Department of Veterans Affairs
Edison, New Jersey
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
Physician-Geriatrics:The NJ Lyons VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Geriatrics Physician. The physician will be required to cover our Long Term Care neighborhood within our Community Living Center, which also has Respite unit.
  • Oversee PGY 3 residents education.
  • Oversee the education of a Geriatric Fellow.
  • Cover other units of the Community Living Center.
  • Screen, admit and discharge patients as required.
  • Admit, do episodic care, pronounce veteran if he/she passes, complete death certificate.
  • Provide medical diagnoses, workups and treatments within the scope of knowledge, privileges and patient needs.
  • Transfer patients to other bed services as necessary, i.e., medicine, psychiatry, neurology and to other VA medical centers and private facilities as appropriate.
  • Make provisions for, and coordinate care of dying patients and their surrogates including, but not limited to, advance directive, management of pain, psychosocial counseling, spiritual counseling, bereavement counseling, and management of physical problems, giving patients comfort and quality of life the utmost attention.
  • Provider must complete Life Sustaining Treatment Training.
  • Provider must complete Goals of Care Conversation Training.
  • Provide MOD and Medical on Call (MOC) coverage .
  • Prescribe medications as needed.
  • Admit within the scope of Extended Care Service.
  • Diagnose within the scope of ECS.
  • Treat, including prescribing/administering medications, within the scope of the ECS and coexisting conditions.
  • Advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to include endotracheal intubation and cardiac monitoring/interpretation of EKGs.
  • BLS and ACLS certification.
  • Sit on hospital committees as assigned.
  • Engage in Hospital Improvement Projects as needed.
  • Cover for CLC screening if needed.
  • Educate staff on geriatric topics/veteran care as needed.
  • Great communication skills to deal with other services caring for Veterans in the CLC>
Work Schedule:Monday thru Friday 8AM to 4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required


Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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:None

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:Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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