The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System for Spirit Lake, Iowa Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is currently recruiting for a full time, permanent, Physician Medical Director. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: 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. The EDRP Coordinator(s) can be reached at VHAVISN23EDRP@va.gov. 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 The CBOC Medical Director provides administrative supervision and general instructions, plans and assigns work, assigns schedules, approves leave and completes performance evaluations. There is a wide latitude for independent judgement in fulfilling the responsibilities. Directly supervises mid-level providers and nurse manager. The Medical Director is an integral part of the Primary Care team an is called upon to perform the following: Provides total care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing history and physical exam, ordering appropriate lab tests, radiology studies, screening studies. This includes evaluating those tests, developing a treatment and follow-up plan to include medication, medical equipment, and home based interventions within the guidelines laid down by the supervising physician. This care will also include the outpatient follow up visits, post discharge follow-up and managing care with specialty and sub-specialty medical providers. The patient care will be provided through face to face visits and/or other modalities (group clinics, telephone clinics, secure messaging, etc). Assists in the preparation of the patient and/or his/her family to include, but not be limited to, teaching (to include health promotion and disease prevention activities), accumulating data and medical problems, and presenting patient centered discussion of medical problems for appraisal and scheduling patients with the appropriate Primary care department services. Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. Acts as the focal point of the designated outpatient clinic by being the contact person for all other consultant services regarding patient care, and providing consults for Primary Care department to other services. Provides assistance to the Primary Care Department with regard to duties to assist the service that may be requested. These may include, but not be limited to, assisting in data assimilation for VA reports, quality assurance programs, or others as determined by the Chief of Primary Careor Chief of Staff. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in Sioux Falls VAMC Primary Care Department. The individual must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age related factors as noted in the competencies described in departmental and/or unit specific policies and procedures. Maintain skills, proficiencies, and professional knowledge required for licensing and clinical scope of practice. Provides instruction/preceptor-ship for physician assistant students, physician assistant residents and Nurse practitioner students from various schools across the region, within her Primary Care Department clinic. Provides physical/history and medical instruction to pharmacy students, within her Primary Care Department clinic. Provides instruction to new primary Care Department providers in the particulars of routine policies and procedures regarding patient care. Operates in a Program Manager role assuming additional duties in the Primary Care Service Line. Work Schedule: Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 0730-1600 or 0800 to 1630. Additional information maybe provided during the interview process.
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.