This announcement is for one (1) position as the Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care, and will act as its Service Line Manager for the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System. This position will be located at either the Leavenworth (Dwight D. Eisenhower) Campus or the Topeka (Colmery-O'Neil) Campus, with travel between the two facilities being required.
The Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care is responsible for overall operation, oversight and performance measures of all Geriatrics and Extended Care operations at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System.
Responsibilities include planning, developing and directing administrative and clinic functions of the Geriatrics and Extended Care service.
Oversight to include: Geri-PACT (Patient-Aligned Care Teams), Community Living Centers, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Audiology, Recreational Therapy.
Candidates must possess the skills to interact positively with the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System's leadership team to lead and promote staff excellence, staff development, with experience in an academic setting.
This position provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the service to ensure achieved performance measures.
The position reports directly to the Chief of Staff and serves as a clinical resource for the Executive Leadership Team. Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential, as the successful candidate will lead a multidisciplinary staff in the delivery of excellent health care to our nation's Veterans.
The Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care will be expected to practice within their medical specialty no less than 20% of their total time, in addition to fulfilling administrative responsibilities, be on call, as well as take calls.
The qualified candidate is board-certified, and in good standing, with the American Board of Medical Specialties in Geriatrics or PM&R. Incumbent will maintain a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications.
Work Schedule: Primarily Monday-Friday Day Shift
Functional Statement Title/#: Primary Care Scope of Practice
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.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Board Certification in Geriatrics or PM&R
Recent experience of 2 or more years leadership
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.
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 and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure 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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1977462.
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.