This position is located at the VA Medical Center, Bath, New York.The Chief of Geriatricshas overall clinical responsibility for inpatient and outpatient geriatric programs which includethe Community Living Center (CLC), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), hospice and palliative care clinics at Bath VAMC.
Duties and responsibilities include he following:
This is an Administrative role as the Medical Director for Geriatrics; as such the Chief of Geriatrics must satisfy the administrative duties of the role, attend mandatory meetings for GEC programs and for his/her Medical Staff functions as assigned by the Chief of Staff, as assigned.
Serve as the attending physician forup to 95 CLC residents and have direct clinical responsibilityfor all providers (MD's, NP's) in Geriatrics & Extended Care (GEC).
Ensuredelivery of high quality care for Veterans in all geriatric programs and coordinateGEC operations with other clinical and support services.
Clinical Oversight of the Home-Based Primary Care Mid-level providers (NP's).
Act as the Medical Director for the Palliative Care and Hospice program within the GEC service. Answer consults and screen Hospice admissions and referrals for care as the clinical lead of the program.
Meet service-level quality and performance measures, Pay for Performance targets, utilization review, development of new programs, ensure compliance with Long-Term Care Standards, and strategic planning.
Work Schedule: Full-time; schedule to be discussed at interview.
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Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Board certification in Family and/or Internal Medicine.
Experience in Long-Term Care/Geriatrics.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1971686.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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