Incumbent provides primary care services to patients at one of the VISN facilities through a combination of virtually and in-person care as part of an interprofessional primary care team in the VHA PACT model. The incumbent provides primary care to Veterans through CVT and occasional travel to VISN medical centers. The incumbent will coordinate communication, development, deployment and support for sites within VISN 10 that are migrating to the Cerner electronic health record platform. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. 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 include, but are not limited to: Provides leadership, management, and oversight of providers and/or programs that support VISN CRH Primary Care delivery of care to sites going "live" with Cerner, unless otherwise noted. Collaborates in the development and maintenance of written policies and procedures defining operational requirements for the CRH Primary Care Cerner mitigation program. Functions as the CRH Primary Care subject matter expert and enforces Primary Care and CRH policies and procedures. Independently leads the recruitment and selection of all new CRH Primary Care Cerner mitigation section staff with a significant and active role in the selection of applicants. Uses advanced clinical knowledge and virtual expertise to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes. Analyzes workload data, including patient panel size and staffing, efficiency, and evaluates appropriate use of available hours, qualifications of staff, technology, overtime and call-back. Develops and monitors performance/outcome metrics and conducts analysis of existing CRH Primary Care Cerner mitigation services. Makes recommendations to the CRH Primary Care Section Chief and CRH Director for program's strategic direction, productivity, improved process performance, and capital utilization. Participates in VISN-level CRH program evaluation and/or research activities. q. Assumes full responsibility for working with CRH leadership to prioritize, implement, onboard, manage operation, and terminate Primary Care operations when/as appropriate. Consults with and serves as a resource for VISN leadership concerning the need for the development of Primary Care Cerner mitigation services. Travels to provide training and implementation of CRH Primary Care Cerner mitigation services. Performs initial histories and physical examinations. Completing history and physical examinations will typically occur using CVT technology, but direct face-to-face visits may also be required. Provides ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients, including comprehensive care for a panel size of approximately 900 patients or as walk-ins. Screens patients to determine need for further care. Prescribes medications within defined scope of practice. Orders diagnostic studies, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG's). Reviews need for and order health promotion and disease prevention activities. Initiates, responds, and expedites request for consultations, special tests, and studies. Provides education and counseling for patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. As appropriate, participates in interprofessional focused patient chart reviews, team meetings, team huddles, and shared medical appointments. Serves as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine residents/students as assigned. Work Schedule: Full time; Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm or 8:00am - 4:30pm EST, depending on spoke-site needs. Some nights, weekends and/or holidays may be 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.