This position is located in the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) of the Primary Care Service of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Fredericksburg, VA. Clinical Responsibilities: Performs basic clinical skills required for direct patient care to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide basic treatment. Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests, consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Participates effectively in team meetings, huddles and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Documentation of medical record is in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center. Provides clinical oversight of the clinical care to which assigned. Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible. Evaluates obstacles that may potentially impede healing when recovery of function is slower than expected. These obstacles may include physical, mental, and non-medical issues such as undiagnosed or under-treated conditions, psychological legal, or workplace issues. When obstacles are identified, they should be appropriately documented. When obstacles that involve the patient's health-related employment situation have been identified, appropriate referrals should be made to other clinicians, benefits or claims payers, case managers, occupational health and safety professions, human resources, or workplace supervisor. Ensures the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, OIG, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies. Academic/Training/Administrative: Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff on units to which assigned. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting, documentation and coding required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. May be involved in planning and overseeing the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Regularly attend all staff meetings, town halls, Medical Grand Rounds or other assigned meetings. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May Be Authorized for highly qualified candidates. 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, Tours between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm, may include weekends.
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.