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Geriatrics Physician - Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and Hospital in Home (HiH) Programs in Haw...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Kapolei, Hawaii
Closing date
Jan 16, 2025

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Full Time
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The Physician will be appointed to the medical staff and assigned to the Geriatrics Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service (GREC) patient care line, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and Hospital in Home (HiH) programs. The Physician is academically and clinically able to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level. In addition to providing primary and geriatric health care, the Physician serves as a consultant to nursing and other interdisciplinary team members. The Physician is eligible to serve on medical center, VISN, national committees, and to assist in the development, evaluation, and communication of policies and standards to all healthcare disciplines.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides patient care directly or through the supervision of fellows/residents in either the home or outpatient settings.
  • Effectively interface with hospital and Ambulatory Care staff about program elements that will facilitate appropriate referral and care of the home care veterans.
  • Provide direct patient care by completing comprehensive assessments, including diagnosis and treatment of a range of medical, geriatric and palliative health conditions.
  • Initiate and adjust therapeutic regimens, perform histories and physicals, order diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiate consults and referrals, and prescribe medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary, Federal & state regulations, and scope of practice.
  • Provide clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans for HBPC and HiH.
  • Provide coverage for other Geriatrics and extended care (GEC) programs as determined by the ACOS for Geriatrics and extended care.

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Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
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

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