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Geriatrics hospital-based inpatient consultation with Carilion Clinic Roanoke, VA

Employer
Carilion Clinic
Location
Roanoke, Virginia
Closing date
Apr 9, 2025

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Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Carilion Clinic is searching for Geriatrics Specialist to join the Section of Palliative and Geriatric Medicine. The candidate will provide inpatient and emergency department observation unit consultation and geriatric emergency department (GeriED) consultative care at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, telehealth patient care serving other Carilion facilities in southwest Virginia. The candidate may also deliver related follow-up consultative care at the outpatient Carilion Center for Healthy Aging. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is a 703-bed teaching/tertiary care referral center and one of the largest and busiest Level 1 trauma centers in Virginia.

Carilion Clinic is a physician-led, multi-specialty, not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, VA. Carilion operates 7 hospitals, 282 outpatient clinics, 788 physicians representing more than 75+ specialties, along with 350 residents and fellows in 29 accredited ACGME programs. Education and research activities and opportunities abound through our relationships with the Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine (VTCSOM), the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech") , and Radford University. The position requires an academic appointment at VTCSOM.

The Roanoke Valley is a metro area of 300,000 and has consistently been rated among the "best places to live" in the nation. Roanoke is located at the southern tip of Virginia's spectacularly beautiful Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Trail and close to the 22,000-acre Smith Mountain Lake. The area offers sensational outdoor activities and a surprising array of cultural activities from fine dining, multiple musical venues and playhouses, symphonies and ballet. Access to major air-travel hubs is remarkably easy through the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The weather features mild winters, an abundance of sun, and extended springs and autumns. The region features top-notch schools and Universities.
Responsibilities include:
  • Evaluate and advise inpatient teams regarding management of older adults in the inpatient setting as a geriatrics consultant regarding complex geriatric syndromes such as delirium, falls, hyper-polypharmacy, high risk medication use, goals of care, multi-morbidity, dementia and caregiver burden.
  • Evaluate, advise and co-manage older adults in the geriatric emergency observation unit as a geriatrics consultant managing common complex geriatric syndromes such as delirium, falls, hyper-polypharmacy, high risk medication use, goals of care, multi-morbidity, dementia and caregiver burden.
  • Support emergency department providers in stratification and decision making in the care of patients presenting with geriatric syndromes such as delirium, falls, hyper-polypharmacy, high risk medication use, goals of care, multimorbidity, dementia and caregiver burden.
  • Support efforts in the emergency department to optimize the care delivered to the geriatric population seeking emergency services.
  • Support development of policies and practices that enhance the quality of care and patient experience for older adults and their families.
  • Participate, lead, develop quality improvement (QI) activities.
  • Support ongoing efforts to develop innovative models of care delivery to geriatric aged patients which could include telemedicine and outpatient follow-up clinics
  • Collaboration and supervision with nurse practitioners and physician assistants on the inpatient and ED based consultation services
  • Serve as clinical faculty for medical students with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Carilion Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents; and Carilion geriatric fellows.
  • Modification of the core job description to accommodate research pursuits or other unique qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Call responsibilities: phone (home) call for admissions or telephone coverage (approximately one weekend/month and 1-2 weeknights/month
  • Scholarly pursuits are highly encouraged
To learn more about Carilion Clinic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7jlK-8O7vw

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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