The Medical Director for the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Salem VA Medical Center is a licensed, board-certified physician with advanced clinical experience as well as demonstrated administrative and leadership skills. The CLC Medical Director assumes the physician leadership role in answering and following all Community Living Center (CLC) consults in a timely manner in conjunction with the CLC Consult team. The duties and responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following: Actively engages in case finding, developing and maintaining CLC program education for the facility, quality improvement and administrative functions of the CLC Unit. Acts as a liaison and primary care provider for the community care agencies. Covers a number of inpatient unit beds in the Community Living Center (CLC) and participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) CLC meetings as well as Geriatrics and Extended Care staff meetings. Provides routine care to residents admitted to the CLC, to include both Long-Term and Short-Term care. As the CLC care program grows, this requirement will be scaled back. Works with the CLC care team in the CLC to develop optimal care for the veterans on this unit. Works to develop and staff an outpatient care clinic with the assistance of the CLC team. On a consultative basis, patients will receive geriatric care evaluation and follow up after discharge from the hospital. Teaches students, residents and fellows in the ward setting about geriatric care. Develops and maintains an educational folder for house staff to cover night/weekend geriatric care. Develops and maintains educational modules for geriatric medical staff. Work Schedule: Full time Tour of Duty: 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-55 days of annual paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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) CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.