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Physician - Associate Director for Clinical Programs (GRECC)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Summary This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Qualifications To qualify for this position, you must meet theBasic Requirements: --- as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement --- Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met --- Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation --- 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 --- Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification --- (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences --- Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs) --- PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis --- PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision --- Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs --- Proficiency in spoken and written English --- Additional Requirement: Board certification in Internal or Family medicine with added certification in Geriatric training --- Preferred Experience: Managerial expertise in supervisory positions of administrative staff, nursing, research staff, and other physicians --- Prior experience evaluating and managing patients in outpatient geriatric clinics, and proven success teaching and supervising fellows, residents, medical students, and other allied health trainees in clinical setting --- Experience in research and evaluation of clinical innovations --- 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position --- A physical examination prior to placement is required --- This is a designated drug testing position --- After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use --- Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx --- 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling --- Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously --- Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors --- Hearing aid is permitted. Duties "**This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30th, 2024.
The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 20th, 2023, with subsequent cut-off dates every 2 weeks.
Eligible applications received after that date will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available.** VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package.
VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more.
EDRP Authorized: Contact, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Associate Director supervises staff assigned to the Clinical Programs Section and has responsibility for oversight of clinical projects initiated by GRECC clinical staff.
With regard to clinical responsibilities as a physician providing care in geriatrics through GRECC programs, the incumbent takes responsibility for providing geriatric care to eligible Veterans in the GRECC outpatient clinics including the primary care geriatrics clinics, the consultation clinic.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing and overseeing the evaluation and management of patients in the outpatient geriatrics clinics and for providing consultation through face-to-face clinics, telehealth clinics, and E-consults.
The incumbent will provide extensive expertise in the treatment of conditions occurring in older patients, including, but not limited to, (a) medical illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, chronic renal insufficiency, and others; (b) medical management of conditions commonly occurring in older adults including, but not limited to, lower urinary tract symptoms, osteoarthritis, and polypharmacy; (c) geriatric syndromes that are often multifactorial in etiology such as cognitive impairment and dementia; gait instability, urinary incontinence, functional decline, and mood disorders.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible for providing teaching and supervision to fellows, residents, medical students, and other allied health trainees in clinical settings.
Supports the primary responsibility of GRECC clinical activities which is to apply new knowledge and ideas, evaluate their usefulness in a patient care setting, and demonstrate their practicality for exporting throughout the VA system.
Recruitment and retention of staff, ensuring efficient operations of the geriatrics clinical programs sponsored by GRECC in accordance with Criteria and Standards for GRECCs Participates in other clinical activities as appropriate to the needs of the medical center and as compatible with the overall time demands of the position."

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Palo Alto , Physician - Associate Director for Clinical Programs (GRECC), Executive , Palo Alto, California

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