Geriatrician Program Director

Department of Veterans Affairs
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Join us in beautiful Ozark country (Poplar Bluff, MO) where boating, hiking and outdoor activity await! 

The Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center is seeking a Geriatrician Program Director. This is a new physician opening that will have creative direction in establishing the Geriatric program at the medical center.

Clinical duties include but are not limited to oversight and facilitation of the process of all admissions to the CLC, including those from acute care facilities; carrying a panel of CLC inpatients in collaboration with nurse practitioners, providing oversight of the care provided by other CLC providers; and providing consultations and interventions to enhance the quality of clinical care in the CLC. After hours on call duties for weeknights and weekends are shared with other JJP VAMC physicians. Coverage of inpatient unit or Urgent Care when provider not available, approximately 8-12 weeks per year.

Administrative duties include but are not limited to monitoring and maintaining quality measures in the CLC; responsibility for survey preparedness and implementation of LTCI and Joint Commission requirements and recommendations; and participation in both CLC and Medical Center committees to identify issues and seek solutions to problems.

You'll collaborate with the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care, Associate Director of Patient Care Services, and CLC Nurse Managers. This position reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Specialty Care Services. 

Preferred candidates will possess the following:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a post-acute/long-term care setting is required. 
  • Board-certification/eligibility and/or significant experience in Geriatric Medicine is preferred.
  • AMDA certification and/or completion of AMDA curriculum in Medical Direction is preferred.
  • Inpatient Acute Care/Urgent Care experience considered a plus. 

Work Schedule: 

  • Full-time, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Weekend coverage in rotation with other providers.

Situated in Southeast Missouri, midway between St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, Poplar Bluff is home to about 17,000 people and is the county seat of Butler County. Nestled among Ozark foothills, spring-fed streams, a national forest, a scenic lake and fertile farmlands, Poplar Bluff serves as a regional hub for education, health care, business and light industry; and also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. Poplar Bluff offers a serene and pristine atmosphere with easy access to major metropolitan areas and lots of opportunities for outdoor entertainment.

The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, provides primary care to veterans throughout 29 counties of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. Approximately 50,000 veterans live in our service area and about 40 percent of them receive care at our Medical Center annually. Our facility is comprised of 10 (average census 5-10) general medicine beds and 38 extended care beds.


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