Physician - CLC Medical Director

Salem, Virginia
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time

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


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; 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


Basic Requirements:
  • 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.
  • Board certification.
Preferred Experience:
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Embraces and initiates new treatment programs and technologies
  • Interested in the pursuit of excellence
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:
The physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting; prolonged standing and sitting; frequent bending; walking (distance); climbing; reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive); repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall; reasoning; problem-solving; hearing; speaking clearly; writing legibly; reading; logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes-fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities; frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions; and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes-noisy environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous materials.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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