A GeroCare doctors primary purpose is review clients/patients assigned to them at least once a month in their homes as a form of preventive care to help them maintain a healthy state or prevent deteriorations in their health conditions if any.
Ensure patients are healthy, comfortable and happy in whatever way we can within our capacity as their doctors.
Duties and responsibilities:
Make use of the GeroCare Mobile Application while seeing clients/patients
Visit clients/patients assigned to them at least once a month depending on the initial assessment
To spend a minimum of 30 minutes with each client/patient on each visit
To collect blood samples for investigations when needed and drop off at designated GeroCare partner Laboratories
To deliver prescriptions to patients for an additional fee
Be available for telephone or whatsapp consultations for assigned patients in between regular visits.
To adhere to suggestions provided by the quality assurance team
To participate in update courses and quality assurance activities
Degree in Medicine and Surgery
GeroCare Certification (on going)
Scheduled home visits that are convenient for both the client/patient
Number of visits dependent on initial assessment
Minimum of two visit per month
Responsible for getting yourself to and from the home of the client/patient
It is the responsibility of all GeroCare workforce members, as defined above, including GeroCare doctors, employees, medical staff and house staff, to preserve and protect confidential patient, employee and business information.
Confidential Patient Care Information includes: Any individually identifiable information in possession or derived from a provider of health care regarding a patient’s medical history, mental, or physical condition or treatment, as well as the patient’s and/or their family members records, test results, conversations, research records and financial information. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Physical medical and psychiatric records including electronic, paper, photo, video, diagnostic and therapeutic reports, laboratory and pathology samples;
Patient insurance and billing records;
Mainframe and department based computerized patient data and alphanumeric radio pager messages;
Visual observation of patients receiving medical care or accessing services; and
Verbal information provided by or about a patient.
Confidential Employee and Business Information include, but are not limited to, the following:
Employee home telephone number and address;
Spouse or other relative names;
Information related to evaluation of performance;
Disclosure of confidential business information that would cause harm to GeroCare
I understand and acknowledge that:
I shall respect and maintain the confidentiality of all discussions, deliberations, patient care records and any other information generated in connection with individual patient care, risk management and/or peer review activities.
It is my legal and ethical responsibility to protect the privacy, confidentiality and security of all medical records, proprietary information and other confidential information relating to GeroCare and its affiliates, including business, employment and medical information relating to our patients, members, employees and health care providers.
I shall only access or disseminate patient care information in the performance of my assigned duties and where required by or permitted to by law, and in a manner which is consistent with officially adopted policies of GeroCare, or where no officially adopted policy exists, only with the express approval of my supervisor or designee. I shall make no voluntary disclosure of any discussion, deliberations, patient care records or any other patient care, peer review or risk management information, except to persons authorized to receive it in the conduct of GeroCare affairs.
GEROCARE performs audits and reviews patient records in order to identify inappropriate access.
My user ID is recorded when I access electronic records and that I am the only one authorized to use my user ID. Use of my user ID is my responsibility whether by me or anyone else. I will only access the minimum necessary information to satisfy my job role or the need of the request.
I agree to discuss confidential information only in the work place and only for job related purposes and to not discuss such information outside of the work place or within hearing of other people who do not have a need to know about the information.
I understand that any and all references to HIV testing, such as any clinical test or laboratory test used to identify HIV, a component of HIV, or antibodies or antigens to HIV, are specifically protected under law and unauthorized release of confidential information may make me subject to legal and/or disciplinary action.
I understand that the law specifically protects psychiatric and drug abuse records, and that unauthorized release of such information may make me subject to legal and/or disciplinary action.
My obligation to safeguard patient confidentiality continues after I am no longer a GEROCARE workforce member.