Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 10, 2020
Education and length of practice will be considered through a
formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable
salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
RECRUITMENT AND RELOCATION INCENTIVES ARE APPROVED
The Eastern Kansas Health Care System is currently seeking a board
eligible or board certified experienced, qualified physician for a
Geriatric Medicine position at the Topeka, KS campus.
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:
position is designed for approximately 50% time in Community Living
Center (CLC) nursing facility care and approximately 50% time in
geriatric ambulatory care, in the setting of a Geriatrics-PACT
(primary care team, patient-aligned team). There are currently
three Community Living Centers serving veterans in Topeka, serving
a mix of patient types. A newly renovated unit is coming on line
which will provide skilled nursing facility/post-acute care and
hospice care, which will initially occupy a majority of this
position's time. The GeriPACT is not yet launched. The distribution
of effort between various geriatrics care settings in the
Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) service line will flex as needed
during the build-phases of these programs. Working collaboratively
with other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician
Assistants is required. The incumbent must be able to work
collaboratively with multiple health care disciplines, as well as
with facility leadership and non-clinical areas involved in
providing infrastructure for safe patient care.
Clinical Duties: include, but are not limited to: Provide high
quality patient care in variety of settings as above; Serve as a
key clinical resource for matters involving geriatric services;
Provide comprehensive care for our ambulatory patients including
diagnosis and ongoing treatment of assigned patients; Provide
effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon
request from other Services/Departments; Order lab tests, x-rays,
EKG's and other diagnostic procedures; Initiate or expedite
requests for consults, special tests, or studies; Coordinate
withCommunity Care[HCA1] for services provided outside the VA
health care system; Assess Veterans by utilizing advanced clinical
judgment and physical assessment skills; Identify acute and/or
chronic health problems; Assess and manage geriatric syndromes such
as falls, gait and balance disorders, failure to thrive,
incontinence, memory loss, including dementia, polypharmacy,
depression, osteoporosis and sleep disturbance. Coordinate with
pharmacy for medication reconciliation, and polypharmacy
redirection; coordinate with social work and psychology and nursing
and other health disciplines to meet patient needs. Complete all
documentation and encounter information in a timely manner.
In addition to face to face patient care, the incumbent will also
participate in all required elements of indirect patient care such
as interdisciplinary team meetings, care planning meetings, open
encounter & open consult management, CPRS documentation rules and
requirements, adherence to clinic procedures for patient scheduling
& access, ensuring staff productivity, oversight of relevant
performance measures, and participation in the system redesign
processes. Incumbent will arrange coverage as needed and
communicate it to team members and will participate in coverage of
other Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) providers as needed,
including managing their CPRS alerts and other related cross
coverage tasks. Will participate in education of geriatric fellows
and other learners if assigned to relevant rotations in their work
area, and fulfill related educational administrative tasks as
Other Duties: The incumbent also participates in leadership
responsibilities as assigned, including but not limited to
participation in staff meetings, committees, and peer review
processes. Will report clinical events to leadership, including
those requiring issue briefs. Will maintain all VA training
requirements and those of all members of the Medical Staff. Will
maintain all credentials required for licensure, privileging and
re-privileging, ability to prescribe medications, and related
requirements for clinical care without interruption. Will
participate in initial and ongoing professional practice evaluation
processes and in chart review processes. Will adhere to employee
health requirements. Will demonstrate adherence to tour of duties,
timely requests for leave and for clinic cancellations, and other
administrative requirements for VA employees.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 03/16/2021.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification preferred.
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:This position requires light to moderate
lifting (15-45 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching
above shoulder; walking; bending; stopping, and some lifting in the
direct care of patients; ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously; hearing (aid permitted).
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Topeka , Physician (Geriatrician), Healthcare , Topeka, Kansas
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