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The VHA Albany Stratton Medical Center, Albany NY is currently looking to fill a geriatric primary care physician vacancy on the Silver Team. This position is located in the Geriatrics Medicine section of the Ambulatory Medicine department. The Geriatric Primary Care physician is responsible for providing comprehensive primary and consultative care within the Geriatric PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) Model. This physician will have a faculty appointment and be involved in academic activities. .The Geriatric Primary Care physician is appointed by the Chief of Staff. This physician is responsible for providing comprehensive primary and consultative care within the Geriatrics PACT model. This physician will have a faculty appointment and be involved in academic activities. Duties include but not limited to: -Provide primary care, identify patients' medical problems, define the medical management of these problems, determine the need for consultation from medical/surgical/psychiatric subspecialty clinics and determine the need for and facilitates admission to the hospital and visits hospitalized patients as appropriate. -Actively participate and contribute to the educational mission of the VA's educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents and/or fellows assigned to Geriatrics Primary Care. -Document in a timely manner in all areas and in accordance with facility policy VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year 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 Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday ; 8:00am to 4:30pm Call Coverage: Back-up- Telephone Only ATTENTION NEW PROGRAM FOR RESIDENT PHYSICIANS Nationally Funded SELRP The Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program (SELRP) provides financial assistance to physicians in the form of a loan repayment to recent graduates of an accredited medical or osteopathic school, and are currently enrolled or matched to a residency identified as a shortage by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan repayment is $40,000 a year with a maximum of $160,000. In return the recipient would agree to serve in a clinical practice at a VA facility for a period of 12 months for each $40,000 of loan repayment with a minimum of 24 months of obligated service. Eligible Specialties: Psychiatry Family Practice Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Urology Emergency Medicine Geriatric Medicine Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States and pass a background investigation. Must be appointed in the occupation for which the recipient was trained (physician). Must be currently enrolled in or matched to a residency receiving training in an eligible specialty (identified above). Have at least 2 years remaining in a residency/fellowship (identified above). Agree to obtain a license to practice medicine, and complete training leading to board eligibility or certification within the specialty trained. Agree to a service obligation of at least 2 years. Must have eligible student debt equal to or more than the amount of the repayment. Preference will be given to veterans, and individuals who are, or will be, participating in residency programs in health facilities - located in rural areas; operated by Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or the Indian Health Service; or affiliated with underserved healthcare facilities of the Department. Covered Costs: Owes any amount of principle or interest under a loan, the proceeds of which were used by or on behalf of that individual to pay costs relating to a course of education or training which led to a degree that qualified the individual to become a physician. Costs relating to a course of education or training include - Tuition expenses; All other reasonable education expenses, including expenses for fees, books, equipment, and laboratory expenses; and Reasonable living expenses. Service Obligation: Participant must agree in writing before any payment to - obtain a license to practice medicine in a State; successfully complete post-graduate training leading to eligibility for board eligibility/certification in a specialty; serve as a full-time clinical practice employee of the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) for 12 months for every $40,000 in such benefits that the employee receives, but in no case for fewer than 24 months; and begin such service no later than 60 days after completing a residency. Fellowship - If the participant receives an accredited fellowship in a medical specialty other that identified above he/she upon written request may delay the term of obligated service until after the completion of the fellowship, but in no case no later than 60 days after the completion of the fellowship For more information, please see the attached flyer or visit the SELRP site at: SELRP - Veterans Affairs (intelliworxit.com). Please share widely!
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.