The Geri-PACT Medical Director is a physician who is responsible
for the overall medical care delivered by the GeriPACT Team for the
Geriatrics & Extended Care (GEC) Service Line of the VA Puget Sound
Healthcare System in the American Lake Division, Department of
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Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an
additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular
Paid Time Off: (Full-time physicians) Annual leave at the rate
of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate
of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays
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
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
Incentive(s): EDRP/PCS/Recruitment/Relocation incentive are not
authorized for this position.
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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the
- Responsible for overall clinical supervision and management of
patients in the GeriPACT Program.
- Works in conjunction with Nurse Manager and Administrative
Manager to oversee daily operations of the clinic.
- Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of medical
systems to deliver quality health care for the GeriPACT patients,
which includes performance improvement activities.
- Develops/coordinates strategic and operational planning,
establishes workload targets, reviews staffing and resource
utilization and monitors performance measures.
- Monitors appropriateness of referrals and care provided to
patients in the GeriPACT Program.
- Coordinates the educational and clinical experience of trainees
assigned to the Geri-PACT Program.
- Actively participate in Geriatric teaching service to include
months as Attending Physician as well as ongoing educational
- Serves as Staff Physician with affiliated GeriPACT programs
including GeroFIT, Memory Clinic and the Falls reduction
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Experience and training in the care of frail, elderly
- Board certified in Geriatric medicine
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.
Heavy lifting (45 lbs), straight pulling (6 hrs), pushing (2
hrs), use of fingers, walking (6 hrs), standing (2 hrs), repeated
bending (6 hrs), ability to distinguish basic colors, and hearing
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.
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