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Chief of Geriatrics
Overview
Locations
Montrose, NY; Wappingers Falls, NY
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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)
Duties

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.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$110,000
$234,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/8/2017

Application Close Date
11/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • PATIENT CENTERED CARE FOR THE VETERAN:

      To deliver whole health, the Hudson Valley VA is applying the Elements of Patient Centered Care - a model that starts with an exploration of what matters most to Veterans and partners with them to achieve their best possible health.

      Personalized: A personalized approach requires a dynamic customization of self-care and professional health care strategies. These must be specifically relevant to the individual, based on factors such as their medical conditions, genome, needs, values, and circumstances.

      Proactive: A proactive approach uses strategies that strengthen each patient's innate capacity for health and healing, such as mind-body therapies and nutritional changes to build resilience prior to surgery or chemotherapy.

      Patient-driven: A patient-driven model is rooted in and guided by what matters most to the person, aligning their health care with their day-to-day goals and lifelong aspirations. This is the most critical component, because a personalized, proactive approach that is not based on the individual's values will have little impact. A person who is engaged and inspired is the most likely to achieve the highest possible level of health and well-being.

      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.
      • 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 certification.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Physical requirements outlined below.
      Preferred Experience: The Incumbent must have excellent leadership skills and should be knowledgeable and proficient with VA Performance Measures

      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.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/30/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: DE-10084215-18-OB

      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.