The specialist in geriatrics provides direct or electronic patient care in an outpatient, sub-acute or inpatient setting to elderly patients and those with suspected or confirmed cognitive impairment or other geriatrics syndromes and serves as a consultant to other physicians or primary care physician for elderly patients. The geriatrician is expert in history taking, physical examination, test interpretation, patient counseling and differential diagnosis and medical therapeutics. The geriatrician provides post-acute care to Veterans needing short and intermediate term care in the Community Living Center. The practice of geriatrics is not delimited by the location in which a patient is seen and occurs in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
VA geriatricians receive an academic appointment commensurate with qualification at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). OHSU faculty appointment requires the provider successfully pass the certification examination and maintain board certification in internal medicine or family medicine. Geriatrics added qualification is desired. The incumbent may participate in exchange of clinical services with other divisions at the VA Portland Health Care System as defined in a Memorandum of Understanding between those services.
A "clinician-educator" will spend the majority of his/her time in direct patient care or in the supervision of housestaff and students in both the inpatient, sub-acute care or outpatient settings. Consistent with ACGME policies on medical education, a VA clinician-educator with VA protected time for education and responsibility for trainee supervision must be board certified in the area of practice, or evidenced that the provider possesses qualifications judged acceptable to the Review Committee. In addition to the role as clinician, the Clinician-Educator is encouraged to have either major administrative responsibilities for an educational or clinical program or a record of continuous productivity in research as documented by publications in peer reviewed journals. Clinician-education assignments and time-mapping must be compliant with ACGME policy on trainee education.
A geriatrician is a member of a multidisciplinary team in geriatrics. The duties as assigned by the Geriatrics Section Chief may include:
1. Inpatient (Community Living Center or acute inpatient consultative) duties.
2. Geriatrics clinics, including consultation, longitudinal specialty care and primary care.
3. Taking a leadership role in improving geriatrics education program, including the geriatric medicine fellowship and education of residents and medical students.
4. Supervision of students, residents and fellows in all sites of care.
5. Clinical care of patients with post-acute or respite care needs in collaboration with team members in outpatient, homecare, and CLC settings.
6. Collaboration with other geriatricians and management of templates and order sets to facilitate non-face to face care and E-consultation.
7. Telemedicine: dementia and other geriatrics consultation
8. Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient messages,reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, communicating results to patients, families, caregivers and primary care providers.
This position is focused on management of a Community Living Center patient care panel, maintenance of an outpatient geriatric patient panel with both consultative and primary care duties, and geriatrics education duties.
Teaching is an integral component of the activities of a geriatrics specialist at the Portland VA Health Care System. The incumbent will be expected to have outstanding teaching skills. Teaching will be conducted at the bedside and in clinics, as well as in didactic sessions with learners at all levels. Teaching is an important part of each patient encounter and should be a component of the documentation provided to patients (Aftervisit Summaries) and to referring providers (clinical notes, consultation or e-Consults).
The incumbent will participate in shared coverage of night and weekend call, cross coverage, and other clinical responsibilities of the Geriatrics Section.
Work Schedule: Day Tour Plus on Call Hours
Functional Statement Title: Geriatrics Physician - Community Living Center and VancouverOutpatient Care - DHSM
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
* 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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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.
3 year internal medicine or Family Practice residency in good standing
Have passed or be eligible to take the certifying examination in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the AAFP.
Be eligible to take or have passed the certifying examination in Geriatrics of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Family Medicine.
Physical Requirements: This position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of upt or beyond 10-12 hours each day.
The following documents are required by all applicants:
1. Resume (required)
2. Signed- VA Form 10-2850 (required), "Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors (Revision Jul 2006) (http://www.va.gov/vaforms/)
3. Responses to the questionnaire (required) 4. Copy of your transcript: if you are using education to qualify. 5. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) Please note: ***The signed OF Form 306 must be the current version (Oct/2011) and dated with in the last six months of the closing date of the announcement.***
***If a current VA employee, you do not need to submit the OF Form 306 at this time, ALL OTHERS MUST SUBMIT THE OF Form 306 with application***
6. SF-50- (Required) If you are a current or former federal employee this document is required if using this to support eligibility for the position. please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)
If you are a preference eligible Veteran you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents:
8. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable.
9. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge
Any other documents required by the checklist.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): 1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1965373 2.Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 18, 2017Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: 1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. 2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf. 3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.