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The Department of Family Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC is seeking a Geriatrician to serve in our Los Angeles practice. Â
Who we are: Keck Medicine of USC is a rapidly growing healthcare system that, in partnership with Keck School of Medicine(KSOM), strives to be the trusted leader in quality health care that is personalized, compassionate and innovative.Â The Dean of KSOM is Dr. Laura Mosqueda, a family medicine geriatrician, who is a world-renowned expert in elder abuse and dedicated to furthering excellence in clinical care, education and research as well as a commitment to promoting social justice in our community. The department of Family Medicine is leading the growth and development of primary care services at Keck Medicine of USC and is committed to providing high quality care to patients and their families in the context of their community. Clinical services include a growing team-based private practice that works collaboratively with medical specialists and other professionals including:
Pharmacy, occupational therapy and behavioral health to provide interdisciplinary care to our patients and their families
Comprehensive specialty care services co-located to provide valuable consultation and collaboration
A street medicine program to care for the most vulnerable in our community
A two-site state of the art student health center
An HIV fellowship program
Our excellence in geriatric health care has earned us national recognition from U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2018-2019.
We have an energetic and visionary Chair who also serves as the Associate Dean of Primary Care, who is committed to partnering with Keck Medicine and community organizations to bring innovative primary care to communities in need and to expanding our presence throughout the greater Los Angeles community. Some of these initiatives include:
Building a high tech, high touch residency program focused on training a diverse, culturally congruent healthcare workforce to be leaders in building innovative, evidence-based interventions that utilize cutting-edge technologies to deliver patient-centered care focused on eliminating health care disparities.
Growth of our Street Medicine program for unsheltered residents of Los Angeles county by flipping our model of care to bring medicine to people where they live
Growing primary care services in Keck multi-specialty practice locations, as well as strategically building relationships with community providers and creating new models of care that make access easier for patients and families
Growth and development of our faculty and staff by creating a culture that embraces inclusion and continuous learning and improvement
Our providers are allotted time to develop their teaching and research interests with resources available to foster professional development including:.Â Â
Research: We are currently ranked #17 nationally among Family Medicine Departments across the country in NIH funding.
Teaching: Various opportunities such as precepting medical and PA students, mentoring, advising or teaching medical students and PA students.
This new position is part of the strategic growth of our geriatrics program, started by Dr. Laura Mosqueda.Â The program encompasses patient care, research, education, and community outreach.Â The ideal candidate has experience caring for the older patient population and one or more of the following:
Implementing and managing patient care continuity in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities to help reduce hospital admissions
Public speaking experience on topics such as: healthy aging, elder abuse, advanced care directives, nutrition, mobility and rehabilitation, cognitive decline, etc.
Development of geriatric curricula for Family Medicine residents and medical students to prepare them to care for older adults
Speaking, consulting and/or testifying on geriatric forensics to support the awareness and prevention of elder abuse
Research on topics related to older adult health and wellness
This position offers the opportunity to work and teach in the departmentâs Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), a comprehensive interprofessional geriatric primary care-based assessment and training program with an emphasis on interprofessional training and team-based care. Additionally, the selected candidate will teach medical residents and students in a skilled nursing facility.
The ideal candidate will take pride in providing exceptional patient care. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to caring for the whole patient across the lifespan and to serve as the patientâs advocate in an increasingly complex health care system.
Demonstrated excellence in working collaboratively with multi-specialty providers, interdisciplinary treatment teams and community partners
Completion of an ACGME accredited Family or Internal Medicine residency program
Board certified in Family or Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine
Eligibility for appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher
Three verbal and written recommendations/references
Demonstrated excellence as an educator
Strong team player, who values collaboration and communication
Provide direct primary care medical services
Participate in the 24-hour call schedule and provide appropriate medical triage according to established protocols
Participate in quality assurance and utilization review activities as assigned
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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