The Geriatrics and Extended Care Service (GEC) Community Living Center (CLC) physician is an independent care provider who is either board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine/Internal Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. The Physician will be responsible for providing a full range of Geriatrics and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine services for a diverse group of aging Veterans within the Boise VA Medical Center system. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic 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. Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine/Internal Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. 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: Use of fingers; Walking and Standing (4 hours); Specific visual requirement (see computer screen); Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Working closely with others and working alone; Protracted or irregular hours of work. ["The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Referral consultation covering all issues of Geriatrics and Hospice & Palliative Care medicine in the outpatient clinic setting. Serves as a consultant to our inpatient services, ED service, Primary Care, and others as appropriate. Serves as attending of record for inpatients in the Boise VAMC's Community Living Center. including: Providing primary care to the Residents of the CLC Performing Geriatric Evaluation and Management to develop treatment plans for the short term and long term residents of our Community Living Center. Provides clinical supervision of Internal Medicine Residents and/or students. Provides and/or participate in the didactic and education program for residents, students, and/or other clinical staff. Provides admission H&P, assessment, diagnosis & referral for consultation, evaluating CLC referrals and participating with admission decisions, leading and participating in family conferences, and being an active member of the inter-professional team. Serves as a resource to GEC (Geriatrics & Extended Care) advanced practice practitioners. Is an integral part of the CLC inter-professional treatment team, and participates in all activities pertinent to the inpatient unit. Participates in and directs activities pertaining to the quality improvement, strategic planning, continuous readiness for the annual unannounced CLC survey and The Joint Commission accreditation process. Participates in the training of rotating trainees from multiple disciplines. Provide direct patient care in the outpatient clinic setting driven by consultations submitted by other clinicians for a full range of Geriatrics and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine services to include by not limited to Memory Care and Movement Disorder evaluation. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After selection, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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. Learn more."]
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.