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Medical Director - Ascension Living

We Are Hiring

Ascension Living has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Medical Director to work in our Senior Living and Long-Term Care Communities!


Why Join Ascension?

As a subsidiary of Ascension, Ascension Living is committed to providing services, amenities, opportunities and support, so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.

We’re the second-largest nonprofit system in the U.S. Our living choices include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing care.

More than 10,000 adults live in our 54 senior living communities, which are located in 12 states, and Washington, D.C. Also, more than 5,500 associates are employed by Ascension – professional, compassionate individuals who believe in empowering people to age successfully.

What You Will Do



The Medical Director, Post-Acute Care (MD) will play a key strategic role as part of both the Ascension Living Executive Community (ALEC) and Ascension Clinical and Network Services (CNS) teams as they implement high quality continuity of care across the Ascension continuum.  Additionally, the MD will provide input and be accountable for  key clinical, operating, and financial indicators for Ascension Living, the National senior living subsidiary of Ascension.   The MD will provide crucial physician leadership for the organization and will serve as a clinical dyad partner to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in areas of quality of care, cost of care, resident and provider experiences.  The MD will work in conjunction with the CNS Chief Medical Officer and other operational roles in support to deliver an integrated care experience.






  • Provide Medical Director oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery of quality healthcare services to Ascension Living’s communities

  • Partner with Ascension post-acute care partners and narrow network providers to continuously improve transitions of care, with the quadruple aim as a key performance indicator

  • Participate with Ascension leadership planning to implement post-acute business and clinical strategy.

  • Work in close partnership with other clinical leaders within Ascension to build highly effective delivery models, promoting the value of service coordination to improve lives and lower the cost of health care for the elderly.

  • Assists in advancing physician involvement in clinical systems within Ascension Living communities to a level of quality exceeding government requirements.  

  • Keep abreast of emerging models in health care delivery; identify and define new and innovative strategies to achieve business goals and objectives.






  • Ascension Living Medical Directors

  • Delegation—delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities. 

  • Leadership—inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others and is able to build an effective culture.

  • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes oneself available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth. 


What You Will Need




  • Medical degree, M.D. or D.O., or equivalent. 

  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical and administrative experience in a relevant, multi-facility, multi-site, complex care delivery environment preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 years professional post-residency experience in direct patient care.

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams of clinicians and functional specialists in a successful change program involving significant clinical process, practice change, and performance improvement.





  • Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine AND Geriatric Medicine preferred.

  • Experience in palliative and hospice care preferred






  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results. 

  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely on oral and written form.

  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.

  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.

  • Strong influencing skills and the capability to collaborate with stakeholders at every level.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with ability to communicate succinctly and effectively across all levels of the organization.

  • Project management skills and the ability to act independently and responsibly in a fast-moving environment.

  • Problem solving—identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Quality management—looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. 

  • Judgment—displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions. 

  • Planning/organizing—prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 395440
Category: Physicians
Ministry: Ascension Living
Location: Saint Louis, MO

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