Director, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line
VA Boston Healthcare System – Veterans Health Administration
The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) seeks a full-time, dynamic physician to lead its Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service Line. As GEC Director, the incumbent reports to the VABHS Chief of Staff and plays a leadership role in the medical center.
The GEC Director provides leadership to a 114-bed inpatient community living center (CLC) at the Brockton campus. The CLC specializes in restorative and rehabilitation medical care, hospice and palliative care, and limited longer-term dementia care and is integrated with acute medical and surgical care at the West Roxbury campus. The CLC hosts postgraduate medical trainees and trainees from multiple allied health professions. The GEC Director also provides oversight for outpatient programs, including adult day health and homemaker/home health aide and community nursing homes. Directors of the CLC and non-institutional care programs report to the GEC Director.
Applicants should have management experience with a commitment to interdisciplinary and patient-centered approaches to care delivery in older adults. This should be accompanied by Board Certification or equivalent expertise in Geriatrics. Accomplishments should be commensurate with academic appointment as Assistant Professor or higher at Harvard Medical School (HMS) or Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). The incumbent must have an MD or equivalent degree and an unrestricted licensure in any state. U.S. Citizenship is required.
The selected candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) under the guidelines and provisions of the program and available funding. A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
VABHS is the principal tertiary referral center for Veterans from throughout New England and is strongly affiliated with HMS and BUSM. VABHS provides the full spectrum of inpatient, residential, and outpatient medical-surgical and mental health services across three major campuses (Brockton, West Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain), five community-based outpatient clinics, and several residential rehabilitation facilities. VABHS hosts VA’s second largest research program, and is host to the Million Veteran Program, the world’s largest genomic biorepository. VABHS also hosts a division of the New England Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), which provides a strong infrastructure for research, quality improvement, and geriatrics training. Trainees from geriatrics, hospice and palliative care, psychiatry, nursing, social work, rehabilitation, psychology, and PA programs rotate regularly through the CLC.
Compensation will be competitive with the major academic medical centers in the region. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, we offer a generous leave and benefits package. For more information, visit: www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance .
The VABHS, HMS and BUSM are Equal Opportunity Employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to: VHABHSBostonGECsearch@va.gov
Learn about VA Boston Healthcare System at: http://www.boston.va.gov/
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