VA Physician Job Detail
VA Hudson Valley Health Care System is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, New York, surrounded by amazing hiking, biking and walking trails as well as a host of wonderful outdoor activities including activities on the Hudson River. The Hudson Valley is a hotbed for culture - art, music, literature and more -- in towns, like Woodstock, Bethel, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Cold Spring and more. With historic locations like Hyde Park (home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt), Newburgh (the site of one of George Washington's Headquarters during the revolution) and the historic U.S. Military Academy, the area offers an abundance of single-person and family activities. In addition to the natural splendor of the area, VA Hudson Valley is also located 38 miles (a one-hour train ride) from New York City, home of the New York Yankees, Broadway shows, amazing museums and restaurants and so much more; a four-hour drive from Boston; and a 6-hour drive to Washington D.C. VA Hudson Valley 1,600 employees are committed to the more than 150,000 Veterans we serve in the region and look forward to the Hudson Valley as a backdrop for all we do each day.
The VA Hudson Valley HCS is recruiting for the Chief of Geriatrics (Physician)
The Chief of Geriatrics will be responsible for managing the Geriatrics Programs and will report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics Rehabilitation and Extended Care Department. This position requires travel between both campuses on a regular basis.
The Chief of Geriatrics is a management position with responsibilities for the overall performance of the entire Geriatric Program inclusive of resource management of budget and personnel. The Chief will be expected to perform direct clinical care a minimum number of hours per week and will Chair all committees associated with Geriatrics.
The Chief of Geriatrics will be responsible for the oversight of four (4) Community Living Center (CLC) units between 2 campuses, Palliative Care program and the Home Based Primary Care program (HBPC) will oversee the implementation of a new Geriatric outpatient clinic service.
The Chief of Geriatrics will collaborate with the providers on the CLC units, the palliative care team and the HBPC team to ensure all policies, guidelines and procedures are designed to assure comprehensive and timely care. Additionally, the Chief will be required to monitor and evaluate the quality of medical services, implement improvements assure compliance with The Joint Commission and Long Term Care Institute (LTCI) requirements.
The successful candidate should possess excellent leadership skills and should be knowledgeable and proficient with VA Performance Measures. The Chief will promote and evaluate standards of clinical competence and conduct of staff, monitor quality assurance of the clinical practice including peer review.
Residency training in Internal Medicine or Family Practice is preferred followed by a completed fellowship in Geriatrics
Preferred Qualifications: Board Certification in the field of Geriatrics
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: May be required
Occasional travel - May require travel between campuses and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs)
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the salary range listed for this vacancy.
Physicians are covered under the Tort Claims Protection Act
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL IS FILLED OR UNTIL A SELECTION IS MADE, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional physician vacancies.
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens