Physician (Geriatrics)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Reno, Nevada
Closing date
Jul 24, 2023

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General Practice
Full Time
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**This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be August 1, 2022 with subsequent cut-off dates every 2 weeks. Eligible applications received after that date will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available.** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible
EDRP Authorized: Contact, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties and Responsibilities Staff physicians in Geriatrics and Extended Care are responsible for inpatient and outpatient care, graduate and undergraduate medical education and scientific research as appropriate. Clinical care responsibilities: The GEC Physician will have the following direct clinical responsibilities: Admit, follow and discharge Community Living Center (CLC) patients as needed to maintain good patient flow Provide geriatric and palliative care consultation in acute care, outpatient, and home health settings. Provide clear and complete direct and electronic communication with staff in all areas of the Medical Center and outside contacts to facilitate smooth patient transitions, quality patient care and high customer satisfaction. Participate in interdisciplinary team meeting (IDT) weekly Collaborate with the GEC nurse practitioners, including case reviews and preceptor reviews Supervise and teach physician trainees Provide informal clinical consultation for the GEC staff Participate in selected VA and UNSOM committees, including the VA nursing home Interdisciplinary Team, Geriatric Staff Committee, and UNSOM Department of Medicine Faculty Committee. Maintain current requirements for credentialing and privileging including necessary license and certifications. Participate in peer review and case review in Primary Care, Geriatrics, and upon request by Quality Management. Administrative support responsibilities: The physician will help ensure that medical care provided in the GEC is adequate and appropriate by: Precepting and collaborating with the GEC nurse practitioners Providing back-up ACOS GEC functions in the absence of the ACOS Quality and Performance Improvement support responsibilities: The GEC physician will help ensure that medical in GEC is adequate and appropriate by: Complying with all pertinent medical staff guidelines, policies, and procedures Supporting on-going survey readiness in the CLC, including participation in VA internal surveys and Periodic Performance Review Participating in peer review activities and proctoring as required by VASNHCS policies Reviewing and evaluating incident reports and making recommendations to the Director of the GEC and SNHCS administration as needed Advising the ACOS GEC on the appropriateness of scope of services, and the adequacy of professional and support staff and medical equipment Medical Center: the GEC physician will: Work with the Director of the GEC service to articulate the mission and vision of the Geriatrics and HPM Programs within and across service lines and to assist with strategic planning Educate and update staff, providers and leadership across the Medical Center about operational and patient care issues specific to the CLC Assist with the education of resident physicians and other trainees in Geriatrics and HPM related topics Serve on the VASNHCS medical staff, attend meetings as needed, and uphold the medical staff bylaws, rules, and regulations Serve on and/or appoint designees to serve on hospital committees pertinent to GEC University and Community Duties/Liaisons (not reimbursed by VA) Serve on university committees such as geriatrics and gerontology curriculum committees. Network with aging related entities and organizations in the community. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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.

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