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

SSM Health
Saint Louis, MO
Closing date
Oct 4, 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

  • L ongstanding geriatric medicine fellowship:-35 years of geriatric medicine and over 140 fellows trained

  • H ospice/palliative fellowship program

  • T eaching 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



Practice with Presence

More opportunity. More support. More voice. More purpose.

Everything you’ve been looking for is waiting for you at SSM Health, one of the leading health systems in the nation. We believe in the healing power of presence: The better we know our patients as individuals, the better we can care for them.

  • More practice setting locations and options. Our healing ministry features 23 hospitals, more than 290 physician offices and outpatient care sites, and 10 post-acute facilities throughout an integrated system covering Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
  • More support to help you succeed in your practice.  We partner with our physicians to make sure that they have the technologies, in-network specialists, highly trained staff and infrastructure (such as an Epic® EHR) to allow you to provide best-in-class care for your patients.
  • More voice. Our physicians are the hearts and hands of our system. Here you can contribute to building new programs, expand the reach of our system and contribute to ongoing quality initiatives to help us shape the future of care.
  • More purpose. Our core values and mission unite us to work closely together in a more meaningful way. Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.

Discover the difference of practicing with presence at SSM Health.


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12312 Olive Blvd
Ste 650
St. Louis

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