Physician - Geriatric Medicine

Mather, CA 95655

Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Profession Physician

Whether you’re interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you’ll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you’ll get from caring for those who have served our country.

 

The VA Northern California Health Care System is seeking a full-time physician to work 50% Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and 50% Inpatient Palliative Medicine in Sacramento, California. This provider will serve VA patients in the Sacramento area. HBPC is an interdisciplinary team that specializes in care of frail, elderly Veterans, homebound Veterans, and Veterans with life limiting illnesses. HBPC physicians are responsible for the medical care delivered by the HBPC team and assume primary medical responsibility for all the patients in the HBPC program. The physicians are responsible for identification of the patient’s medical problems; defining the medical management of these problems, determining the need for consultation and determining the need for admission to the hospital. The physician attends HBPC team meetings and is available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. This HBPC physician will be responsible for half of the HBPC census. Upon admission, the physician evaluates the patient at home within 30 days the physician completes a full medical evaluation of the patient. He/she attends all team meetings and participates in the formulation of the treatment plan. The treatment plan is used as Doctor’s Orders and he/she signs the treatment plan. At the weekly team meetings, the physician participates in all 30 day, 90 day and annual reviews and signs the treatment plans used as Doctor’s Orders. The physicians are available to the staff during working hours via a cellular phone. He/she works in the home care department and informally meets with all team members at the beginning and end of the day to review patient problems, sign orders, write new medical orders and review cases that the staff have seen during the day, etc. The VA’s HBPC has earned national recognition as the best care delivered anywhere.

 

Academic appointments with UC Davis School of Medicine are available and opportunities for teaching and research abound.

 

Candidate must be: 1) US Citizen, 2) Board Prepared/Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, and 3) Have full, unrestricted medical license in any State. Preferred experience: a subspecialty certification in palliative care and geriatrics is highly recommended.

 

BENEFITS:

  • 26 days paid vacation (1 day accrued each pay period upon employment)
  • 13 days sick leave (1/2 day accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap)
  • 10 paid Federal holidays
  • Competitive Salary
  • Malpractice protection covered by the Federal government
  • Annual Physician Performance Pay
  • Market Pay reviewed biennially for possible increase
  • Outstanding number of health plans from which to choose including vision and dental