The Charleston VAMC Geriatrics & Extended Care Service is recruiting for an energetic, full-time board eligible/board certified geriatrician/palliative care physician to provide clinical care, supervise residents and students, and perform/support research in areas relevant to geriatrics and palliative care.
This physician provides coverage in the Hospice/Palliative Care Clinic for ongoing outpatient management as well as care coordination and providing education regarding diagnosis, prognosis, treatment goals, and symptom management and manages an inpatientGeriatrics Service. The incumbent will also provide coverage inPalliative Care to include outpatients and inpatient consults. Incumbent will be expected to actively participate in the education of internal medicine trainees and work with variety of other disciplines. Additional duties mayinclude providing physician coverage for the Home Based Primary Care Program in the Charleston VAMC catchment area.
Board certification/board eligibility in geriatrics and/or palliative care medicine is preferred.
Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday thru Friday, Some Weekends and Holidays
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Board eligible/board certified in Geriatrics and/or Pallative Care Medicine
Physician Staff Requirements:
Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Physical Requirements:?, Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Use of fingers, Walking, Standing, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted)
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.
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:
*Other(VA FORM 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available athttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required)
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 1863629.
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.