This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringle@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Major Duties: The Section Chief of Geriatrics provides administrative and clinical oversight of all Geriatric programs. The duties of the position include but are not limited to the following: Plans, develops and maintains a comprehensive program to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Ensures the implementation and maintenance of standards for medical providers and forecasts requirements necessary to maintain and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical care Participates in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines for the delivery of services. Recommends clinical privileges for medical providers and functions as Supervising/Collaborating physician for non-LIP providers in GEC. Participates in activities related to Graduate Medical Education and promotes and supports appropriate continuing education programs for allied health staff members. Advises the Service Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care about the adequacy and appropriateness of the scope of services, medical equipment, space and staffing levels to the needs of the GEC product line at the present and in the future. Coordinates medical provider assignments and coverage and communicates staff availability on a regular basis to all appropriate staff members. Communicates medical staff responsibilities and medical care policies, procedures, and guidelines to all medical providers within the GEC product line. Serves as a member of applicable committees within the medical center and VISN. The Section Chief of Geriatrics Medicine reports directly to the Chief of Staff of Geriatrics and Extended Care Services of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
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