Join us in beautiful Ozark country (Poplar Bluff, MO) where boating, hiking and outdoor activity await! The Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center is seeking a Geriatrician Program Director. This is a new physician opening that will have creative direction in establishing the Geriatric program at the medical center.
Clinical duties include but are not limited to oversight and facilitation of the process of all admissions to the CLC, including those from acute care facilities; carrying a panel of CLC inpatients in collaboration with nurse practitioners, providing oversight of the care provided by other CLC providers; and providing consultations and interventions to enhance the quality of clinical care in the CLC. After hours on call duties for weeknights and weekends are shared with other JJP VAMC physicians. Coverage of inpatient unit or Urgent Care when provider not available, approximately 8-12 weeks per year.
Administrative duties include but are not limited to monitoring and maintaining quality measures in the CLC; responsibility for survey preparedness and implementation of LTCI and Joint Commission requirements and recommendations; and participation in both CLC and Medical Center committees to identify issues and seek solutions to problems. You'll collaborate with the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care, Associate Director of Patient Care Services, and CLC Nurse Managers.This position reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Specialty Care Services.
Preferred candidates will possess the following:
At least 2 years of experience in a post-acute/long-term care setting is required. Board-certification/eligibility and/or significant experience in Geriatric Medicine is preferred. AMDA certification and/or completion of AMDA curriculum in Medical Direction is preferred. Inpatient Acute Care/Urgent Care experience considered a plus.
Work Schedule: Full-time, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Weekend coverage in rotation with other providers.
MD/DO from accredited university
Current, full, unrestricted medical license in any US state
Completion of US residency or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: performance pay authorized
paid malpractice and tail
exceptional federal benefits package
Internal Number: 000003
About Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.