Medical Director, Geriatrics and Extended Care

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Department of Veterans Affairs
North Chicago, Illinois
Nov 13, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Full Time
Position Type

This position will provide oversight to the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC). The incumbent will provide direct supervision to the staff assigned to the Division of Geriatric Medicine. S/he will report directly to the Chief/Department Head of Geriatrics and Extended Care.

The Medical Director, Geriatrics and Extended Care, will act as a point of contact for physicians and clinical staff assigned to the department. This will include, but is not limited to, training, documentation, process workflow and other functionality regarding necessary clinical systems.

This individual will work with staff and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals. S/he will work closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and services are maintained. S/he also serves as a liaison between customers, Information Technology staff and other departments and services. This individual will also work directly with all levels of the organization on projects, committees and teams to meet the overall needs of Geriatrics and Extended Care and the facility. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as Medical Director for the Community Living Center (CLC).
  • S/he will perform all duties and responsibilities associated with the Medical Director positions for nursing home.
  • May provide care to short-term, long term nursing home residents, veterans in the Home and Community Based programs (HCBC), veterans in the Hospice & Palliative Care Program (HPC), and veterans in the outpatient clinic setting. Duties may include home visits.
  • Supervises clinical care provided by mid-level providers and medical residents.
  • S/he develops and coordinates departmental training programs on Geriatric Medicine topics for providers, mid-level providers, medical residents, and other clinical staff.
  • S/he will use the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) for physician order entries.
  • S/he will use the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) or Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV) to access and utilize the health records of Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries.
  • Provides input and recommendations on strategic planning to include but not limited to process development, risk management, technology innovation, best practice incorporation, evidence-based medicine considerations, business operations management, and patient benefits.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Key Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be B/E or B/C
  • Must have full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in ANY U.S. State

Community, Facility and Organization

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD), integrating all medical care into a federal health care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission.

Lovell FHCC is located in North Chicago, Illinois, and was established on Oct. 1, 2010 when the former North Chicago VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the former Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes (NHCGL) merged their resources and services. A combined mission of the health care center means active duty military, their family members, military retirees and veterans are all cared for at the facility. The health care center ensures that nearly 40,000 Navy recruits who transition through Naval Station Great Lakes each year are medically ready and nearly 67,000 eligible military and retiree beneficiaries from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin receive first-rate care.

Our mission is accomplished at three primary locations:

West Campus

We provide a full spectrum of health care for our patients, including full medical and surgical care, a large array of medical sub-specialties (cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, etc,), a variety of mental health services (acute and long-term care, post-traumatic stress disorder, homeless domiciliary care, alcohol/drug rehab, etc.), Community Living Center, as well as many other programs, at our campus in North Chicago, Illinois.

East Campus

At our four branch medical clinics on Naval Station Great Lakes, we serve U.S. Navy military members and recruits:

USS Osborne (Bldg. 1017)
USS Tranquillity (Bldg. 1007)
USS Red Rover (Bldg. 1523)
Fisher Clinic (Bldg. 237)

Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)

  • ·Evanston, Illinois
  • ·Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • ·McHenry, Illinois 

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation – unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
  • 10 Federal holidays per year with pay
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.


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