Lend direction to your residents with a caring attitude. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Brighten prospects for patients and your career. Connect with your goals and change lives in accomplishing our mission of "Serving Those Who Served" with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are an Attending Physician/Medical Director with a passion for excellence and compassionate care, we invite you to be a part of our team at Orting, WA.
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.
WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.
For more information, visit our website at www.dva.wa.gov.
The hiring manager reserves the right to review application materials and make a hiring decision at any point during this recruitment process. It is in the best interest of the applicant to apply as soon as possible.
The position serves as the primary attending physician and Medical Director for The Washington Soldiers Home, reporting directly to the Superintendent. The community is Medicaid and Medicare Certified and provides 24-hour nursing care, medical care, rehabilitation, and pharmacy services. Residents are served in private rooms and suites offering a private living area.
This position promotes quality care through effective leadership, participative management, open communication and educated decision making. This position is an active participant in establishment and oversight of community medical and nursing policies and procedures as well as input for agency policies and procedures; Assures that proper policies and procedures are adopted and enacted to exceed the requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Administration. The Medical Director leads/manages all operations related to primary care for the medical care of the residents of this facility up to approximately 180 residents.
Admits residents to the appropriate level of care. Understands the relationships between the residents' health conditions and their physical, social, and psychological needs. Performs regulatory visits. Examines and diagnoses patients. Prescribes and administers medical treatment. Orders and interprets laboratory analysis and x-rays. Prepares comprehensive case histories and findings for specialists. Oversees difficult and complex medical cases. Deals with death and dying issues. Coordinates private and VA physician and other allied health services. Reviews/revises medical treatment orders as necessary for all residents.
Directly supervises one Advanced Registered Nurse Practical and one Licensed Practical Nurse 2. Provides professional medical care to residents.
The care and supportive programs and services offered through the WDVA include:
Skilled Nursing Care
On-site Community Transit Service
Beauty & Barber Shop Services
Patriotic Interment Services
Licensed physician in the State of Washington
State of Washington and Federal DEA Certification
Medical Specialty License or Certification
Board certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty
Successfully pass Criminal History Background Check for access to vulnerable adults. (Pre-Employment)
Successfully enrolled as a Medicare Provider (Pre/Post Employment)
Successfully enrolled as a Medicaid Provider (Pre/Post Employment)
Credentialed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to access the Federal VA's Computerized Patient Records System (CPRS) to coordinate patient care. (Pre/Post Employment)
Medical doctor with 3 to 5 years of experience with an elderly patient population which may include experience in a long term care facility
This is a medical professional and management position and as such, must possess a strong technical command over medical practice skills required for provision of medical care services as well as a strong background in leadership and management.