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Full-Time Geriatric Specialist Opportunity Just Outside of Suburban Chicago

Full-Time Geriatric Specialist Opportunity Just Outside of Suburban Chicago
July 15, 2022 Janet Long

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is seeking a FT BE/BC Geriatrician who’d focus their time and expertise to patients at the hospital and independent LTC facilities, where we have strong relationships.  Be seen as an expert in geriatric care to our medical staff and community who’d learn and benefit from your dedicated service.  We are looking for a great colleague who’s passionate about geriatric care, committed, motivated with strong work ethics and desires to provide quality care to patients.  This is a golden employment opportunity for a new or experienced physician who’d be appreciative of the extraordinary framework already in place.  Hospice & Palliative fellowship is a plus, but not required.

  • Help expand our geriatric footprint at more facilities and reduce readmission rates in two ways –1.) Be available for geriatric in-patient hospital consults (~1-2pts/day) – As a consulting physician. You’d refer back to PCP after patient stabilizes or help with hospice discussions/referrals and 2.) round as-needed at local LTC facilities, includes taking on some LTC patients from other PCPs on staff to help open up Access.  One day/week dedicated to seeing new patients and follow-ups and 3.) Collaborate with LTC APRN who’d solely round at facilities M-F, providing evaluations, patient support and education.   Facilities are located in Morris, Marseilles, Ottawa, Dwight & Yorkville.
  • Be an integral part of our reputable Geriatric & Hospice team that’s already in place with a large patient population that can be expanded to more facilities. Currently, Roumeliotis and two advanced practice providers see 75% of patients out of 3 facilities in Morris and Marseilles, where he serves as medical director. In addition, Dr. Syed and two other advanced practice providers are also on staff at the same facilities.  LTC call is equally shared between physicians. Option to participate in Lightways Hospice call, if interested where Dr. Roumeliotis serves as co-director.
  • You have a true voice in decision-making here! Be part of our active medical staff committees, physician advisory councils and engaging healthcare center meetings, e.g. ACO Steering and Post-Acute Care Committee.

About the Hospital, Community & Contact Information:

  • 90% of inpatients are seen by our dedicated, 24/7 hospitalist service. All of our sub-specialists take call overnight – we boast 37 medical specialties, e.g. 24/7 STEMI/Cardio, Primary Stroke Certified, ENT, GI, GS, Colo-Rectal, Ortho/Back, ID, Neph (we do inpatient Dialysis here), Rheum, Endo, Tele-Psych, open-ICU setting (with PulmCC consults available) and phenomenal, long-standing ED & Rad departments to name a few.  Awesome Case Management/Social Work support; Multi-Disciplinary Rounds are done on every patient (including ICU) in the morning.
  • Work with an organization that’s true to its mission of “improving the health of area residents.” We received a 5-star rating from CMS for Overall Hospital Quality in 2021one of only 455 hospitals nationwide to receive this esteemed honor!
  • Encounter excellent working relationships with collegial medical staff members & experienced and award-winning clinical personnel. Our award-winning nursing staff received the top department score 6th year in a row from our Physician Engagement Survey!
  • We are accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a Community Cancer Program and have Hem/Onc and our own RadOnc center. We also have a Sleep Center, 4 Immediate/OccMed centers, our own blood bank, 3 pathologists, plus PT/OT/SLP Rehabilitation Services, pain management, wound care, wonderful 24/7 Pharmacy & Laboratory departments and outpatient geriatric LCSWs.  We boast a renowned Patient Transportation System available at no charge to patients – done all through our dedicated 630 volunteers since 1998.
  • We are a non-for-profit health system that’s a train in motion! Since 03/18, the hospital began a $74 million master facility plan that included expanding our ED which opened early March 2020 (17 private rooms with state-of-the-art features), newly remodeled Cardiac/EMG Diagnostics, renovated infusion therapy and imaging departments (new women’s center!) and streamlined outpatient lab services.  Next we will be modernizing our internal OR/GI and post-surgical rooms while updating our patient registration process.

Our service area includes close knit, family-oriented communities with excellent education, many employment opportunities, and beautiful neighborhoods that are safe and provide naturally distanced areas with beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation at its BEST! Come discover why physicians who could work anywhere work here!

For information, contact:

Breanna McNally, MBA, CPCS

Physician Liaison