IM Division Director, Geriatric Medicine - Full Time Academic - SLUCare Physician Group
SSM Health - Missouri
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Academic Medical Group
Internal Number: R19700070
SLUCare Physician Group, a member of SSM Health is seeking applicants for Division Director in the Department of internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine.
The Division of Geriatric Medicine is one of the most prominent divisions in the country and has substantial clinical, teaching and research programs in place, including a fully accredited geriatric medicine fellowship program, basic science research program, and a long-standing Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Grant.
Areas of special interest currently include:
· Post-acute and long-term care medicine,
· Frailty and sarcopenia,
· Pathogenesis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,
· Education of patients,
· The public and health care providers about issues related to aging.
The Division Director will work closely with the leadership of the newly established Division of Palliative Medicine and its palliative care fellowship program. Geriatric medicine primary care and consultative services are provided at several nursing homes, assisted living centers, specialty outpatient offices, and hospital setting.
SLUCare Physician Group is the academic medical practice of SSM Health, St. Louis with more than 600 health care providers in hospitals and medical offices throughout the St. Louis region. Our physicians are among the most highly trained in their fields: more than 50 specialties in all. We have national and international experts, renowned for research and innovations in medicine. In addition to treating patients, SLUCare physicians educate the next generation of health care professionals at SSM Health St. Louis. Our teaching is guided by our Catholic Jesuit tradition, balancing the science of medicine with the soul of it — keeping people first in all we do.
SSM Health is a Catholic not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and SSM Health has care delivery sites in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
The division has historically had strong ties to the St. Louis VA Medical Center, which is affiliated with Saint Louis University and provides excellent opportunities for growth and collaboration. The division is financially stable and poised to maintain its national prominence under appropriate leadership. The successful candidate should have appropriate board certification a substantial background in clinical, educational or laboratory research, grant management, and educational programming.
SSM Health has grown to be one of the largest integrated health systems in the country, because leadership, administration and providers work closely together to find solutions to the most pressing needs in medical care today. Collectively, our knowledge and resources are combined to innovate, optimize workflows and allow for better care delivery and patient interactions. Physicians and leadership engage in regular discussions designed to standardize practices that yield better outcomes across our system.
Physicians, providers and health care leaders seeking the stability and resources of a large, reputable integrated health system, as well as the collegiality and respect of peers and the rewards of practicing in a faith-based organization, choose SSM Health as their ideal practice setting.
SSM Health's 23 hospitals, more than 290+ physician offices and outpatient care sites, and 10 post-acute facilities offer vast opportunities to shape the future of health care throughout Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
Regardless of where you work at SSM Health, you will be part of a healing ministry — with peers who share the core values of respect, excellence, compassion, ...stewardship and community and who are unified by our shared Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.