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. Geriatrics and Extended Care Service is seeking physician applicants to serve as an outpatient Geriatric Primary Care clinic and inpatient Long-Term Care provider. We are seeking a candidate who is fellowship trained and board eligible/board certified in Geriatric Medicine to join a high functioning, cohesive team of professionals at CAVHS. All outpatient Geriatric Primary Care and Long Term Care services are on site at the same medical center. Occasional travel to the CAVHS acute care facility (approx. 15 minute drive) is required to provide bedside consultation. Minimal at-home call. The candidate must also have outstanding clinical skills, must work independently and collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff, management and other healthcare providers. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Palliative Care fellowship training and/or extensive experience Leadership experience Clinical bedside and formal didactic teaching Development of programs or collaboration with program development Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (1/2 hour), hearing (aids may be permitted), working closely with others with the possibility of exposure to communicable diseases ["Duties include, but are not limited to: Manages complex medical conditions, co-morbid mental illnesses, pain management issues, and a variety of psychosocial conditions with active collaboration with the multi-disciplinary teams. Manages multiple diagnoses while considering socio-economic conditions of Veterans and the availability of individual support systems. Communicates and consults regularly with provider partners in primary and specialty care to assist in the care of geriatric patients as needed. Fulfills the general medical needs as well as full range f Geriatric Medicine syndromes in a diverse population of Veterans. Facilitates academic activities t supervise/teach (didactics) geriatrics fellows, medical residents, nurse practitioners, and trainees in other health-related disciplines. Responsible for management and oversight of Veterans in Long Term, Subacute Rehab, End-of-Life and Palliative care and those paneled in the Geriatric Clinic. Directs clinical care for older patients with multiple complex health problems in outpatient settings. Collaborates with the Associate Chief of Staff, Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, and Directors of the Geriatric Clinic and Community Living Center to maintain quality assurance activities. Also, collaborates with other health care disciplines, especially nursing, social work, psychologists, pharmacists, etc. Other duties as assigned. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be authorized for qualifying debt\nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Geriatric physician should be a visionary leader striving to sustain the high-quality programs that currently prevail, provide excellent clinical care and heighten academic activity. The physician will work closely with organizational peers and leaders to develop and execute novel and integrative care for geriatric programs, providing both quality and cost-effective care. Physicians engage with Nurse Practitioners in screening for Long-Term Care candidates. They forge strong, collaborative relationships with Hospitalists. They participate in consultative liaison rounds/screening to facilitate appropriate transfers to the Community Living Center. The initial focus of the program will be to sustain and progress current clinical programs providing comprehensive physician oversight and collaboration with Nurse Practitioners and other healthcare partners. On-Call Responsibility: On-call responsibility for the Geriatric physician is conducted after hours for urgent Geriatric situations. On-call for the physician is conducted by telephone and does not require the Geriatric physician to be present at the hospital. On-call responsibility is rotated and shared between all the Geriatricians in the service. The first On-call contact is the APRN. The APRN will contact the Geriatrician only if they need additional help. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 7:30a-4:00p; On-Call(telephone back-up rotations)\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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.