The Geriatric, Extended Care (GEC) Service Line and the Home Base Primary Palliative Care Program are responsible for the care of Veterans in a multitude of programs. The Physician will be based in Pike County, GA. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). Duties include, but are not limited to: Responsibilities include providing care to Veterans in GEC Home and Community based programs, geriatric clinics, and teaching of trainees. Board Certification in current field of training within two years of appointment is required. Geriatric clinic, Interdisciplinary Team experience, and leadership skill are a plus. Provides care within the context of a multidisciplinary approach and documents services through appropriate notes. Provides clinical oversight to Nurse Practitioners, Fellows, Residents and students and participates in the education program. Participates in interdisciplinary team activities and provides cross coverage to other programs.Participates actively in delivering in-service training for medical center staff, Internal Medicine Fellows, medical residents, and medical students; and supports an environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning; andDevelops and maintains strong relationships with other practice areas to ensure adequate and appropriate delivery of long-term care services to Veterans. Maintains a clinical caseload of 75-150. Will be required to make home visits for Patient care. Provides clinical consultation to Atlanta VAMC clinical staff both within and outside of Geriatric and Extended Care Service Line. Provides leadership, guidance, teaching and consultation on staff education and development to Atlanta VAMC HBPC clinical staff including family/geriatric residents and fellows as well as other clinical trainees and clinical staff. Serves as planner, faculty and/or presenter for Employee Education System and VA Southeast Network trainings as requested. Performs other duties as assigned. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00AM- 4:30PM Relocation incentive: Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program : Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required W
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.