Geriatrics and Extended Care Service is seeking a highly qualified physician to serve as an outpatient geriatric primary care/inpatient long-term care provider with our high functioning, cohesive team of professionals at CAVHS. RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) NOT AUTHORIZED The selectee 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. The selectee will engage with Nurse Practitioners in screening for Long-Term Care candidates and forge strong, collaborative relationships with Hospitalists. The selectee will participate in consultative liaison rounds/screening to facilitate appropriate transfers to the Community Living Center. The focus of the program is to sustain and further current clinical programs providing comprehensive oversight and collaboration with Nurse Practitioners and other healthcare partners. Responsibilities 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 of Geriatric Medicine syndromes in a diverse population of Veterans. -Facilitates academic activities to supervise/teach (didactics) geriatrics fellows, medical residents, nurse practitioners, and trainees in other health-related disciplines. -Is 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. -Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:30am-4pm. Compressed or alternate work schedule may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. On-Call: Required on a rotating basis and is both home call and telephone call care. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Education Debt Repayment Program: Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized for highly qualified candidates. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure 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.