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Geriatric Medicine Physician Job with Veterans Health Administration in Beckley, WV

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Beckley, West Virginia
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Physician (Geriatrics) Beckley VA Medical Center

VA physicians lead change toward greater progress in Veteran care spanning all areas of medicine. With access to state-of-the-art technologies and pioneering research opportunities, they challenge the boundaries of health care to develop innovative treatment options that improve patient outcomes. VA fosters excellence through mentorship, leadership, and educational programs, giving physicians the tools, they need to serve Veterans best.

The Beckley VAMC is small enough to connect with the patients but big enough to still have some of the newest equipment available. At the Beckley VA Medical Center, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assuming overall medical responsibility for assigned HBPC patients.
  • Serving, when indicated, as the primary care provider and collaborative physician for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants and serve as back-up for other HBPC primary care providers.
  • Identifying a patient's medical problems.
  • Defining the medical management of a patient's medical problems.
  • Determining the need for consultation from medical, surgical, or psychiatric or other subspecialty clinics.
  • Determining the need for, and facilitating admission to the hospital and other transitions of care.
  • Visiting the HBPC patients at home for medical evaluation and treatment when clinically indicated.
  • Providing medical administrative support such as completing physician required orders and forms for the HBPC patients.

 

More about the area:

Beckley, WV is a hidden gem of a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia. Because of its location, on Interstate 77 & Interstate 79, Beckley is known as the gateway to southern WV. It is rich in natural beauty, sweeping mountain views and cool, and rushing mountain streams.

Beckley is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. We have hiking, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, mountain bicycling, kayaking, and several ski resorts and much more. We have multiple state parks with lots of amenities, as well as the National New River Gorge Park that are located right outside your front door.

 

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