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Geriatrics Division Director

Employer
ECU Family Medicine Department
Location
Greenville, North Carolina
Closing date
Mar 11, 2025

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Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching

The Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is seeking a board-certified Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician with additional qualifications in Geriatrics and Palliative Care for a fixed term or tenure track academic leadership position at the rank/title of Clinical Assistant Professor or higher (rank is commensurate with experience). The successful candidate will join a well-established medical practice comprised of leading divisions in residency education, medical student education, sports medicine, geriatrics, and research.

This position will serve as the Geriatrics Division Director, establishing a vision, building the division, and leading clinical, teaching and research activities in the Geriatric Division. The Division Director will serve as a member of the department’s senior leadership team and will set the course for Geriatrics and participate in other department initiatives. The Division Director will lead and supervise faculty in the Geriatrics Division within the Department of Family Medicine, while also serving as a faculty physician to include: participating in the teaching, mentoring, advising, and supervision of residents, fellows, medical students, and other learners; providing medical care to patients in the Monk Geriatric Ambulatory clinic, ECU Health Medical Center, and one continuing care community with skilled care beds; and participating in various scholarly endeavors.

Brody School of Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a 40-year-old medical school with a strong primary care orientation. The school established a three-fold to serve as a guiding framework for our overall educational efforts:

  • To increase the supply of primary care physicians serving the state
  • To improve the health and well-being of the region
  • To train physicians who will meet the health care needs of the state
    The Department of Family Medicine at ECU, Brody School of Medicine, is a nationally recognized leader in Family Medicine education. The Family Medicine Department, located in a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, provides a wide variety of comprehensive primary care services for all age groups to include: procedural skills, obstetrical care, nutrition services, counseling and psychological support in an integrated care model.

Department of Family Medicine Geriatrics Division
The mission of the Geriatrics Division is to prepare learners at all levels of professional care for the challenges of caring for older patients.
We do this by:

  • Dedicated medical student teaching and patient care time in the required 3rd year Family Medicine clerkship.
  • Train Family Medicine residents alongside nurse practitioner and physician assistant students in a collaborative model during their required month-long Geriatric rotation in their first year of residency training.
  • Train Geriatric Fellows in the special patient care skills and challenges that are part of a career in caring for older patients.

We use many community sites to accomplish this mission:

  • Monk Geriatric Center
  • On-site patient care in Memory, Assisted Living, and Skilled Units at a local Continuing Care Retirement Community.
  • Multidisciplinary consultation clinics for memory disorders, falls and medication management alongside faculty in physical therapy, pharmacy and psychology.
  • Work closely with our Geriatric Psychiatry colleagues and our Alzheimer’s Support Group in the Monk Geriatric Center to provide caring, competent care to patients with these disorders.

Our faculty work closely with Family Medicine residents in the care and supervision of their older patients. We also provide consultation services to patients in the community and hospital inpatient services.

ECU Health Physicians
ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 185 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 110 locations. The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.  Show Contact Details 

ECU Health Physicians includes an academic practice model (ECU employment) and a community practice model (health system employment). There is shared leadership and shared services to support the overall group and to ensure alignment for clinical care, research, education and strategy.

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