This position is located in Rehabilitation and Extended Care Line of the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center.
The physician will provide geriatric primary care at the Veteran's home as part of the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) team.The individual will provide leadership, both clinically and administratively for the HBPC program at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) satellite sites.The incumbent will serve as a supervisory attending physician for mid-level providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants).The incumbent will demonstrate leadership and provide clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans in collaboration with an interdisciplinary treatment team.The provider will implement and comply with administrative review of the service's operations to assure compliance with all internal and external survey requirements. Providing clinical management of patients which may include skills necessary for stabilization of acute complications and initiation of basic life support is to be expected.The provider will provide patient education in an interactive setting with good interpersonal skills as well as sign all appropriate documents as administratively required.Items to be signed include, but are not limited to encounters, open consults, referrals for non-VA care, etc.The incumbent will mentor rotating medical students, residents, and other trainees during HBPC rotations and serve as an attending physician for the current Geriatric Fellowship Program.The physician will be considered a leader in performance improvement. This position has On-Call responsibilities and provides coverage while others are absent.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Alternate Work schedule may be available.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Rehabilitation and Extended Care Line
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Must have completed 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.
Preferred Experience: Board Eligible/Board Certified Internal Medicine or Family Practice physician with focus in Geriatric Medicine preferred.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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: Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
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Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1914832.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.