RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED Education Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected, please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator. The Physicians (MD/DO) in Primary Care (PACT) is accountable for adhering to established policies and standards of care/standards of practice in evaluating, tracking, and following up on patient care. The MD/DO works in collaboration with heath care professionals to provide longitudinal case management of the PCP's entire PACT panel with independent care delivery for acute/same day needs, or when otherwise requested by the PCP. Major Duties/Responsibilities 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. Proficient in Tele-Health to home visits (VA Video Connect), and Comprehensive Women's Health care. 4. Document all medical information in an electronic medical record. 5. Perform medication reconciliation. 6. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Note: This is a Bargaining Unit Position.
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.