The Geriatric & Extended Care Physician will provide high quality patient centered care to Veterans under the different services such as Community Living Centers, Home Based Primary Care, GEM clinic and Palliative/Hospice Care service as assigned. He/she in collaboration with the Medical Directors and Program Managers of assigned services will be responsible for the quality of care provided by the program. In addition to observance of Federal National and Local regulatory, policy and accreditation requirements governing this Health Care System, the Geriatric & Extended Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Physical encompasses the following responsibilities. Geriatric & Palliative Fellows who will be completing their programs in the near future will also be considered. Administrative Duties: He/she will participate in staff meetings; communicate administrative and medical issues or concerns to the service medical director. Participate in the development and implementations of performance improvement plan, put in practice medical care advances and practice standards. Arranging physician coverage and communicating the plan of coverage to the team members when taking leave of absence. Serving as back up for other GEC providers. Participates in chart reviews, peer review and other process improvement initiatives. the stall will complete training requirement, employee health requirements and Environmental and Occupational Committee requirements. The Physician will ensure compliance with the leave and attendance requirements and respond to critical lab/diagnostic test result notifications in a timely manner. Clinical Duties Provides clinical input and oversight patients' treatment plans. Being readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. Assures the care is provided in a manner, which is in accordance with accepted practices and is evidenced based. Assures that care is provided in a timely manner and in an appropriate setting. Assures appropriate oversight of delegated care activities of nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharm D's and other practicing with a "scope of practice". Education Practitioners are expect to help the medical Directors carry out Education activities related UME/GME. He/she ensures orientation to service rotation for program trainees (residents and students), if any. Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitor and coordinate education activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision. Practitioners are expected to be the single program director with authority and accountability of the operation of the Geriatric Fellowship program. Research and Development: The Practitioner will collaborate with the Medical Director's research issues concerning their section. Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and definer significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publications. Supervisory Control: The Practitioner reports to the Program Medical Director's who report to the ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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
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