The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking a Board Eligible or Board Certified geriatrician for the position of Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Geriatrics and Extended Care. The incumbent not only serves as ACOS but also as the Director of the Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service Line. Faculty appointment at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine will be commensurate with training and achievements. The GEC Service Line is an interdisciplinary care line comprising the disciplines of geriatrics, nursing, psychology, social work, and rehabilitation as well as programs in subacute care, palliative medicine, geriatric primary care, home-based primary care and care coordination/home telehealth. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM-SOM) is the primary academic affiliate of the NMVAHCS. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the UNM-SOM in developing and maintaining high quality programs in research and education. The Unit Division of Geriatric Medicine comprises a Donald W. Reynolds Foundation training initiative, a geriatric fellowship, and a palliative care program, among other geriatric clinical and educational activities. The incumbent works collaboratively with other VA facilities in the Southwest region on critical geriatric health care initiatives. Applicants with academic qualification and experience in the administration of geriatrics and long-term care programs and VA settings are preferred.
The New Mexico VA Health Care System is a tertiary referral center consisting of 176 acute hospital beds, 95 residential rehabilitation treatment program beds and a 36 bed Nursing Home Care Unit. Albuquerque is home to the sole VA hospital in the state but the NMVAHCS operates six (6) VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and five (5) contract CBOCs throughout the State and southern Colorado. Annually, over 64,000 veterans are served with approximately 38,205 hospital days and 685,814 outpatient visits.
Albuquerque is located in the heart of the Land of Enchantment with mild winters and pleasant summers. Year-round golf and tennis, museums, fiestas, theaters, fine dining, music, sports, and numerous cultural activities make the high desert city full of exciting attractions and events. A ride up the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway ends atop the Sandia Mountains with a vista of over 15,000 square miles of magical landscape. To the west the Rio Grande meanders through a cottonwood lined valley, below dormant volcanoes silhouetted against fiery red sunsets.
Work Schedule: ( 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
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a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration. 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 physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
d. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
e. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Board Certification in internal medicine or family medicine.
Fellowship training in Geriatrics
Leadership experience in a primary care setting.
GRADE: To be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) commensurate with experience and education.
SALARY: Salary will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) and is based on experience and education.
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Physical Requirements:?, Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
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