The Geriatrics/Long Term Care (G/LTC) Service, Community Living Center (CLC) Physician provides inpatient care to CLC Residents. This includes after hours telephone coverage for Veterans admitted to the CLC Houses. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Duties Provides clinical input and oversight for all Resident treatment plans in collaboration with a case manager or interdisciplinary treatment team. Participates as part of the interdisciplinary team to plan the care of the Resident, including resident-specific goals and outcomes for discharge. Provides clinical input and demonstrates leadership as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings. Provides education to the G/LTC team and VAMC staff on current geriatric information and clinical practices. Completes appropriate documentation as administratively required such as Minimum Data Set (MDS), referrals, encounters, etc. Completes orders and follows up on results, including lab, radiology, consults, medications, diets, code status and other needs to treat the Resident. Completes routine rounds and evaluations as needed. Mentors rotating medical students, residents and other trainees during G/LTC rotations. Works directly with staff to identify needs, system issues, and communicate goals for the CLC. Will be a leader in performance improvement. Participates in quantitative and qualitative data review to support performance improvement/quality assurance efforts of the CLC. Provides patient education in an interactive setting. Serves on local and VISN committees to represent CLC concerns and initiatives. Willing to work weekends and be on call for coverage in the CLC. Supports the 24/7 coverage system for CLC Residents. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, Rotating 12 hour shifts
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.