This position is 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. Major Duties/Responsibilities: The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) physician is administratively responsible to the Chief, Primary Care Service, or designee. He/she is the Clinical Leader for an integrated leadership team in Primary Care. Provides guidance and collaborates concerning the administrative operations of the PACT clinics. Promotes quality patient care as a clinical expert in Primary Care, and acts as mentor, preceptor, and consultant to the other PACT members and trainees. Works collaboratively with other health care professionals to accomplish patient, service, and medical center goals, promoting and embracing the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care, utilizing Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (ICARE) values throughout the clinic. The selectee will hold the following competences: Examinations - Uses assessment skills to examine patients thoroughly using appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data. Ensures the proper follow-up for the assigned panel of patients. Acts in carrying out patient appointments in the assigned time. Diagnosis - Accurately interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Therapeutic Ability - Initiates appropriate and timely treatment. Recognizes changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patient and has the ability to modify plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Effectiveness in Emergencies - Acts quickly in recognizing emergency situations, and takes timely necessary action. Patient Management - Maintains confidentiality of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills. Acts as a consultant in involving patients in the treatment efforts. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the need for consultation to other facility specialty areas, as well as, does not obtain consult inappropriately. Record keeping - Promptly and completely reports physical examinations and changes in patient status. Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records. Completes and signs all medical notes and completes encounters timely. Processes view alerts and other patient notifications in a timely manner; critical alerts with 48 hours, and routine/moderate alerts within 14 days. Generally, does not allow view alerts to accumulate to greater than 100. Complies with Medical Staff bylaws. Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with OBVAMC credentialing, Federal and State law, and VHA regulations. Provides continuity of patient care by performing patient hand-off when transferring care to another physician. Teaching and mentoring - Serves as a mentor in the role of teacher for fellows, resident, trainees, and other employees. Plans and guides the educational activities to meet the individual needs of the learner. Develops courses, lectures, and/or programs to facilitate objectives. Other duties as assigned. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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.