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Physician - Geriatric Medicine - Full Time Academic - SLUCare Physician Group

SSM Health
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Posted Date
Jul 7, 2024

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Clinical Opportunities
  • Ambulatory geriatric medicine clinics (2 locations) 33% time
  • Long-term and skilled nursing facility: 33% time
  • House call opportunity (10% time)
  • Inpatient care-geriatric medicine team (opportunity) 15% time
  • Inpatient geriatric medicine consult service (opportunity) 15% time

Education and Supervision
  • Teaching and oversight of students, residents, and fellows in all sites of clinical care
  • Participation in residency and fellowship training programs
  • Participation in and delivery of educational sessions (e.g. grand rounds, journal club, teaching curriculum)

Administration and leadership
  • Primary collaborating physician for geriatric nurse practitioners
  • Medical directorship: long term care
  • Support for geriatric medicine and palliative care fellowship programs
  • Opportunity for membership and participation in hospital, University, and School of Medicine committees
Work schedule:
  • Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm academic/clinical services
  • Shared weekend hospital geriatrics inpatient team/consult rounding (1 in 5)
  • Shared holiday coverage hospital geriatrics inpatient team/consult rounding (1-2 per year)
  • Shared evening/weekend/holiday telephone call (1-2 per week)
  • Hospital work at: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
  • Ambulatory work at: SLUCare clinics (Center for Specialized Medicine; DesPeres Medical Arts Bldg)
  • Home care: Saint Louis city/county
  • Nursing home care: Saint Louis city/county

Unique practice activities and opportunities:
  • Academic practice at a Level 1 trauma center: Nationally recognized academic geriatrics program
  • Longstanding geriatric medicine fellowship:-35 years of geriatric medicine and over 140 fellows trained
  • Hospice/palliative fellowship program
  • Teaching of students, residents, fellows
  • Multiple care venues (long term care, skilled care, home care, assisted living, inpatient geriatrics team with Acute Care for the Elderly unit; geriatric medicine consults)
  • Academically active at national meetings for AMDA, AGS, AAHPM
  • Active GWEP HRSA grant
  • 3 nursing home medical directorships; 1 hospice medical directorship; 1 assisted living medical directorship; 1 home health care medical directorship
- 4 nursing home practice locations



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