This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: None Preferred Experience: Experience in geriatrics and/or long term care for >1+ years and/or Board certification or board eligibility in Geriatrics 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. Physical Requirements: The tasks of this position generally include sitting, standing, occasional crouching or kneeling. The physician must be able to use both hands, walk (up to 3 hours); stand (up to 3 hours.) They also must have the ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision should be correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing aid permitted. Considerable manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination are also required. This includes frequent observation of a computer screen. Also, must be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which demands coordination and stamina. ["The Geriatric and Extended Care (G&EC) Physician is aligned in the Geriatrics and Extended Care (G&EC)Service Line, based at the Wilmington VAMC in Wilmington, DE. The Physician evaluates and manages adults who have complex medical conditions including disorders in all of the subspecialties in the broad field of adult medicine and geriatric medicine as well as functional impairment. As part of the G&EC service, the Physician works as part of an interdisciplinary team and participates in care plan meetings. Duties include but are not limited to: Provide care in the inpatient attending physician service in the Community Living Center ( CLC) and/or inpatient geriatric consultations. Provide clinical oversight to advanced practice providers (APP) when needed. Cross coverage for GEC physicians/APPs during absences. Attendance and participation at the G&EC Meetings. Participation in the education activities of trainees. Managing the appropriate interdisciplinary coordination of the actions of multiple health professionals including physicians, nurse, social workers, dieticians, and rehabilitation specialists in the assessment and implementation of treatment. Conducting evaluation, consultation, and provision of hospice and palliative care for patients with life-threatening or severe, advanced illness. This includes assessment of suffering and quality of life, managing terminal symptoms, patient/family education and bereavement. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes, approved Learn more. Recruitment Incentive: Yes, Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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