The Geriatric & Geriatric Evaluation Management Physician will provide quality provide high quality patient centered care as assigned at the Community Living Center and Geriatric Primary Care Clinic at the Kerrville VA Medical Center, Kerrville, Texas. Physicians board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine are welcomed to apply. Fellowship training in Geriatrics is highly desired. The Geriatric Physician is overall responsible for serving as key clinical primary point of accountability for patient involving Geriatric services and collaborate with other providers and specialist in and outside of the VA system to manage patients' health requiring inpatient and/or outpatient care. Additional duties include the following: Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare issues, histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies for patient at home. Communicates and consults regularly with other providers in primary and specialty care to assist in the care of geriatric patients as needed. Perform evidence-based practices to enhance symptom management of geriatric patients to include Palliative and end of life care when appropriate. Facilitate clarification and education to patient and family goals of care. Consults with the interdisciplinary care teams to establish a written plan of care. Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases. Implement strategic care plan to appropriately facilitate utilization and access to quality of life services. Monitor quality and service metrics across the continuum of care to ensure departmental goals are achieved. Provide education of staff. Responsible for meeting accreditation standards, including, but not limited to VHA and the Joint Commission standards for home care, for ensuring that the primary care services provided. Provides clinical oversight of the assigned Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants who function within these services. Will serves on GERI-PACT Team as Primary Care Physician and provide coverage for the on-site Community Living Center. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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