Geriatrician- Palo Alto VA Healthcare System-Located in Monterey CA

Department of Veterans Affairs
Monterey, California
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Full Time
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The Extended Care and Palliative Medicine Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System is seeking to hire a full time BC/BE Geriatrician to join our growing team. The position is based in our Monterey Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Responsibilities will include outpatient clinical care and Medical Direction of a new Home-Based Primary Care Program.

We are seeking applicants with a passion for patient-centered, collaborative elder care, clinical education, and interest in program development and leadership.

Highlights of the roles include:

Growing an interdisciplinary team including nurse practitioners, social work, psychology, dietician, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and recreational therapy with respect and appreciation of all roles and viewpoints

Culture of support, mentorship, and ongoing self-reflection and growth

Integrated health care system with diverse patient population

VA Palo health care is affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine which provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Our Health Care System operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans.

VA Palo Alto health care is part of VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21), which serves Veterans in northern and central California, Nevada, Hawaii, the Philippines, and U.S. territories in the Pacific Basin. VA Palo Alto consists of 3 inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, in addition to 7 community-based outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Fremont. We also offer 2 residential homes for Veterans in the Compensated Work Therapy program. VA Palo Alto operates close to 800 beds, including 3 nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary, all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans.

We operate one of the largest integrated health care systems in VA in terms of specialized programs, research and graduate medical education; primarily affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.

Our research program is the second largest in VHA with an annual funding of approximately $58 million. National VHA research centers at VA Palo Alto include: Cooperative Studies Program; Health Services Research and Development, Center for Innovation to Implementation, Health Economics Resource Center; Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center; Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center; National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); VHA Performance Evaluation Resource Center; VHA National Center for Collaborative Health Care Innovation; Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center; VHA Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, and Office of Public Health Surveillance and Research.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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.

Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR

[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR

(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.

Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Salary range of $235K-$243K

Additional Salary Information: With consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials, and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus. Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), and if approved, receive up to $200k in school loan repayment.

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