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. This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Applications will be reviewed weekly or at the request of management. This announcement will remain open until filled or until closed at the request of management. PHYSICIAN PACKAGE VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17SSUCCOE@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 DUTIES The Staff Primary Care Physician functions as the physician leader within a multidisciplinary PACT team or as a float or gap provider assigned to provide comprehensive, collaborative acute and continuity care to an assigned panel of Veterans as well as to patients outside of the assigned panel when Veteran care indicates a need for such. Medical care is delivered in accordance with current clinical practice guidelines with attention to prevention via utilization of evidence-based clinical decision-making tools. In addition to the provision of high-quality medical care, PACT Physicians demonstrate excellence in customer service via compassionate and informed interpersonal relationships with Veterans, family members and staff. PACT Physicians report directly to the assigned Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and ultimately to the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care (ACOS/PC). Ongoing, continuous care of one or more assigned panel(s) of Veterans. Utilizes all available tools, such as registries, to enable effective and efficient identification and intervention of individual patients and cohorts. Ensures appropriate evaluation and access is provided to patients assigned to the patient panel. Functions at the full extent of the team member's relevant clinical privileges, credentials, scopes of practice, elements of practice, certification, functional statement, or other VHA or local facility approved documentation of competency. Participates in team performance improvement and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency and care delivery to patients. Manages communications and facilitating safe transitions of patients between the PACT's site of care and other health care settings, using informal and formal communication methods, as appropriate. Provides health education and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic care management, and self-management skills to patients and personal support persons, commensurate with the documented expertise or professional training of the PACT member. Engages patients in using health care, encouraging patients to engage personal support persons, receiving input from patients and personal support persons regarding VA care. Uses formal and informal communications that are respectful, effective, timely, and bidirectional with all team members (including the patient and personal support persons) to convey significant, clinically relevant information for the care of the patient. Ensures the patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care. Reviews available clinical and performance data with the team, focusing on continuous improvement of critical team processes. Ensures the patient has same-day access for face-to-face and telephone care visits during regular clinic hours. Provides gender specific care in accordance with VHA Directive 1330.01 Health Care Services for Women Veterans such as but not limited to routine pap smear screening, breast health and management of menopause and osteoporosis. May participate in teaching/supervision of medical students and residents. Ensures that patients are made aware of normal diagnostic results within 14days and abnormal tests results requiring action within a clinically appropriate time interval and not more than 7 days Responds to the Patient Advocate inquiries within specified period of time to resolve patient complaints Responds to coding inquiries within 7 days Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
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