PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE YOU SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. This Job Opportunity Announcement will be used to fill a Physician (Medical Director Geriatric PACT) VM-0602-15 position with Geriatric & Extended Care Service with the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System. This will remain open until filled. The first review will be Monday, March 8, 2021 and every Friday thereafter. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) The Medical Director of GERI PACT is accountable to the ACOS/GEC&R or designee for the coordination and oversight of clinical and administrative activities in all Geriatric Primary Care Clinics (GPC). The incumbent is responsible for performance improvement activities GPC clinics. Directs and supervises clinical activities of the GPC physicians and nurse practitioner. Devotes 80% of time to direct patient care, serves as a role model for peers. Responsible for the oversight and coordination of process improvement initiatives, assuring teamwork, and addressing customer service issues in the clinic. The position includes broad management and administrative responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in the GPC setting. Function as an integral part of a GPC multi-disciplinary team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services. Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems. Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral. Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment. Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement. Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter; recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter. Respond to computerized "alerts" indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to health line requests from Veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted). Follow Performance Measure guidelines, including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA formulary requirements, and customer service standards. Work effectively with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other CAVHCS staff. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities, practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not 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.