Job ID: 289324626  |  Last Updated: 5/3/2018

Director of Geriatrics Medicine Opportunity - American Lake (Tacoma), WA

American Lake VA Medical Center
Tacoma, WA
Applicant Contact
Henry Laguatan
National Healthcare Recruitment
(206) 658-4289
(206) 658-4283
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time physician with advanced training and/or experience in Geriatric Medicine to join our Geriatrics and Extended Care Service as Director of our Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team . This is an outstanding opportunity in the beautiful lakeside setting of the American Lake Division, where year round recreation, entertainment, arts, and culture abound in a spectacular natural setting. The successful candidate will serve as faculty for the VA-DOD Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and will hold clinical privileges at VAPSHCS.

The incumbents primary function will be in the Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) as the Medical Director for a two teamlet service, and carrying a panel commensurate with a half-time Geriatric Primary Care Physician, provide direct patient care in the inpatient or outpatient setting to patients with advanced, often life limiting illnesses, including patients in the Community Living Center; will supervise the clinical activities of geriatric medicine fellows, residents, trainees from other disciplines, and students. Attending physicians participate in extensive formal and informal teaching and learning activities at VAPSHCS,

Recruitment or Relocation Incentives may be authorized.

The VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

VA Physician Benefits
Practice evidence based medicine without the hassle of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!
Utilize the most sophisticated Integrated Electronic Medical Records network with centralized patient registration and billing
Enjoy a competitive salary, 26 vacation days, 10 federal holidays, and 13 sick days annually
A comprehensive Federal Benefits package including malpractice, life, health, 401K, CME, etc.
An unmatched work/life balance and very high quality personal and professional life!
Located at the foot of Mount Rainier and along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State, Tacoma is recognized as a livable and progressive international city. With a population of more than 200K residents, the city that incorporated in 1884 has grown from its historical roots as a home of sawmills and a bustling port that exported goods around the world to a center for international exports, the arts and healthy, affordable living. Today Tacoma is a thriving city with a revitalized downtown that caters to residents and visitors alike with its shopping, dining, theaters and award-winning arts and architecture.

For more information and consideration, contact Hank Laguatan, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, today!

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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

Careers in virtually all specialties, with opportunities to be involved in research and academics and remember - with one unrestricted license, you can practice anywhere! Great benefits and leadership programs to boot!

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