Bourbon, bluegrass and year-round fun. Louisville is Kentucky's largest city. Home to both the Kentucky Derby and Muhammad Ali. You can sip some of the world's finest spirits along the Urban Bourbon Trail, visit landmarks honoring some of history's greatest influencers and dine at award-winning restaurants - all in the same day. Of course, you can't say you've been to Louisville until you tour Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum where the annual Kentucky Derby horse race is held. The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1 b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)This position is eligible for EDRP , a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your EDRP application. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office . Learn more Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory 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 The Physician serves as the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics & Extended Care (GEC) Service. Will provide some clinical patient care as an Attending Physician, will supervise other GEC providers. As the Deputy ACOS, the Physician will act as backup for the ACOS, GEC for all aspects of GEC operations. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Geriatric Outpatient Clinics, HBPC, Transitional Care, and Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine consults in all settings. The Deputy ACOS, GEC is responsible for the assistance with the overall operation, oversight, planning, and management of GEC Service. This position provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for GEC Service to ensure appropriate performance measures are achieved. Examples include optimization of Geriatric Primary Care and Specialty clinic access and efficiency, HBPC program outcomes, inpatient and ED consult services. The Deputy ACOS, GEC will be expected to collaborate with other service lines and periodically with other VA medical centers, and to support compliance with various oversight administrative and clinical entities. The position anticipates clinical, teaching, and administrative contributions, the proportions fluctuating in response to service needs. This position reports directly to the ACOS, GEC. Duties may include but are not limited to: Monitoring and ensuring that all Geriatric programs and clinics comply with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission (JC) standards, and other regulations. Overseeing professional and administrative activities within the assigned division including selection, orientation, and continuing education of staff in collaboration with other Physician leaders. Submit performance evaluations in a timely manner. Complete Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations for staff. Ensure that VA policies regarding access, productivity, and quality care are adhered to. Assisting in coordination of program development to strengthen GEC Service clinical programs and operational issues; and advise the ACOS, GEC about the adequacy and appropriateness of the organizations scope of services and its professional and support staff. Assuring that individuals with clinical privileges competently provide service within the scope of privileges granted. Recommending appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the Service and others requesting privileges within the Service. Developing and implementing policies and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes. Utilizing at least 40% of their time providing clinical services to Veterans within their specialty and privileges. These duties may include clinic appointments, HBPC, inpatient Hospice team, Palliative Medicine and Geriatric consultations. Some weekend and call coverage required. Duties also include supervising and instructing Medical Students, Residents or Geriatric Fellows as needed in an Interdisciplinary Team setting. Participate in their clinical and administrative duties as assigned by the ACOS, GEC. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.