The Medical Director for the Home and Community Based Program (HBPC) at VACT Health Care System is the senior clinical in charge of the program and is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC team. The Medical Director reports directly to the Manager of Geriatrics & Extended Care. The incumbent works in collaboration with the HBPC Program Director to meet al requirements of the HBPC program. The incumbent is expected to qualify for a faculty appointment and be involved in academic activities with affiliated Medical Schools. The incumbent is also responsible for meeting home care accreditation standards, including, but not limited to VHA and The Joint Commission standards for home care. Duties include but are not limited to:
*Develop and monitor the HBPC performance improvement plan
*Select HBPC team members
*Monitor appropriateness of care provided to patients enrolled in the HBPC Program
*Visit the HBPC patients at their home
*Arrange physician and LIP coverage and communicate the plan coverage to the HBPC team
*Provide direct assessment, evaluation, and care to HBPC enrolled veterans
*Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents and fellows assigned to the HBPC programs;
*Advocate for HPBC with VHA leadership and the medical community;
* Assuming primary medical responsibility for all HBPC patents
* Works with an interdisciplinary team managing the care of chronically ill home-bound patients
*Provide care in collaboration with nurse practitioners on an innovative extended care unit with a mix of sub-acute, long term care, hospice/palliative care and respite patients
*Providing medical and administrative oversight including review and approval of documentation requiring physician's signature for the HBPC patients.
Work Schedule:Monday- Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Functional StatementTitle:HBPC Medical Director, MD
* 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
*Board certification or board eligibility in Geriatric or Family Medicine
*Certification in Geriatrics and/or Palliative Medicine is highly desirable along with experience in home health care.
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.
References: 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 physician should be physically and mentally cable to perform the duties of this position. This position requires potentially long periods of driving, walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing, and requires lifting (home care bags, laptops bags, portable EKG machines or similar equipment). He/she may need to assist family members in transferring or repositioning patients. The position demands flexibility, strong observational, decision-making, and communications skills, the ability to work well with team members as well as diverse populations and abilities. The position requires the ability to maintain composure during stressful situations. This position may requires flexibility in schedule, assignments, and clinical coverage so that the appropriate level of care is provided. Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u).
The following documents are required:
2. Other (see checklist below)
Please use this checklist to make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1993127.
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.