Physician (Medical Director Geriatric PACT)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Tuskegee, Alabama
Posted
Sep 21, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2022
Ref
2114288
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)
The Medical Director of GERI PACT is accountable to the ACOS/GEC&R or designee for the coordination and oversight of clinical and administrative activities in all Geriatric Primary Care Clinics (GPC). The incumbent is responsible for performance improvement activities GPC clinics. Directs and supervises clinical activities of the GPC physicians and nurse practitioner. Devotes 80% of time to direct patient care, serves as a role model for peers. Responsible for the oversight and coordination of process improvement initiatives, assuring teamwork, and addressing customer service issues in the clinic. The position includes broad management and administrative responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in the GPC setting.
* Function as an integral part of a GPC multi-disciplinary team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services.
* Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems.
* Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services.
* Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral.
* Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment.
* Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement.
* Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter; recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the
* encounter.
* Respond to computerized "alerts" indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to health line requests from Veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted).
* Follow Performance Measure guidelines, including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA formulary requirements, and customer service standards.
* Work effectively with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other CAVHCS staff.
* Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities, practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
None* Job family (Series)
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Requirements
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
Qualifications
This position is eligible forthe Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP),a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment.Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.Learn more
Recruitment or Relocation Incentive:May be offered to highly qualified candidates.

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

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:This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing; clear, distinctive speech; and manual dexterity. The position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting, telephone and computer usage, walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring of equipment/objects may be required.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:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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