PACE Program – Lead Clinical Physician – Oakland, CA

Our search firm has been retained to recruit a Lead Primary Care Physician for a 40+ year old, non-profit PACE Program in Oakland, CA.

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the Lead Primary Care Physician is responsible for the medical care of participants enrolled in the PACE program. The Lead Primary Care Physician provides leadership to educate interdisciplinary team (IDT) members regarding medical issues and works collaboratively with clinic leadership and site managers to ensure clinic and site function well.  Lead The Primary Care Physician  role models a collaborative partnership with the family and other caregivers to ensure that all the participants medical and non-medical care needs are met.

The Lead Primary Care Physician will be responsible for the overall supervision of nurse practitioner’s furnishing/ordering activities, including providing consultation and evaluation the furnishing/ordering activities (e.g., by periodic chart reviews) and will be available in person or by telecommunications for consultation when indicated by the participant’s medical condition or by the nature of the therapeutic intervention.


  • Physician holding an M.D. or D.O. degree
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience working with a frail or elderly population.
  • Completed residency training in Internal Medicine or Family Practice; board certification and MOC preferred.
  • Sub-specialty training or experience in Geriatrics preferred.
  • Current unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency Certificate.
  • Desire to work in the framework of a PACE model interdisciplinary team, and to understand and perform the physician role within the team.
  • A current certification in Basic Life Support (training provided if needed.)
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills essential.
  • Ability to work as a team player in a multi-cultural, inter-disciplinary setting.
  • Bilingual skills preferred

What is PACE?

PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a program for frail/elderly recipients who have been determined to need “nursing facility level of care” but wish to remain in their home and community as long as possible. The Pace model provides more care in people’s homes and community settings to prevent more expensive and undesired institutional care. You decide their treatment rather than insurance companies.

Services are organized by a health team that includes a doctor, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social worker, nutritionist, transportation coordinator, and more. The PACE Center includes a physician’s office, therapy gym, and adult day program. They receive healthy meals, enjoy the social activities with friends daily at the Pace Center. Transportation picks them up at 8 AM daily and transports them to the Pace Center and returns them home daily at 5 PM. Each day is fun filled and really enjoyable..

PACE caregivers help with household chores and personal care. PACE coordinates visits to medical specialists like podiatry, cardiology, and optometry. PACE works closely with clinical pharmacists and pays for all medications and even delivers medications right to the home.

PACE also arranges and pays for all inpatient services, including hospitalizations and nursing home stays for respite, rehabilitation, or long-term placement.

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