Job Title:Physician - HBPC Medical Director (Geriatrics)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:528D-14BK-041
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to
Wednesday, November 05, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Albany, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 985447
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
This vacancy is for Home Based Primary Care Medical Director (Physician-Geriatrics) at the Albany, VAMC. This vacancy will be used to fill one full-time permanent appointment. The tour of duty will be day shift with on call, off-tour coverage on a rotational basis.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.va.gov.NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
A recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position.
be filled prior to the closing date.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this
vacancy. Applications will be reviewed
every two weeks. If filled prior to the
closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): The applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, subject to availability of EDRP funding.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel to independently visit HBPC patients or to accompany mid-level providers on visits to HBPC patients’ homes.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- Must pass pre-employment and background investigation
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Board Eligible/Board Certified in Geriatrics
- Current, Valid Drivers License
DUTIES:Back to top
The Albany VA Medical Center is seeking a board certified Geriatrician to serve as the Home Based Primary Care Medical Director. The Albany
VA is located in the beautiful Capital District of NY which boasts variety of cultural
offerings and outdoor activities, excellent quality of life, good cost of living
and proximity to larger metropolitan cities including NYC, Boston and Montreal.
The full-time Medical Director for the Home Based Primary Care Program position integrates direct care and clinical leadership of the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program and is designed to foster innovative models of care for a broad range of patients and may be tailored to the special skills and interests of the physician. The applicant selected will provide leadership as the HBPC Medical Director, working collaboratively with the HBPC Program Director, provide clinical guidance to mid-level providers, and provides comprehensive primary care within the HBPC Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) HBPC model and assist in teaching resident physicians or students. The physician will provide on call off-tour coverage of Geriatrics on a rotational basis with other physicians in the Geriatrics and Extended Care Line.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Geriatrics
- Possess BLS certification
- Current and valid Driver's License
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.