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Geriatrician Needed in Dallas Area

Looking for a BC/BE Geriatric physician interested in an outpatient-only practice in greater Dallas area. The position will be hospital-employed, with M-F, 8A-5P schedule. Expect to see 25-30 patients per day, ages 65 and up. Ideally, looking for someone with geriatric training but geriatric-practice experience will also be considered. The position will have a competitive salary, sign-on bonus, relocation assistance and a full benefit package. The location is just south of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. This is a wonderful place to live and practice medicine.

About the Hospital

Ennis Regional Medical Center is a 60-bed acute-care facility. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited and offers an extensive list of services: 24-hr. Emergency Care, ICU, Obstetrics, Radiography, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Bone Densitometry, Mammography, Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Laboratory, Nutrition Counseling, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy Pharmacy and ongoing community education.

The Community

Ennis offers multiple educational opportunities. No less than 13 public universities and five community colleges are located within a 45-minute drive of Ennis. The Ennis Public Library has 40,000 volumes, as well as a state-of-the-art audio-visual learning center.

Known as The Bluebonnet City of Texas (our rich green fields turn vibrant blue each spring), the city is host to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival each April, the largest such event in Texas, along with a Hot Air Balloon Festival. Ennis also hosts The Festival of Trains. Held each September, this two-day event offers music, arts and crafts, childrens activity center, model train exhibits and train memorabilia. The Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum is a fascinating collection of train memorabilia and historic photos. Ennis features a large Czechoslovakian population. The last weekend in May, the city hosts the National Polka Festival with a parade, colorful costumes, street dancing, Czech food and desserts, and traditional Polka bands. The Top of Texas Chili Cook Off provides a hot time each spring with dancing, country music, crafts and unforgettable chili; and the Texas Christmas Celebration & Festival of Lights kicks off the season the first weekend in December.

Recreation

Ennis offers an abundance of recreation and leisure opportunities. With more than 3,500 surface acres, Lake Bardwell attracts 500,000 visitors annually. This sparkling body of water offers skiing, fishing, swimming, boating and more. You can camp, picnic, or host a special gathering on the 1,800 acres and six parks surrounding the lake. Ennis offers 16 beautiful city parks covering more than 140 acres of land. The 47-acre Bluebonnet Park features eight lighted ball fields, six soccer fields, 10 acres of dedicated recreational open space, a two-acre fishing lake and a jogging path. The Lion Tennis Center, one of the finest public tennis facilities in the state, is owned and operated by the Ennis Independent School District and features nine championship-quality tennis courts (four indoors), an Olympic size pool, snack bar and pro shop.
With over 70 hospitals in 22 states, LifePoint Health, a noted industry leader, offers very competitive financial packages to help physicians begin and grow successful practices. In addition to a generous salary or income guarantee, other incentives may include sign-on bonuses, medical education debt repayment, monthly stipend payments while you are still in training, relocation, marketing and practice start-up assistance. Practice models may vary depending on the market but usually include employment, group practice, partnerships and new practice start-ups. In December 2011, LifePoint became one of only 26 organizations in the country chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services to be a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) in the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide public-private collaboration to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare for all Americans. As a result, LifePoint received funding from 2012-2014 to support additional resources for our quality and patient safety programsalongside our HEN partner, Duke University Health System and Duke Patient Safety Center. The LifePoint HEN was among the top performing HENs in the country in adopting evidence-based best practices to build a culture of safety, reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, and reduce readmissions. Together, we remain unified in striving to achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Come practice where you are needed and appreciated.