This position is located in Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Viera Outpatient Clinic. We are seeking a board certified, experienced, qualified Geriatrician trained physician. The candidate will primarily provide ambulatory Geriatric care services and focus on primary Geri-Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) care delivery, program development, quality assurance and performance improvement. Incumbent will also participate in other Geriatric programs as needed such as Tele-Health, and Home Care. Duties include but are not limited to:
* Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education.
* Function as an integral part of a Geri-PACT multi-disciplinary team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services.
* Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems.
* Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services.
* Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral.
* Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment.
* Initiate, evaluate and change orders for medications.
* Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement.
* Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care and ongoing management outcomes.
* Respond to computerized "alerts" indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to health line requests from Veterans/family members.
* Follow performance measure guidelines, including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS.
* Work effectively with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team and other OVAMC staff.
* Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands.
* Promote all OVAMC initiatives.
Preferred Experience: Extensive experience in Geriatric Primary Services.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expensesare notauthorized for this position.
- Must be a citizen or National of the United States.
Must possess adegree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic 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.
Must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
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.
- Must be proficient in both the spoken and written English language. Required by 38 U.S.C. 7402 (d) and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: Extensive experience in Geriatric Primary Services.
After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
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 IN YOUR RESUME OR CV, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
National Service Experience: 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulatinga diagnosis and treatment plan and educating residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours)and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document types(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Documents
- SF-50 (current or former federal employee, showing your title, grade, and step)
- ECFMG (if applicable)
This form will be required upon selection, but can be submitted at time of application:?,
Please make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees) as you will not be contacted for additional information.
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 1961158.
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.