School/Unit: School of Medicine
Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Internal Medicine
Purpose of Position:
The VCUHS Advanced Geriatric Care Program is a multi-faceted care system including: office-based medical care for those who are comparatively mobile; home-based care both short-term and long-term for those that are less mobile; nursing home care; inpatient consult service; behavioral health counseling; pharmacy consultation; fully developed telemedicine services (triage, counseling, monitoring, video-visits); and care management and social work services. Patients will receive primary care if they need or want a new medical home and consultative care if their medical home is strong but needs augmentation with geriatric consultation, home care, telemedicine or other consultative service.
Teaching: To support teaching directly via interactions with Fellows, residents, medical students, and non-physician professionals.
Research: To support the research mission of the Division.
Service: To provide service of the highest quality to the people of the state of Virginia and beyond.
Clinical: Anticipated clinical effort is 90%. The workload and time commitments are commensurate with existing Geriatrics faculty.
Duties: Participate in rotations on the inpatient Geriatric Medicine Consult service.(approximately 50% of effort) To be responsible for managing a panel of patients throughout the continuum of care. (Approximately 40% of effort) To assure that care is timely, appropriate, of high quality, and cost effective. To create and enhance systems to assure that all patients receive planned, evidence-based care and care is fully coordinated with ongoing continuity for the patient, family and caregiver. To work collaboratively with Attendings, Fellows, Residents, NPs, and other staff to ensure a team-based approach to care is fostered. To understand and welcome the importance of roles as care providers, team members, and major influencers of our community's perception of the geriatrician's quality and service. Sharing night call (one in ten currently).
Other: (administrative duties, etc.) Submit billing and document care as required by the organization. Abide by all medical staff requirements. Participate in quality initiatives.
Board Certified/Board Eligible in Geriatric Medicine
Must be comfortable working with an interdisciplinary team including nurse practitioners and pharmacists, and must integrate well with members of an extended care team.
Must have direct experience managing complex inpatient and outpatient geriatric patients with a solid understanding of the geriatrician role and function.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Experience with CERNER electronic health record preferred.
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