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Physician - Geriatrics

Department of Veterans Affairs
Brooklyn, New York
Closing date
Jan 22, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
The Department of Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System is seeking a full-time Geriatrics physician at its campus in Brooklyn, New York!

The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides care to eligible Veterans via 3 medical centers and 2 community-based outpatient clinics. The Margaret Cochran VA Campus is a high complexity facility located in Manhattan with a major educational affiliation with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The Brooklyn Campus provides acute inpatient medical and surgical services with a major affiliation with SUNY-Health Science Center - Brooklyn. The St. Alban's campus houses a community living center as well as outpatient services.

The Brooklyn Campus of VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is recruiting an academic Geriatrics physician. The successful candidate will have completed a minimum of three years of Internal Medicine residency training and a fellowship in Geriatrics Medicine. Applicants who are within 2 years of training who are Board Eligible will be considered, with the expectation that they will become Board Certified within 2 years of employment. Responsibilities will include a combination of ambulatory and inpatient medicine, with the emphasis on ambulatory care. In the outpatient setting, responsibilities will include direct patient care in the Geriatrics clinic as well as supervising Internal Medicine residents in the SUNY Downstate training program in their General Medicine continuity clinics (eight afternoons every six weeks). Inpatient responsibilities include up to two two-week rotations per academic year as an attending supervisor to a team of PGY I and PGY II house officers. In addition, the successful candidates will have teaching assignments with SUNY Downstate Medical Students, and participation in Medical Center Committees and performance improvement activities. An academic appointment at SUNY Downstate is expected, at a rank commensurate with experience and academic accomplishment.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years).

Brooklyn is one of the state s most popular cities. It is a unique and vibrant borough, full of life and energy. It has gorgeous architecture and the many qualities of a small-town combined with a metropolitan city. Brooklyn is without a doubt the best borough to live in for uninterrupted views of the night sky and Manhattan across the East River. It is also home to a rich variety of entertainment, cultural and recreational options such as, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Bridge, Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, Barclays center etc.

We offer:
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • Guaranteed salary increases.
  • One full & unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at VA.
  • CME: $1,000 per year stipend & 5 days paid absence for conferences, etc.
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • 26 Days paid vacation & 13 Days paid sick time per year with unlimited carry over
  • 11 Federal holidays with pay
  • Federal Retirement Plan
  • Separate 401K with partial agency match
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance

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