Physician (Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Extended Care)
- Position Type
- 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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