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Geriatric Director - Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Closing date
May 15, 2025

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Full Time
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The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine seeks a Section Chief of Geriatrics. This position will work closely with GIM leadership, stakeholders across campus, Department, and institutional leadership to chart the course for Geriatrics quality, growth, and innovation at MUSC. As Section Chief of Geriatrics, the Director will balance the education, research, and clinical care responsibilities of the group and will provide leadership, scholarly support, and mentorship to a talented team of faculty and advanced practice providers and inspire a team that contributes to all missions of the university: clinical care, education, and scholarship. In addition to leadership responsibilities, this position will also maintain a clinical presence in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as our Fellows clinics.

The Section of Geriatrics has 2 faculty members and an advanced practice provider, with both an outpatient and inpatient clinical practice and an ACMGE-approved Geriatrics Fellowship with 2 fellows per year.

The number of people ages 65 and older in the Charleston tri-county area is projected to grow over the next five years to make up about 25% of the population, which is well above the national average. MUSC is a 750-bed tertiary referral center with a level 1 trauma center that is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of this rapidly growing segment of our population.

Ideal Candidates:
  • Board-certified MD/DO in Geriatrics
  • Completed an accredited Geriatrics fellowship and/or board certified or eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Collaborative and collegial demeanor with enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Possess leadership experience at an academic health center, have a minimum academic rank of Associate Professor, and be well versed in scholarship, teaching, and leadership.
  • Possess outstanding leadership skills; he/she will be strongly committed to the tripartite mission of education, clinical care, and research.
  • Must be comfortable working in a matrix management structure and environment.
  • Experience mentoring, developing staff competency at all levels, and creating a highly accountable and high-performing team is essential.
Opportunity Details:
  • Ability to build your clinical schedule to fit your interests and preferences.
  • Join a growing and collaborative group of physicians and APPs in the Community Geriatrics section of the Department of Family Medicine
  • Excellent access to specialists and a robust internal referral network
  • Strong collaboration throughout the institution including support from pharmacy, palliative and post-acute care.
  • Involvement in the teaching of medical students, family medicine residents, geriatric, and palliative care fellows
  • MUSC Faculty Appointment (commensurate with experience)
  • Excellent commencement bonus, competitive compensation, and benefits
  • Generous PTO, company holidays, and excellent retirement options
Charleston, South Carolina is a city where cobblestone streets weave between confection-colored antebellum mansions, and historic church steeples dot the skyline. It has been named the #1 city in the US multiple times by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure. More than four million people visit our city each year to experience 90 miles of pristine coastline and enjoy world-class shopping and culinary arts. Our region boasts a growing economy, top-ranked schools, year-round outdoor activities, and some of the friendliest people in the country.

A Day in Charleston:

MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina, sees more than one million patient encounters annually, and its specialized care teams consistently rank among the best in the country. This integrated healthcare system is accessible via its downtown Charleston campus, seven regional medical centers, more than 100 outreach locations, clinical affiliations with numerous healthcare partners, and a robust telehealth network. MUSC Health delivers transformational care shaped by world-class clinicians, health scientists, and educators who provide leading-edge care while developing the next generation of innovative healthcare leaders.

At MUSC Health, we empower our providers to transform expertise, learning, and discovery into unrivaled patient-centered care, and to demonstrate our values of compassion, teamwork, diversity, accountability, and innovation in everything we do.
We invite you to join the team committed to changing what’s possible in health care and to do so in one of the most exciting cities in the country.

Recruitment Contact: Monea Akinjobi

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