Physician- Chief (Geriatrics Extended Care and Rehabilitation)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Internal Number: 623113300
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. The Chief of Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation comes with both clinical and administrative roles. Clinically, the position requires strong medicine and geriatric interest/experience to provide clinical coverage in all Geriatric program settings. Administratively, the physician is responsible for the overall operation of the Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service whose mission is to provide a continuum of quality geriatric care to our Veterans in the area. Some major duties of the position: Supervises on-board personnel, evaluates prospective new hires, oversees compliance with all applicable regulations, addressing patient complaints, credentialing and peer-review issues, and inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, and national investigative bodies. Participates as a member and/or leader of Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation. Services/Programs include: Community Living Center, Palliative Care, Home Based Primary Care, Geriatric Services and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Participates as a member and/or leader of facility-wide committees responsible for peer review, accreditation, and systems redesign and quality improvement projects, as assigned by the Office of the Chief of Staff. Carries out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrates interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals, whether they are direct reports, peers, or supervisors and leaders both at the facility and at higher levels. Provides direct patient care in his/her specialty area approximately 25-40% of the time Completes all VA reports on each patient examined to include appropriate CPT codes and diagnosis. May function as an educator for medical and other health care trainees including students, resident physicians and fellows as part of his/her duties as a member of the department. Fosters an environment of mutual respect and free communication and promotes a culture of safety in which individuals will feel free to point out problems and deficiencies without fear of retaliation. Works to impart an expectation of individual sacrifice for the good of the Veterans VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Authorized: Contact Brandee O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org), the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm
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.