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Physician - GeriPACT Medical Director

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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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 Veterans Affairs.

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Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases.

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 per year

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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.

Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

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 following:

  • 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 offerings.
  • Serves as Staff Physician with affiliated GeriPACT programs including GeroFIT, Memory Clinic and the Falls reduction clinic.

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

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0602 Medical Officer

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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 Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • 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 onboarding process
  • 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 are met.

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 (Endocrinology).
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience and training in the care of frail, elderly patients
  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

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 (aid permitted).


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.

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