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SSM Health Physician - Geriatric Medicine - Full Time Academic - SLUCare Physician Group in Saint Louis, Missouri

It's more than a career, it's a calling

MO-SSM Health SLUCare Academic Pavilion

Worker Type:


Job Highlights:

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


Job Summary:

Diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Responsible for obtaining call coverage by other medical staff members for holidays, vacations and other time off.

  • Responsible for the standard of practice for patient population.

  • Responsibility for maintaining a private office and all clinical decision making within the office during times of service.

  • Acts as an advisor and consultant in the establishment of operational policies of the practice to include: (1) Purchasing and capital allocations; (2) Managed care plan participation; (3) Budget and practice expenses; (4) Medicare/Medicaid participation; (5) Billing and collection of professional fees; (6) Personnel management and related policies; (7) Risk management and quality assurance; and (8) Coding compliance.

  • Responsible for after-hours call coverage for patients of the practice, in addition to office appointments.

  • Participates in community service activities, including speaking engagements, writing and special clinical programs as reasonably requested.

  • Responsible for all risk management, coding compliance and quality assurance activities and functions in and related to the practice.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.



Licenses / Certifications:

Physician - State of Work Location

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



4961980235 Prfee IM-Geriatric Medicine

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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