The Geriatric & Extended Care/Home-Based Primary Care & Hospital in Home (HIH) Physician will provide quality provide high quality patient centered care as assigned. Physicians board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine are welcomed to apply. Fellowship training in Geriatrics is highly desired. The Physician is responsible for management and oversight of Veterans requiring outpatient geriatric services within the Home Based Primary Care/Hospital in Home & Geriatrics Primary Care Clinic. Duties include the following: Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare issues, histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies for patient at home. Communicates and consults regularly with other providers in primary and specialty care to assist in the care of geriatric patients as needed. Perform evidence-based practices to enhance symptom management of palliative care patients. Facilitate clarification and education to patient and family goals of care. Consults with the Palliative Care Team and other Interdisciplinary care teams to establish a written plan of care. Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases. Implement strategic care plan to appropriately facilitate utilization and access to quality of life services. Monitor quality and service metrics across the continuum of care to ensure departmental goals are achieved. Provide education of staff. Responsible for meeting home care accreditation standards, including, but not limited to VHA and the Joint Commission standards for home care, for ensuring that the primary care services provided. Provides clinical oversight of the assigned Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants who function within these services. Serves in a leadership role in the ongoing development and implementation of HBPC, palliative care and geriatric services. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 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
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.