Physician (Medical Director of Extended Care/Chief of Geriatrics)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bronx, New York
Internal Number: 587788900
You could be part of an important initiative to provide care for our nations Veterans! The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY needs a Physician who possess strong leadership qualities, energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY looking for a Physician that will function as Director of Extended Care (EC), Community Living Center (CLC) and Chief of Geriatrics. The incumbent will be responsible for professional peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, scopes of practice, clinical privileging, and other quality and process improvement activities to meet annual performance measures and monitors as identified by facility and higher level management/program officials within and outside of the VA. Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to: As Director of CLC, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that comprehensive high-quality medical care is provided to each CLC long-term care resident. Incumbent will also participate in direct patient care as an attending physician. As a Primary Care physician, incumbent handles all CLC medical emergencies. In his/her absence, coverage may be by the CLC providers or other qualified providers as determined by the EC / CLC Director. Incumbent will ensure that physician coverage in the CLC is continuous and will be part of the On-Call coverage. As Director of Extended Care (EC), incumbent will oversee and approve the Community Care GEC consults including Non-Skilled Home Health Aide program, Adult Day Health Care program, In-Home Respite and Home Hospice program in which older Veterans in the community receive VA-paid home health services. Incumbent will also oversee the Contract Nursing Home program. (If there are no beds available in the CLC and the 70-100% SC veteran needs long term care placement, in which case the VA has to pay for long term care in a contract nursing home.) As Director of Geriatrics, incumbent will work with Director of Primary Care and Director of Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) to ensure high quality care is delivered to older Veterans enrolled in Geriatrics Primary Care and HBPC As Director of Geriatrics, incumbent will be in collaboration and leadership with Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), whose mission is to advance research, education, and clinical services for older Veterans in the facility, VISN, and nationally Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm (Full-Time), On Call Coverage, When Hours Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Application Reminder: It is recommended Application for Physicians - VA Form 10-2850 is submitted alongside with your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Please be aware that your answers to the assessment questionnaire will be verified against information provided on your CV/Resume. Be sure that your CV/Resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. If licensure information is not included in CV/Resume, please submit a document that lists the state, license number, and expiration date for all licensure ever held. It is recommended VA Form 10-2850 submitted to prevent delays in qualification, selection and on-boarding. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.
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.