A Geriatrician is an independent practitioner and member of multidisciplinary teams in Geriatrics and Palliative care. The selected physician will participate in clinical duties, and may participate in administrative duties, quality improvement activities, committee work, educational duties, research duties and all other duties as assigned by the Medical Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care or their designee. The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Outpatient clinical care including Dementia Clinic, consultative and continuity Geriatrics Clinic and other outpatient clinics as determined by Medical Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. These clinics may be performed face to face or by telehealth. Inpatient palliative medicine consults and other inpatient consultative services as directed by Medical Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Coverage of night and weekend call, cross coverage for other providers and other coverage duties as directed by Medical Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Teaching and supervision of trainees and other providers in all geriatric medicine and palliative medicine inpatient and outpatient settings. Development and improvement of educational programs for trainees and clinicians at VAPORHCS. Indirect patient care including telephone, prescription and diagnostic test management to assist other VA providers in the care of geriatric patients. Team leadership of interdisciplinary teams, including, care coordination and care direction VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be approved for a highly qualified applicant. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:000 am to 4:30 pm
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.