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Assistant Professor: Geriatrics, Palliative & Primary Care

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID351933
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9403
Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp
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The newly established Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care (GPPC) brings together a diverse group of researchers, educators, and clinicians with several common goals. These include providing complex primary care, specialized health care for older adults, and improving quality of life and symptom management for our patients. The division is united in the mission of patient care and has enthusiastically accepted and embraced teaching and leadership roles. For more informatino, visit our website:

The Department of Medicine is seeking outpatient academic general internists to serve as clinician educators in the Division of Geriatrics, Palliative, & Primary Care at the University of Minnesota. These faculty will work in the Primary Care Clinic at the M Health Clinics and Surgery Center on the east bank of campus.Clinical duties:The University Primary Care Clinic serves three unique patient populations: Complex primary care: patients who have one or more chronic diseases managed by subspecialists at the University. University community: professors, administrators, and staff who work at the U. Local community: people who live in the nearby surrounding neighborhoods, including Seward, Highland Park, and Prospect Park. The Primary Care Clinic is located within the Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), a modern facility which opened in 2016 and houses the outpatient practice of M Health Physicians at the University, with access to advanced imaging and laboratory testing seven days a week. There is also outpatient IV therapy through the Specialty Infusion and Procedure Center. Our faculty physicians have clinics scheduled Monday through Friday in four hour blocks; 7 am - 11 am, 11 am - 3pm, and 3 pm - 7 pm. We also staff a Saturday morning clinic, no more than 6 per academic year. We have flexibility in creating a clinic schedule to suit a variety of needs. One of the weekly four hour blocks will consist of virtual care via video visits, which can be done from home or from an office on campus, with flexible start and stop times. Evening/weekend call duties are minimal and fully supported by Fairview Nurse Advisors triage. Academic duties:Faculty have numerous teaching opportunities, including precepting Internal Medicine residents in continuity clinic and also hosting medical students on the Essentials of Clinical Medicine rotation. Faculty can engage in preclinical medical school teaching as course director, small group facilitator, or lecturer. Our faculty regularly present topics to the IM residents through our Lunch and Learn series and the Internal Medicine Education Days (IMED). Opportunities are available for GME-level interprofessional teaching and collaboration across the Academic Health Center.Faculty receive protected time (0.15 FTE) to facilitate teaching and curriculum development, research projects, presentations at academic meetings, peer reviewed publications, and other academic pursuits. Most teaching roles within the medical school also come with FTE support, to allow adequate time to devote to educational efforts. Candidates should have a commitment to clinical excellence, education, and quality improvement. The division has a strong mentoring program for all faculty to support them in their career development and pathway to promotion.We offer a competitive salary, excellent fringe benefits, and an intellectually stimulating environment. Access to weekly Department of Medicine conferences, such as Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality, enhances the experience for students, trainees, and faculty alike.

Required Qualifications:
--MD degree.
--Board eligibility or board certification in Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.
--Demonstrated excellence in patient care.
--Demonstrated enthusiasm for medical education and strong teaching skills.
--Must have or be able to attain a medical license in the state of MN.
--Must be able to pass credentialing at all applicable sites.

Applicants must have the ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of VISA category while in the United States.Preferred Qualifications:
--Advanced training in General Internal Medicine or practice experience is highly desirable.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Keywords: University of Minnesota, St. Paul , Assistant Professor: Geriatrics, Palliative & Primary Care, Education / Teaching , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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