The GEC (Geriatrics and Extended Care ) Physician is a key member of the Seattle Division GEC clinician team; incumbent will participate in clinical, educational & administrative duties, & in some cases research and performance improvement. Incumbent works closely with GEC inpatient & outpatient programs & interdisciplinary team members. The VA Puget Sound is a key teaching site for the University of Washington Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program, & incumbent will serve as geriatric faculty. 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. Preferred Experience: 3 years of Geriatrics and Extended Care experience. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs), , straight pulling (6 hrs), pushing (2 hrs), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hrs), standing (2 hrs), repeated bending (6 hrs), ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid may be permitted), visual acuity 20/30 corrected. ["The incumbent works as an Attending Physician in the Seattle Division Community Living Center (CLC), providing care of Veterans who need long-term nursing home level of care, dementia care, short-term rehabilitation, or skilled nursing care in a Nursing Home setting. The Physician will help with admission, discharge, and routine care of these Veterans. - They will also follow a panel of older adult Veterans in Geriatric Clinic, and supervise house staff in that setting. Age Friendly Care principles are emphasized in both settings. The incumbent may also help with patient care needs in other areas of Geriatrics and Extended Care as needed. Applicant should be board-certified/board eligible in Geriatric Medicine, and possess experience commensurate with the duties of the position. Job Duties: Outpatient Geriatric Primary Care and Geriatric Evaluation Complete Geriatric History and examination within 24 hours of admission, complete all assessments and plans for inpatient veterans in CLC and coordinate all evaluations, diagnostic testing, clinical follow-up, and care coordination. Collaborate with ancillary health care providers and various clinical Specialties for veteran care. Educate veteran and family for GOCC, LST, and advance directive for the veteran. Involved with rounds in CLC and attend meetings as needed. Completes Care Plans and MDS assessment on veterans in CLC. Participate in screening veterans if needed and completing consults for the CLC. Follows a panel of older adult Veterans in Geriatric Clinic, and supervise house staff in that setting. Will be cover as physician on (telephone) call, on a rotation basis . Supervision and training of Geriatric residents and fellows and/or other students in collaboration with the Seattle Geriatric team or other affiliates Administrative oversight of the fellowship activities at this site Back up the physician to other CLC providers when needed. Participate in other clinical duties as assigned by the Chief for Geriatrics & Extended Care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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. 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 Telework: ADHOC EMPLOYEE TELEWORKS ONLY ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS."]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.