Physician Opportunity – Gastroenterologist
Location-St. Joseph Health Center West-Lake St. Louis, MO
SSM St. Charles Clinic Medical Group, a 300 physician multi-specialty group headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is actively recruiting for a Gastroenterologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs, including the stomach, bowels, liver, and gallbladder. The physician treats conditions such as abdominal pain, ulcers, diarrhea, cancer, and jaundice and performs complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using endoscopes to visualize internal organs.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
In addition to clinical skills, the Gastroenterologist must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism with an emphasis on integrity, a commitment to excellence, and ethical principles of clinical care. Also required are an ability to exercise confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, demonstration of respect, and regard for patient needs. All SSM physicians are expected to adhere to the basic SSM Health values of Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Service, and Initiative.
Computer literacy, including MS Excel and electronic communication skills are required. Gastroenterologists must be comfortable and proficient with EPIC electronic health record system, utilizing electronic tools such as email, mychart, PACS, LMS, etc.
Timely completion of medical records is a requirement for Gastroenterologists. Some weekends and extended hours may be required.
- Examine, diagnose, and treat adult patients of all ages in a clinic and hospital setting.
- Diagnose, treat and manage patients with such conditions as colon polyps, colon cancer, hepatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pancreatitis, colitis, gallbladder disease, peptic ulcer disease and other medical conditions that disrupt the normal function of the digestive tract.
- The ability to perform the following procedures:
- Colonoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic
- Upper Endoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic
- Capsule Endoscopy, placement and interpretation
- Ability to manage GI Bleed
- 48 Hour Ph
- PEG Placement
Preferred Procedures for all Gastroenterologist
1. Esophageal Motility Study interpretation
2. EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, was established in 1986 to meet the expanding health care needs of western St. Charles County. This 122-bed community hospital is the leading provider of emergency and obstetric services in St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln Counties. St. Joseph Hospital West was the first hospital in the St. Louis area to go live with a comprehensive electronic health record in March 2008. Money Magazine voted Lake Saint Louis as one of the Top 10 places to live in 2009. Offering a broad range of exceptional services in a warm and welcoming environment, St. Joseph Hospital West is a convenient resource, allowing area residents to receive outstanding health care close to home.
Lake Saint Louis began in 1966 as a private recreational lake community. Today, Lake Saint Louis has approximately 14,000 residents and one of the best school systems in the state. Lake Saint Louis has many attractions in the fast growing St. Charles County, including: The Family Arena, minor league baseball, and the National Equestrian Center.
Lake Saint Louis is well served by two major highways, making the greater St. Louis region, with over 2 million residents, very accessible. Over 250 public schools, including several winners of national awards, and more than 200 private schools educate almost 50,000 students. St. Louis is home to 3 major Universities - Washington University, St. Louis University and University of Missouri, St. Louis.
In downtown St. Louis, the Arch, the MLB St. Louis Cardinals, the NHL St. Louis Blues, the St. Louis Symphony, the Fox Theater, the Art Museum, the Science Center, the Botanical Gardens and the Zoo are wonderful attractions.