Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
07/02/2019 to 07/01/2020
Pay scale & grade
$185,000 to $210,000 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
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RECRUITMENT AND RELOCATION INCENTIVES ARE APPROVED
The Eastern Kansas Health Care System is currently seeking a board eligible or board certified experienced, qualified physician for a Geriatric Medicine position at the Topeka, KS campus.
This position is designed for approximately 50% time in Community Living Center (CLC) nursing facility care and approximately 50% time in geriatric ambulatory care, in the setting of a Geriatrics-PACT (primary care team, patient-aligned team). There are currently three Community Living Centers serving veterans in Topeka, serving a mix of patient types. A newly renovated unit is coming on line which will provide skilled nursing facility/post-acute care and hospice care, which will initially occupy a majority of this position's time. The GeriPACT is not yet launched. The distribution of effort between various geriatrics care settings in the Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) service line will flex as needed during the build-phases of these programs. Working collaboratively with other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants is required. The incumbent must be able to work collaboratively with multiple health care disciplines, as well as with facility leadership and non-clinical areas involved in providing infrastructure for safe patient care.
Clinical Duties: include, but are not limited to: Provide high quality patient care in variety of settings as above; Serve as a key clinical resource for matters involving geriatric services; Provide comprehensive care for our ambulatory patients including diagnosis and ongoing treatment of assigned patients; Provide effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from other Services/Departments; Order lab tests, x-rays, EKG's and other diagnostic procedures; Initiate or expedite requests for consults, special tests, or studies; Coordinate with
Community Care [HCA1]
for services provided outside the VA health care system; Assess Veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and physical assessment skills; Identify acute and/or chronic health problems; Assess and manage geriatric syndromes such as falls, gait and balance disorders, failure to thrive, incontinence, memory loss, including dementia, polypharmacy, depression, osteoporosis and sleep disturbance. Coordinate with pharmacy for medication reconciliation, and polypharmacy redirection; coordinate with social work and psychology and nursing and other health disciplines to meet patient needs. Complete all documentation and encounter information in a timely manner.
In addition to face to face patient care, the incumbent will also participate in all required elements of indirect patient care such as interdisciplinary team meetings, care planning meetings, open encounter & open consult management, CPRS documentation rules and requirements, adherence to clinic procedures for patient scheduling & access, ensuring staff productivity, oversight of relevant performance measures, and participation in the system redesign processes. Incumbent will arrange coverage as needed and communicate it to team members and will participate in coverage of other Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) providers as needed, including managing their CPRS alerts and other related cross coverage tasks. Will participate in education of geriatric fellows and other learners if assigned to relevant rotations in their work area, and fulfill related educational administrative tasks as required.
Other Duties: The incumbent also participates in leadership responsibilities as assigned, including but not limited to participation in staff meetings, committees, and peer review processes. Will report clinical events to leadership, including those requiring issue briefs. Will maintain all VA training requirements and those of all members of the Medical Staff. Will maintain all credentials required for licensure, privileging and re-privileging, ability to prescribe medications, and related requirements for clinical care without interruption. Will participate in initial and ongoing professional practice evaluation processes and in chart review processes. Will adhere to employee health requirements. Will demonstrate adherence to tour of duties, timely requests for leave and for clinic cancellations, and other administrative requirements for VA employees.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to Leavenworth may be required for cross coverage or rare meetings.
Conditions Of Employment
- United States Citizenship Required; 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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/01/2020.
- 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 Certification 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:This position requires light to moderate lifting (15-45 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; walking; bending; stopping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing (aid permitted).
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Professional Certification
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/01/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10539727.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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