Physician (Medical Director of Extended Care/Chief of Geriatrics)

Department of Veterans Affairs
The Bronx, New York
Apr 12, 2021
Apr 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY looking for a Physician that will function as Director of Extended Care (EC), Community Living Center (CLC) and Chief of Geriatrics. The incumbent will be responsible for professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, scopes of practice, clinical privileging, and other quality and process improvement activities to meet annual performance measures and monitors as identified by facility and higher level management/program officials within and outside of the VA.

Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to:

As Director of CLC, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that comprehensive high-quality medical care is provided to each CLC long-term care resident. Incumbent will also participate in direct patient care as an attending physician.

As a Primary Care physician, incumbent handles all CLC medical emergencies. In his/her absence, coverage may be by the CLC providers or other qualified providers as determined by the EC / CLC Director. Incumbent will ensure that physician coverage in the CLC is continuous and will be part of the On-Call coverage.

As Director of Extended Care (EC), incumbent will oversee and approve the Community Care GEC consults including Non-Skilled Home Health Aide program, Adult Day Health Care program, In-Home Respite and Home Hospice program in which older Veterans in the community receive VA-paid home health services. Incumbent will also oversee the Contract Nursing Home program. (If there are no beds available in the CLC and the 70-100% SC veteran needs long term care placement, in which case the VA has to pay for long term care in a contract nursing home.)

As Director of Geriatrics, incumbent will work with Director of Primary Care and Director of Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) to ensure high quality care is delivered to older Veterans enrolled in Geriatrics Primary Care and HBPC

As Director of Geriatrics, incumbent will be in collaboration and leadership with Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), whose mission is to advance research, education, and clinical services for older Veterans in the facility, VISN, and nationally

Work Schedule:M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm (Full-Time), On Call Coverage, When Hours
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Application Reminder:It is recommended Application for Physicians - VA Form 10-2850 is submitted alongside with your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Please be aware that your answers to the assessment questionnaire will be verified against information provided on your CV/Resume. Be sure that your CV/Resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. If licensure information is not included in CV/Resume, please submit a document that lists the state, license number, and expiration date for all licensure ever held. It is recommended VA Form 10-2850 submitted to prevent delays in qualification, selection and on-boarding. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.Travel Required
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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.
* Physician must be board certified in Geriatrics
* Must have hands-on geriatrics experience as well as documented managerial experience in a system-wide environment.
* Must have proven ability to administer a comprehensive academic and clinical program with active participation in geriatric, resident teaching and interdepartmental conferences
* Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:The incumbent must possess strong leadership qualities.

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:See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):Additionally, this position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). If selected for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VA Policy 1021. Award amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official.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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