The VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) were established to help increase the basic knowledge of aging, transmit this knowledge to health care providers, and improve the quality of care delivered to elders. The Baltimore GRECC was established in 1992 and has traditionally focused on non-pharmaceutical lifestyle interventions to promote healthy aging and utilizing technology to assist with rehabilitation. The GRECC Associate Director for Clinical (AD/C) is a leadership position within the program responsible for developing, improving, and evaluating the diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and patient education modalities and strategies pertaining to acute and chronic problems and disabilities in the elderly. The position requires skills and experience in developing clinical improvement programs and program evaluation as well as communication and managerial skills. The GRECC AD/C supports the clinical education of health care professional trainees and students through coupling clinical training with the development, improvement, and evaluation of the clinical impact of different educational interventions in geriatrics. Experience with teaching and training fellows and residents is a prerequisite. The GRECC AD/C is required to sustain an independent portfolio of funded research in a field of aging and to conduct research in their primary area of expertise that results in peer-reviewed publications. The ideal candidate is a fellowship trained geriatrician or a neurologist with a geriatric or rehabilitative background who has strong clinical, research, and education credentials, an established track record of conducting scientific research, the ability to work independently with little supervision in devising and implementing strategies to deliver GRECC and Geriatric and Extended Care clinical programs. The incumbent will also have to attend either on the inpatient general medicine service, the inpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit, or interdisciplinary geriatric or neurology outpatient clinics and provide medical oversight to clinical research projects.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Functional Statement Title/#:Physician, GRECC, Associate Director for Education and Evaluation/000000
* Citizenship - U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
* Education - 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 an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
* Licensure and Registration - 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.
* Residency Training - Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
* English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English
* Physical Requirements - Scope of the Examination: The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies
PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS:
Service Chief or Line Manager. A Service Chief or Line Manager physician must demonstrate the following:
(a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty;
(b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.
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.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other(10-2850 Application, License, Registration, or Certification)
*Other Veterans Document
1. CV or Resume to include: contact information; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week if part-time, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; other information such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of experience.(Required) ****Failure to include all the above information in your CV or Resume may result in an ineligible rating of IRSI.****
2. Occupational Questionnaire (Required)
3. Proof of current Certification, Licensure or Registration (Required)
4. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentist, Optometrist, and Podiatrist - http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf(Highly Desired)
5. OF-306 - Declaration of Federal Employment - http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (Highly Desired)
6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference - http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
7. If currently employed in the VA system or another Government agency, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.(required)
8. Unofficial transcripts(s)-official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired; if applicable, supporting documentation from college or university, will also be necessary to prove to the hiring agency that the required educational requirements (conferral) will be met in the near future.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1904260.
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.