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. 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. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be authorized for qualifying debt EDRP Authorized: Contact 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 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) Financial 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.