Geriatric Medicine - Faculty Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Fresno, California
Posted
Jun 20, 2019
Closes
Jun 19, 2020
Ref
1992459
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Saint Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) has an excellent full time employment opportunity for a Fellowship trained, Board Certified or Board Eligible Geriatric Medicine physician to join the faculty team located in Fresno, California.

Geriatric Medicine faculty members must demonstrate a strong interest in all aspects of geriatric patient care and geriatric care settings (e.g. ambulatory, home, assisted living, skilled care, long-term care, and hospice care).  Faculty members are responsible for providing clinical care to the senior population at SAMC and in regional clinics and long-term/skilled care facilities. They will assist in the full range of program development, including assisting the Internal Medicine Program Director, Family Medicine Program Director and the Director of Graduate Medical Education with design, development and staffing of the pre-clinical and clinical curriculum.   

Faculty members will take part in the general medical care of hospitalized patients which includes direct patient care.  The selected candidate will also participate in and contribute to the palliative care program treatment and training program.  Responsibilities also include scheduling (or overseeing scheduling) of residents and/or medical students on inpatient teaching rotations including mentoring, teaching, evaluating, and recruiting residents and medical students.  Research, scholarly activities and leadership (including publications and presentations) related to medicine will also be expected.   This role includes assisting in faculty and staff recruitment, as well as faculty and staff development to ensure that geriatric curriculum is successfully delivered to the SAMC medical students, residents, and fellows.

The selected candidate will be an experienced medical provider for persons aged 55-years and older.  They will possess interpersonal skills which facilitate a positive relationship with patients and members of the health care team.  They will exhibit the qualities of a team player, be able to communicate effectively to all groups via oral and written communication and will be able to work as a group leader and group member.  Experience with electronic medical records is integral as well.

Candidates interested in applying for this opportunity must possess a valid State of California Physician License or have the ability to obtain license prior to start date.  They must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Geriatric Medicine and must be eligible to be fully credentialed as a member of the medical staff at SAMC.

It is preferred that the successful candidate will possess three (3) years of successful experience with formal leadership in a medical school and/or higher education.  Preference will also be shown to candidates who have active involvement in research and scholarly activities as well as experience with formal leadership training as evidenced by Chief Medicine Residency, Fellowship training in Geriatrics and/or Palliative Care Medicine, or a Master’s degree.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a Geriatric Medicine physician to join the Faculty team at Saint Agnes Medical Center.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

This opportunity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for the right Internal Medicine physician.

ABOUT THE FACILITY

Saint Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) - Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1929, Saint Agnes Medical Center has grown from a 75-bed to a 436-bed, state-of-the-art Medical Center campus - bringing together the most advanced equipment and facilities and the expertise of top-ranked physicians and staff.  Among numerous healthcare quality awards and distinctions, Saint Agnes was named the “Best Hospital” in The Fresno Bee’s Central Valley’s People Choice Awards for the eighth straight year (2005-2012) as well as the Consumer Choice Award winner among the best hospitals in the country eighteen years in a row (1996-2013) by the National Research Corporation (NRC). 

Saint Agnes Medical Center is recognized as the San Joaquin Valley's premier healthcare provider of cardiovascular, oncology, neurological, orthopedic, gastrointestinal, and general surgery services.  It also operates the Saint Agnes Home Health/Hospice, Holy Cross Center for Women (a safe haven for women and children in need), Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello House (a medical and dental clinic for homeless persons), as well as many other programs and services.

For 85 years, Saint Agnes has remained faithful to its healing mission - committed to excellence in providing compassionate, high quality, cost-effective health care.  Saint Agnes Medical Center is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States.  Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

For more information about Saint Agnes Medical Center, please visit www.samc.com

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Fresno, California - Located in beautiful Central California’s San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is only a two-hour drive from Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, and one hour from the Sierra National Forest. It is the business, financial, cultural, and entertainment capital of the Valley, and is host to a variety of natural wonders. An abundance of restaurants, theaters and cinemas, casinos, malls, and many family activities make living in Fresno enjoyable and easy.

Fresno is the Central Valley’s largest metropolitan city (fifth largest in the State and thirty-fourth largest in the United States) with county population of approximately 950,000 and located in the middle of California - both east-west and north-south.

Fresno enthusiasts enjoy an active and fun lifestyle with nearly 70 beautiful parks. Recreational opportunities abound in the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, foothills, lakes, rivers, forests and lush countryside. Outdoor activities range from skiing, white-water rafting and rock climbing to camping, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, boating, biking, ATV riding, canoe trips and kayaking. Fishing and hunting are also popular pastimes for locals and visitors alike. Spectator sports include the California State University-Fresno Bulldogs and the Triple A Minor League Grizzlies, farm team to the San Francisco Giants.

In addition to the beautiful outdoors, Fresno boasts a diverse offering of cultural arts, museums, entertainment options, shopping, wineries and cultural wonders - all available to those who choose to make their home in Fresno. Known for its Mediterranean climate, Fresno is an ethnically diverse market with a strong agri-business base. Fresno is a shining example of people coming together from different faiths, races, age groups, genders and socioeconomic status to make their world a better place to live. More than 85 ethnic groups reside in the city of Fresno. Fresno was chosen as an All American City by the National Civic League.

Fresno is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.

For more information on Fresno, visit www.fresnochamber.com.

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