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Desert Regional, Palm Springs CA – Academic Involvement

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

This is a Contract position in Indio, CA posted November 14, 2020.

Tenet Healthcare, in collaboration with Desert Care Network and Desert Regional Medical Center, a GME accredited teaching hospital, in Palm Springs, CA set out to identify a well-qualified BC/BE Geriatrics physician interested in both clinic work and teaching.  This unique opportunity promises to deliver in practice diversity, career growth and lifestyle.


This new position stems from growth of an aging population; this region has a long history of attracting retirees. Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs, CA has grown their IM program to 34 residents (accredited by the American Osteopathic Association); some of these residents practice/train in nearby La Quinta, CA. The teaching component involves block schedule rotations of Internal Medicine residents to the upcoming/new out-patient Geriatrics clinic in La Quinta. Academic duties involve, teaching, oversight, monthly lectures to residents, collaboration with the IM Department Chairman in Palm Springs, and developing the curriculum for the Geriatric rotations of IM residents.  The clinical duties do not require nursing home visits, but possibly visits to a 24-bed skilled nursing facility staffed by a full-time Acute Care Rehabilitation Physiatrist (PMMR). 


The Geriatric clinic will have a private office in a modern and coveted 10,000 Square foot MOB.  This ideal location conveniently houses other primary care and sub-specialty practices/services which include: Cardiology; ENT; GI; GS; Neuro and ortho.  Ancillary support also conveniently located in this building (labs, x-ray, other diagnostic even Hyperbaric services.   This MOB is located across the street from the IM Residents clinic.


Additional Practice Features:

  • Employment benefits: Salary plus RVU incentives; family health benefits; CME; PTO; 401k; & more
  • Procured liability insurance, sign-on bonus, plus paid relocation expenses
  • Mon-Fri 8-hour days, no weekend, no ER call
  • Reasonable Geriatric patient volume expectations
  • IM Residents provide clinic support with block schedule rotations
  • Academic appointment option in an enjoyable collegial environment
    • The practice is part of the areas Desert Care Network
  • Professionally managed administrative practice responsibilities; 1:1 MA support


About the Community:  La Quinta, CA is a stunning resort-like modern community where palm trees thrive and the surrounding mountain ranges make for a majestic backdrop. The lifestyle includes extensive outdoor activities including world class golf, tennis with outdoor pool-life 8 months of the year.  Area national parks offer outdoor enthusiasts hiking, horseback riding, and off-roading.  Snow sports available in nearby Big Bear Mountain and water sports in the Colorado River.  Other amenities include spas, world class dining, shopping and cultural events.  The community is sprawling with new housing developments and young families, aspiring for the tranquility of an affordable suburban lifestyle with great schools.  This is more than a resort and retirement community; the Coachella Valley has over 600,000 year-round residents. 

About the Area Hospital(s): JFK Memorial Hospital was established in 1966.  A 145-bed, Joint Commission accredited acute care hospital offering 24/7 services in ER and HM.  Most medical specialties are represented including top-ranked recognition in Orthopedics.  Only 30 minutes away is Tenets 387-bed, Lev II trauma center, Desert Regional in Palm Springs.  Over 300 Physician staff members represent 40 medical specialties.

Qualifications: Candidates must be Geriatrics fellowship trained and AB BC/BE in IM/FP and/or in Geriatrics. 2020 graduating residents are encouraged to apply. Please submit a CV with inquiry.  This practice is not able to sponsor Visa requests.

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