Physician provides inpatient and outpatient
care, as applicable, in accordance with (IAW) VA standards. Conducts research in the following areas: metabolism,
gerontology, physiology, metabolomics, cellular biology.
The Clinical Investigator, Geriatrics Research, Education,
& Clinical Center (GRECC), are responsible for all aspects of primary or
specialty medical care provided by them. S/he serves as the point of contact
for care provided to the patient, including care provided by physician extenders. Conducts research in accordance with VA
standards. Analyzes and interprets data
and uses the results of this work as the basis for generating manuscripts for
publication, reports for funding agencies, papers for presentation at
scientific meetings, and proposals for new funding support. Keeps accurate and
complete records of data. Demonstrates productivity by a record of sustained
publications in reviewed journals and/or presents data at national meetings in
area of specialty. Contributes expertise to colleagues and associates,
initiating contacts and collaborative arrangements.
Incumbent will obtain grant funding for geriatric-related
research as a Principal Investigator (Pl) or Co-Pl from NlH, VA, and/or similar
The GRECC Clinical Investigator attends to veterans'
medical, nursing, rehabilitative and psychosocial needs in a least restrictive
treatment environment, which integrates clinical, research, and educational
activities for the older chronically ill and functionally impaired. Incumbent
conducts all professional activities and interactions with patients, families,
community agencies and VA staff in a manner consistent with professional
Supervision of Physician Extenders:
Investigator works collaboratively with the physician extender staff. Although s/he may delegate aspects of care to
the physician extender, s/he is responsible for assuring the quality and
comprehensiveness of all care provided by him/her. As the extender staff is not licensed
independent practitioners, the staff attending physician is responsible for
co-signature and verification of all notes and orders by the physician extender
and amendment or revision thereto.
independently, exercises clinical judgment in dealing with complex clinical,
research, and education decisions and daily problems, and coordinates
with other disciplines concerning total patient care using professional
knowledge and skill in applying a wide range of concepts, principles and
Clinical Duties: The Clinical
Investigator, GRECC is expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty
field. The exact privileges and
procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional
Standards Board. All physicians must
meet the following qualifications:
Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate,
appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness,
treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.
2) Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are
expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical,
clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient
care and the education of others.
3) Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based
learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use
scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient
4) Interpersonal & Communication Skills:
Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication
skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships
with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
5) Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to
demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional
development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a
responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession.
Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to
demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health
care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing
C. Research and Development
research in the following areas: metabolism, gerontology, physiology,
metabolomics, cellular biology.
an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development
problems, plan and execute a research program, and to generate effective
reports and results worthy of publication.
research in accordance with VA standards.
and interprets data and uses the results of this work as the basis for
generating manuscripts for publication, reports for funding agencies, papers
for presentation at scientific meetings, and proposals for new funding support.
Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in
teaching, monitor and coordinate educational activities, and comply with
necessary trainee supervision.