The Physician works in collaboration with heath care professionals to provide longitudinal case management of the PCP's entire PACT (Patient-Aligned Care Teams) panel with independent care delivery for acute/same day needs, or when otherwise requested by the PCP. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). The duties and responsibilities of the Physician (PACT) include but are not limited to: Provide independent care delivery for chronic, acute/same day medical needs. The type of care is served to the Veteran population, with diseases consistent with those seen in the general population namely diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental health disorders, etc. A part of your responsibility is to write orders for diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, consult with specialty service, and utilize computerized/electronic medical records. Major function of the position includes Health risk Assessment, goal setting for prevention, and chronic diseases management. A major focus is in preventive medicine with focus on the achievement of positive outcomes for patients, improve coordination of care, decrease clinic waits or delays, and appropriate use of resources. Provide direct patient care to include, but are not limited to: history and physicals, medication management, evaluation of diagnostic tests and treatment planning, clinical reminder completion as applicable. Function as a leader in the PACT approach in the delivery of care, which emphasizes a team-based approach to healthcare. Oversee PACTs compliance to Message Manager, MyHealtheVet, and encounter completion. Proficent in Tele-Health to home visits (VA Video Connect), and Comprehensive Women's Health care. Document all medical information in an electronic medical record. Perform medication reconciliation. Other duties as assigned. Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): available for a highly qualified candidate Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see info in Education section. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 7:30am to 4:00pm OR 8:00am to 4:30pm Bargaining Unit: This is a Bargaining Unit position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.