Medical Director, Hospital Medicine – Lake St. Louis, MO

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Medical Director, Hospital Medicine – Lake St. Louis, MO

To prospective leaders,

I am the system medical director at SSM St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. I have been a part of Sound Physicians since 2017. I’m proud of the hospitalist practice we have built and welcome interest from physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) coming out of training or desiring a career change. I’d like to share more about it, specifically about our people, practice, and purpose, as you consider options:

  • We are seeking a full-time medical director to lead our fantastic team.
  • We are an established team of 16 physicians and six advanced practice providers (APPs), with the support of a clinical performance nurse and hospitalist coordinator.
  • Our team comprises clinicians from all over the world with varying degrees of education and experience. This has provided an environment of support, learning, and growth in our day–to–day work.
  • Our hospital is a place of collaboration within numerous departments. We value a seamless transition of care for our patients, and communication within the community is second to none.
  • Many of us are involved in hospital committees, and we encourage all team members to champion projects and get involved in areas that interest them.
  • Lake St. Louis is a community growing by leaps and bounds. Lake St. Louis has a current population of approximately 18,000 residents. Nestled between two lakes, our community offers many outdoor activities, excellent schools, new housing developments, new restaurants, and new shopping areas. Since 2000, our community has grown by 10% and continues to be one of the fastest-growing communities in Missouri. As a result, our hospital is expanding and growing, which makes for an exciting time for us all. I have no doubt you will feel at home in Lake St. Louis.
  • We proudly sponsor H1B visa candidates, and Sound has excellent in-house visa specialists and our licensing and credentialing experts. All required filing fees for the visa are paid, and services are covered by Sound.
  • We are a medium-sized community hospital with very strong subspecialty support. We welcome the challenge of treating a wide variety of patient concerns. We support a semi-open ICU with full intensivist coverage 24 hours a day. Our team is not expected to do procedures or run codes.
  • As medical director, you will have the responsibility to our team as day-to-day supervisor, serving as an active lead in meetings within our team and the hospital, managing and leading our team in exceeding quality and budgetary goals, and partnering with recruitment in ensuring our team is staffed appropriately; all with support of myself and our regional leaders.
  • Most of us like to spend time with our families or in the outdoors, so some flexibility in your day is available. While generally working seven on/off, our schedules are predictable, and we cover for each when we take time off.
  • We work in EPIC, with access to our own internal informatics platform.
  • Our compensation package is highly competitive and offers the opportunity to earn additional income in the form of productivity and quality bonuses.
  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance, long- and short-term disability, 401k with match, paid medical malpractice and tail coverage, and annual CME allowance.
  • We put patients first. Always.
  • A focus on growth and development is a key feature of Sound’s practices, where teammates can expand their careers here locally and within the broader medical group.
  • We’re a community-minded team and encourage our team members who want to contribute in and out of the hospital to help make our local community thrive.

If you’re considering a move for this role, Lake St. Louis is a thriving community that offers a variety of outdoor activities, exceptional schools, new developments, and vibrant amenities. It is a rapidly growing area, and our hospital is expanding to meet the increasing demand.

To learn more, please get in touch with my recruiting partner, who will put you in touch with me.

Peter Emerson, MD, CPE, SFHM
System Medical Director
SSM St. Joseph West – Lake St. Louis, Missouri

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