Physician (Geriatrician)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Houston, Texas
May 12, 2021
May 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Clinical Duties:
  • The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board.
  • Shares responsibilities for geriatric consult management for CLC (Long Term Care/ Skilled Nursing Home) Geriatric consult, house staff teaching etc.
  • Serves as a geriatrician in Geriatrics and Extended Care service, more specifically as a direct patient care attending in an inpatients long-term unit.
  • Work collaboratively with APRN and/or PAs and specialists from other disciplines.
  • Other Duties as assigned by supervisors based on organizational needs and employee competencies.
Administrative Duties:
  • Leadership responsibilities: participate in staff meetings, hospital committees Long-term Care Institute (LTCI) and Quality and Process improvement), and peer review
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and be an effective change agent
  • Oversight of Non-VA Nursing home care including but not limited to quality of care.
  • Maintaining VA training requirements, timely completion of documentation and upkeep of credentials required for privileging and re-privileging.
  • Participate in the FPPE/OPPE process. Adheres to employee health requirements. Participate in Clinical Pertinence Reviews (routine medical record reviews).
  • Adherence to tour of duties, timely requests for leave in VISTA and for clinic cancellations.
  • Clinical Management including indirect patient care: open encounter & open consult management, CPRS documentation rules and requirements, adherence to clinic procedures for patient scheduling & access, ensuring staff productivity, oversight of relevant performance measures, and participation in the development of the new focus on the Cultural Transformation, Utilization, Quality, and Patient Safety oversight, process improvement (system redesign).
  • Arranging physician coverage and communicating the plan of coverage to the team members.
  • Serving as back up coverage for other GEC providers.
  • Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitor and coordinate educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision.
This position is subject to 2 year of probationary period per guidance per regulatory requirement

Work Schedule:M-F; 8:00am-4:30pm; other times as required subject to change based on agency needs.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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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.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Board Certification or Board Eligible in Geriatrics

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: VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Light lifting (under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), 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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