The Geriatrics and Extended Care Service (GEC) Community Living Center (CLC) physician independently provides patient care to Residents of the GEC inpatient program of the Salisbury Health Care System (SVAHCS). This includes Veterans residing in the CLC and Hospice House as well as Geriatric Medicine consultations in the acute care hospital and mental health programs. The Staff Physician is responsible for being an attending of record for inpatients in the SVAHCS CLC. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certification in either Internal Medicine or Family Practice with a preference for subspecialty certification in Geriatric Medicine and/or Palliative Medicine. 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: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position may involve standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. The work may involve going up and down flights of stairs. ["A. Clinical: The CLC Staff Physician is primarily assigned inpatient attending responsibilities in the CLC. The Staff Physician is responsible for providing admission H&P, assessment, diagnosis & referral for consultation, evaluating CLC referrals and participating with admission decisions, leading and participating in family conferences, and being an active member of the interprofessional team. The Staff Physician serves as a resource to GEC nurse practitioners. The incumbent is an integral part of the CLC interprofessional treatment team, and participates in all activities pertinent to the inpatient unit. The incumbent also participates in and directs activities pertaining to the quality improvement, strategic planning, continuous readiness for the annual unannounced CLC survey and The Joint Commission accreditation process. The incumbent also participates in the training of rotating trainees from multiple disciplines. B. Administrative: The CLC Staff Physician participates in: GEC and SVAHCS Hospital Committees GEC Medical Staff Meetings GEC Journal Club Meetings SVAHCS Medical Staff Meetings And other duties as assigned Responsibilities include providing primary care to the Residents of the CLC working in concert with the interprofessional team delivering Veteran centered care. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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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.