The Physician will serve as the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS) within the Geriatrics & Extended Care (GEC) Service. Will be the Medical Director for the Lake City Community Living Center (CLC) and provide patient care as an Attending Physician in the Lake City CLC. Will supervise other GEC providers in the Lake City CLC. As the DACOS, the Physician will act as backup for the ACOS, GEC for all aspects of GEC operations, including CLCs in Lake City, Gainesville and Home Care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. This is an open continues announcement until the vacancy is filled. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 7/19/2021. Subsequent referrals will be made 15 days after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility. Referrals will continue until the vacancy is filled. The Deputy Chief of Staff (Geriatrics & Extended Care) duties consist of but are not limited to the following: The Physician will serve as Medical Director of Lake City CLC and will supervise other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Lake City CLC. The Physician will also work as an Attending Physician in the Lake City CLC, taking care of Veterans who need Long term nursing home level of care, short term rehabilitation or skilled nursing care in a Nursing Home setting. The Physician will help with admission, discharge, and routine care of these Veterans. He/she will also help coordinate care with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team and with Specialists inside and outside the VA. The Physician will provide education on disease process, medications, and care needs to Veterans, families, and staff. Will participate in screening Veterans for CLC admission. Will also help track outcomes, monitor and report trends to improve quality of care in the CLC. Duties also include supervising and instructing Medical Students, Residents or Geriatric Fellows as needed in an Interdisciplinary Team setting. Will serve as a resource for Veterans, families, and staff for issues related to their stay in the CLC. The Physician may also help with patient care needs in other areas of Geriatrics and Extended Care as needed. Medical Director of Lake City CLC. He/she will work to ensure that quality of care and access to the Lake City CLC residents is maintained. Will help compliance with CMS and VA guidelines on CLC operations. Histories, examinations, assessments and plans for outpatients coordinating all evaluations, diagnostic testing, clinical follow up, and care coordination. Lead the CLC Team in the day to day management of Veterans in the CLC. Promote an atmosphere of efficiency and accuracy in the timeliness of submission of completed documents. Collaborate with Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants, ancillary health care providers, and various clinical specialties. Help facilitate hospital admissions, post discharge care and specialty consultations as needed. Participate in screening of Veterans and completion of consults for the CLC. Participate in call schedule for coverage of urgent needs of Veterans in the CLC after administrative hours. Participate in interdisciplinary Team meetings. Assist in developing local policies, templates, and consults to improve provision of quality palliative care, in accordance with VA policy. Act as supervisor for other Lake City CLC providers. Ensure adequate coverage for CLC operations. Submit performance evaluations in a timely manner. Approve leave for Lake City CLC providers. Complete Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations semi-annually for staff. Ensure that VA policies regarding access, productivity, and quality care are adhered to. Lead quality improvement activities for the Lake City CLC. Participate in business planning for GEC. Participate in other clinical and administrative duties as assigned by the ACOS for GEC. 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 thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
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