Expanding Search for Highly Skilled Clinical and Academic Geriatrician Martinez, CA

Department of Veterans Affairs
Martinez, California
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 05, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

VA Northern California Health Care System

Seeking Staff Geriatricians for Geriatrics Program

Northern California has much to offer to those seeking good weather and an abundance of outdoor activities whether you prefer the beaches of San Francisco or the mountains and snow of Lake Tahoe. If you’re interested in work/life balance, research or academics you will find that working for the VA offers many benefits not to mention the great honor we have in serving our nation's heroes.

The Geriatrics Section is organizationally aligned under the Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service. The Staff Geriatrician will serve elderly Veterans with various complex geriatric medical conditions and dementia, needing an interdisciplinary specialty-based consultation, evaluation and management, as well as lead the management of a proportional panel of geriatric primary care patients. These patients are complex, needing specialty interdisciplinary Geriatrics expertise, and frequently at high risk of frequent hospital re-admissions and Emergency Department visits due to multiple comorbidities or prolonged hospitalization.  Veterans are evaluated and managed by a core interdisciplinary team consisting of a Geriatrician (MD, DO), Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Dietician, Pharmacist, and Social Worker as well as specialists in Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy, integrated with the Geriatrics team.

The incumbent will lead the Interdisciplinary Geriatrics team in the East Bay based at Martinez, CA to achieve the Service's mission and goals.

The Staff Geriatrician will report to the Medical Director of Geriatrics Section, under Geriatrics and Extended Care Service, and will share on-call responsibilities with other Geriatricians in the section. Opportunities for academic affiliation and research activities are available and encouraged.

Candidates must: 1) be a US citizen, 2) possess a current, full, unrestricted medical license in any state and 3) board eligible/certified in family or internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Preferred experience: Active and current experience in past year practicing specialty based Geriatrics in a clinical and academic medicine setting is highly preferred. Eligibility for a faculty appointment is strongly desired to facilitate role as supervisor of residents and fellows in Geriatric Medicine. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and current experience in the specialty of clinical and academic Geriatrics.

Benefits: 26 days paid vacation (1 day accrued each pay period upon employment); 13 days sick leave (1/2 day accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap); 10 paid Federal holidays/Competitive Salary/Malpractice protection with tail coverage covered by the Federal government/Annual Physician Performance Pay (Up to $15,000 possible)/CME- 1 week paid authorized absence to attend and after 1 year of employment $1,000 per year stipend toward CME if BC/No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Incentives:  Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) offers up to $200,000 over 5-years, tax-free and/or Recruitment Incentive with minimum 3-year service obligation.

Interested candidates may apply by emailing current CV to VA Healthcare Recruiter:


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