Physician (Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Extended Care)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Spokane, Washington
Posted
Feb 15, 2019
Closes
Feb 15, 2020
Ref
1975923
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Possession of a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, or fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine and/or Palliative and Hospice Medicine would be ideal. Possessing both strong medical management skills and expertise in end-of-life care will be keys to success. 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: Must pass pre-employment physical. Light lifting and/or carrying under 15lbs. Pushing, reaching over shoulder, use of fingers required. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination. Near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Depth perception. The ability to distinguish basic colors and hearing (with aids). Mental and emotional stability required. Will work closely with others or alone at various times.

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