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Physician(Geriatrics)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Augusta
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be reviewed bi-weekly. First review will be June 13, 2019.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The CLC (a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in a long-term care setting) includes rehabilitation, skilled care, long term care and hospice. The incumbent will be expected to perform clinical care of patients with multiple complex health problems in a long-term care setting. The individual must be able to work collaboratively with other health care disciplines. The physician will address the quality of life of patients and their families facing serious illness, thorough the prevention, assessment, and treatment of pain and other physical, psychological, and spiritual difficulties. Major duties will include, but are not limited to:


  • Assessing Veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and physical assessment skills;
  • Identifying acute/non-acute chronic health problems;
  • Ordering and evaluating appropriate diagnostic tests;
  • Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic diseases;
  • Conducting appropriate preventative screens and diagnostic tests;
  • Sharing decision making with Veterans in medical treatment;
  • Facilitating clear goals of care to patients and their families and/or caregivers;
  • Ensuring access to appropriate supportive care services;
  • Weekly participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases; and,
  • Performance of other duties as assigned.


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.

    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.
    • 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.


      Preferred Experience: Board eligible or board certified in Geriatrics preferred.

      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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Augusta , Physician(Geriatrics), Healthcare , Augusta, Georgia

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