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Physician (Geri-Pact Clinic Medical Director)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Summary

The Geri-PACT Program Medical Director is a physician who is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the Geri-PACT Team in the Memphis VA Medical Center with outpatient experience and geriatrics qualifications required. These qualifications include experience and training in the care of frail, elderly patients, and American board certification in Geriatric medicine.

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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • He/she is responsible for overall clinical supervision and management of patients in the Geri-PACT Program.
  • He/she is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of medical systems to deliver quality health care for the Geri-PACT patients, which includes performance improvement activities
  • Monitors appropriateness of care provided to patients in the Geri-PACT Program
  • Coordinates the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the Geri-PACT Program
  • The Medical Director of Geri-PACT serves as a Staff Physician within Geri-PACT clinic
  • Serves as Staff Physician with affiliated Geri-PACT programs including Memory Clinic and the Falls reduction clinic
  • Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned patients
  • The incumbent will remain up to date with the latest medical treatments and procedures
  • The Medical Director for Geri-PACT, updates, monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations to include updates for changes in applicable VA Memos, Directives, or Guidelines
  • Responsible for collaborating with community home health and hospice agencies as needed for GERI-PACT patients

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking surfaces.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Memphis , Physician (Geri-Pact Clinic Medical Director), Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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