Job ID: 289742264  |  Last Updated: 9/16/2020

Physician- Geriatric Medicine -133

WVU Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Applicant Contact
Annette Belcher
(304) 598-6278
(304) 598-6072

Job Description

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine seek a Geriatrician qualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank to join the Section of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice.
The successful candidate will be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV.

The Section of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice at WVU has the main mission to advance health care and quality of life for older people and those with serious illnesses.

Our Geriatric team works closely with our patient's primary care physicians and with other specialists within WVU Medicine including cardiology, oncology, neurology and pulmonary. Faculty provide specialized geriatric consultation for frail, older adults with complex, life-threatening, or chronic conditions including dementia and delirium.

Our Palliative Medicine and Hospice team provides patient and family centered care that offers quality of life for patients with life limiting illnesses by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Inpatient and outpatient services are provided, including local nursing homes.

In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will be actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows.

Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must have completed residency in internal medicine or family medicine and fellowship in geriatric medicine and/or palliative care and hospice by the time of appointment.

Candidates for Assistant Professor rank must be board eligible in geriatric medicine and/or palliative care and hospice. Candidates for Associate rank must be board certified in geriatric medicine or palliative care and hospice. Candidates for Associate Professor rank must also have an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.

All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University?s affiliated health system, West Virginia?s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of four affiliated hospitals and nine member hospitals anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

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For additional questions, please contact Annette Belcher, Sr. Physician Recruiter,

West Virginia University University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer ? Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran ? and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

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