Geriatrics & Extended Care Physician

Department of Veterans Affairs
Richmond, Virginia
Closing date
Jan 31, 2025

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Full Time
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The Richmond VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia VA Richmond Health Care | Veterans Affairs has identified a Geriatrics and Extended Care Physician opportunity. Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) service includes programs outpatient geriatrics, Community Living Center/nursing home care, Home-Based Primary Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Palliative Care, hospice care, pre-operative optimization, transitional care, non-institutional care, and State Veteran Home partnership. Geriatrics and HPM fellows, Internal Medicine residents and medical students from Virginia Commonwealth University complete their rotation with GEC faculty.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is America’s largest, most technologically advanced healthcare system, providing care at 1,298 healthcare facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. In addition to the honor of serving America’s Heroes, a career at VHA provides a robust total reward$ package and offers many benefits including:
  • Low patient-provider ratios.
  • Robust insurance coverage.
  • The ability to work with one 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.
  • Stable employment with competitive salary and regular pay increases.
  • 55 days annual paid time off (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid annual sick leave, 11 paid federal holidays, 5 CME) in addition to other leave options including paid parental leave.
  • Generous education support programs, including loan repayment and reimbursement
  • Unprecedented federal retirement benefits including a traditional pension (5 years’ vesting) and a federal 401K (TSP) with up to 5% in employer contributions.
  • VA’s Diversity, People & Culture.
  • Contract Buy Out Program (CBOP), which authorizes VHA to buy out service contracts (Locum agreements, loan repayments, sign-on bonus contracts, Physician-owned practices).

Key Roles:
  • Lead inter-disciplinary teams to provide excellent patient care.
  • Geriatrics primary care and clinic-based consultative practices.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care services throughout the healthcare system
  • Collaborate with all referral sources.
  • Ensure compliance with all patient care quality measures.
  • Preceptor for medical trainees at various levels.
  • Provide didactic education to various trainees.
  • Develop and grow clinic-based Geriatrics and/or HPC programs.
  • Lead/participate in quality improvement projects.
  • Timely and accurate completion of medical records.
  • Cross-coverage as needed in GEC programs.
  • Shared on-call coverage.
Key Benefits:
  • Well-established Geriatrics & Palliative Care programs, including fellowships.
  • Join a collegial group of experienced and mid-career faculty.
  • Work with engaged interdisciplinary teams.
  • Professional growth and career development.
Must have:
  • Board certification in internal medicine/family medicine.
  • Board certification/Board-eligible in Geriatrics and/or Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Preferred Experience:
  • Geriatrics Primary care, Geriatrics consultation.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care throughout the healthcare system.
  • Nursing home care.
  • Geriatrics/ HPM clinician educator.

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