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Physician / Family Practice / Alabama / Permanent / Medical Director o

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

The Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) located in Tuskegee, AL is searching for a BE/BC Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Physician or completion of a Geriatric Fellowship to join their leadership team as the Medical Director for the Geriatrics Patient Aligned Care Team (GERI-PACT). The Medical Director for GERI-PACT of the Outpatient Clinic is accountable to the ACOS/GEC&R or designee for the coordination and oversight of clinical and administrative activities in the outpatient clinic. The physician is responsible for performance improvement activities in the clinic. He/she directs and supervise clinical activities of the Geriatrics Primary Care providers. The physician devotes 80% of time to direct patient care, serves as a role model for peers. The physician is responsible for the oversight and coordination of process improvement initiatives, assuring teamwork, and addressing customer service issues in the clinic. The position includes management and administrative responsibilities. Responsibilities 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 to Veterans in the Geriatric Primary Care team setting; outpatients include both scheduled and unscheduled Veterans. Functions as an integral part of a Geriatric Primary Care multi-disciplinary team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide, patient care and services. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems. Initiates appropriates referrals and consultation to other clinical services. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral. Validates the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment. Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medication. Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goal for health maintenance/improvement. Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessment, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter, recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter. Promote all PACT initiatives. Coordinate clinic schedules, including provider and clerical staff leave requests. Develop and administer performance plans and appraisals for subordinates as required by VA regulations. Work Schedule: Full Time. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday). On-call if required, alternating one week on and one off. Recruitment Incentive Authorized. Relocation Expense: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to Salary Range: Up to $230,000 per year QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens). b. 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 one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. c. 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. d. Physical Standards. All applicants must meet the physical requirements established for this position. e. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required. Board eligibility or board certification in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine or Geriatric Fellowship is required. Geriatric Fellowship is preferred. PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency. BENEFITS: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at

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