Overview

GERIATRICIAN/GERIATRICS HOSPITALIST-EDUCATOR

& INTERNAL MEDICINE SITE DIRECTOR

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL (BEDFORD VA HOSPITAL)

VA NEW ENGLAND HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

You are invited to consider applying for the position of Geriatrician/Geriatrics Hospitalist-Educator and/or Internal Medicine Site Director.  These positions are located in the Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) service and Medicine Education service of the Bedford VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, which has the largest long-term care facility in the VA system.

As Geriatrician/Geriatrics Hospitalist-Educator for the Community Living Center and Geriatric Evaluation Management unit, you’ll be part of an interprofessional approach and collaborate with the Primary Care, Mental Health, and Home Based Primary Care services, and have responsibility for the care of Veterans in a broad based geriatric program. You will have a range of clinical responsibilities that include subacute, rehabilitation, long-term, dementia, hospice and geropsychiatric care. We are actively expanding the depth and breadth of its graduate medical education training programs and you can expect to spend up to 25% of your time working with the Chief of Staff training trainees. Preferred experience includes a minimum of two years in related clinical geriatric care. Preference will be given to candidates who are board certified or board eligible in Geriatric Medicine and those who are BC/BE in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine are welcome to apply.

As Internal Medicine Site Director, you will help lead the further development and expansion of internal medicine training at the Bedford VA, to include competency-based curricular innovation, implementation, assessment, and oversight relating to internal medicine trainees’ clinical and academic experiences.  You will be involved in direct teaching and facilitation of educational and scholarly activities, working closely with program directors of affiliated residency program and clinical section chiefs.  You will be a key member of the new health professions education team tasked with developing health professions education throughout the institution. 

Preferred experience includes two or more years’ experience in health professions education and while it is not required, formal training in health professions education is preferred.  There is also potential for someone to have a part-time appointment at Bedford VA and work the remaining time at an academic affiliate.

Bedford is located in the cradle of the nation, with Concord, Lexington, and Boston close by.  If you’d like to enjoy the benefits of living in an area rich in culture, recreational and entertainment amenities, in coastal New England while caring for our veterans, and you’d like more information about filling one or both of these roles, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant for the VA New England Healthcare System to don.rainwater@va.gov.  Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.