The PACT Modernization Administrative Provider is responsible for the overall management of patients enrolled for healthcare services provided by the Tennessee Valley Health Care System, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Responsible for clinic oversight, data review, chart audits, and educational tasks associated with clinic operations, and provides leadership and direction to support staff assigned to this clinic. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: The work is largely office based and in a sedentary setting. No manual labor is required above ordinary situations. Incumbent must be capable of using a computer given that all clinical charting is electronic. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified individuals. EDRP Authorized: This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting PRIMARY ROLES Offers assistance with administrative medicine care for all Veterans on the panel, with an emphasis on completing forms, assisting with preventive medicine screening, panel and population management, and care coordination. Helps facilitate PACT clinic flow. Does tasks that require a provider but do not necessarily require in person interaction with the patient. The Administrative Provider communicates regularly with the PACT team members. May assist with in person or virtual patient care for annual wellness visits or same day care if needed if reports through primary care. Teamwork! PATIENT CARE Promotes same day access by assisting with coverage for walk in/same day visits as needed (if this is listed in functional statement) Provides multiple modalities of care including virtual, phone, in person, group medical visits, Secure Messaging, etc Provides administrative medicine care for all Veterans on panel; including evaluating appropriate data, gathering appropriate information and completing forms. Assists with evaluation of, sharing information from, and appropriate inclusion in EHR on outside medical records. Assists with review of panel and focus on population management of medically complex patients and patients experiencing acute exacerbations of their chronic conditions. Monitors Team performance to assist and guide the Team in setting goals for improvement utilizing PACT tools; examples: Diabetes Outliers in Almanac - works with Team to manage all diabetics on the panel placing high priority on patients with Al C >9 Opioid Registry - uses database to assist the Team in managing at risk chronic pain patients on opioids Periodically reviews eQMs for outliers Assists with performing a wellness exam once a year for each patient on the panel when Veteran agrees to this exam Uses Almanac, Compass and other pt oriented dashboards to help to identify high risk patients and refer Veterans for care and case management, PT, CPS, PCMHI etc when needed, Refers Veterans to other Team members as appropriate, Refers Veterans to self-management programs and resources, Provides patient education and patient education materials ADMINISTRATIVE SCOPE OF DUTIES Is knowledgeable of and ensures compliance with a) VHA Handbooks and Directives, b) VISN policies, c) Medical Center Memorandum and d) Service Policies and Procedures pertinent to provider operations. Is knowledgeable and capable for responding to Congressional inquiries. Is knowledgeable and in compliance with accreditation standards, including IG, Joint Commission, and other applicable survey/oversight entities. Is knowledgeable and in compliance with Safety and Environment of Care (EOC) standards and programs including the following: a. SDS Requirements b. The Joint Commission EOC Standards c. Disposal of Hazardous Wastes d. GEMS Program e. Facility Emergency Preparedness Plan f. Facility Safety Plan g. Infection Control Guidelines h. Management of RME ** Many other duties as assigned/outlined by Functional Statement Work Schedule: .50 FTE - 20 hours per week"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.