Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System (SLVHCS) is recruiting for the Section Chief of Home and Community Services within the Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service. We currently provide care through a broad range of coordinated services within the home, clinic, community, in-patient and institutional settings. The Home and Community programs provide a broad array of home-based services. Current Home and Community services include Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) as primamry care model of care, Hospital @ Home (H@H) with its acute/subacute focus, Medical Foster Home, Life-line Emergency Response Service, Purchased Skilled Care, Contract Nursing Home, Contract Adult Day Care Services, Respite Services, Home Tele-health and Home Hospice. Future Home and Community services may include expanded HBPC and Hospital @ Home services, as directed by patient needs.
The successful incumbent will have a record of accomplishments clinically, academically, and administratively. The Section Chief of Home and Community Services will provide oversight in the administrative duties of the home-based services, including HBPC and Hospital at Home Programs. These administrative duties could include opportunities for further development of HBPC and H@H, as directed by patient needs. The Home and Community Section Chief provides clinical oversight delivered by the HBPC and Hospital @ Home teams. The incumbent may serve on medical center, VISN and/or national committees. The incumbent will also have direct clinical responsibilities of a panel of HBPC/H@H patients, working collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members in providing clinical care; may conduct house calls as directed by policy and clinical need; and will have duties that may include on-call coverage on a rotating basis, typically limited to telephone coverage; medical supervision to fellows and residents; and serving as a collaborating/supervising physician to mid-level providers. Other duties as assigned by the GEC Service Chief. The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, his peers and all other employees. Expertise and/or BE/BC in Geriatric Medicine is preferred. The incumbent must also meet all regulatory requirements for Physician per VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G2. The Department of Veteran Affairs is an AA/EEO employer and is strongly committed to policies of non-discrimination and affirmative action in employment. Salary depends on qualifications and level of expertise. In addition, the candidate may qualify for an academic appointment with one of the academic affiliate(s).
TOUR OF DUTY:
Monday-Friday, Weekends and Other Shifts as needed, (40 hour work week/80 hour two week pay period).
Physician (Section Chief Home and Community)
(Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office)
This is a Non Bargaining Unit Position.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
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.
The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, his peers and other employees. Home-based experience and/or BE/BC in Geriatrics is preferred.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (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.
Physical Requirements: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of an initial two (2) - year probationary period, if not already served. Also, this position requires completion of an initial one (1) - year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if not already served.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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.
Your resume may be submitted in any format (ex. bullet or paragraph).
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determination, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 TAG:VacancyID.
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.