Ford Hospital Detroit Campus
Location (State/City): US-MI-Detroit

Overview

Our health system thrives on teamwork, and we know our employees achieve the greatest results when they are working together for a common goal - to provide care for our patients. If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment then we have a job for you!

Henry Ford Health System is one of the country's largest health care systems and a national leader in clinical care, research and education. Our system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, six hospitals, Health Alliance Plan, 32 primary care centers and many other health-related entities throughout Southeast Michigan. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, we continue to be committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse Michigan community. In 2009 alone, Henry Ford Health System provided more than $173 million in uncompensated care. Henry Ford also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 23,000. Our health system is led by CEO Nancy Schlichting.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include improving and maintaining a high quality of life for each patient; dealing with multiple medical problems and chronic illness common in elderly patients, such as Alzheimer's disease (and other dementias), arthritis, chronic heart and lung disease, general decline, impaired overall function, incontinence, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, sensory problems, and stroke; and scrutinizing the medication intake of elderly patients to ensure that the medications are appropriate and are not causing serious adverse side effects.

Qualifications

- Education: Doctor of Medicine (will accept equivalent foreign degree)
- Must have valid State of Michigan medical license or be license eligible
- Must be Board certified or Board eligible in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, weight/height, marital status, familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Built around a hospital founded by Detroit's favorite son, the not-for-profit Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is a hospital network...