The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Medical Director, is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC team. to ensure the care for many Veterans with multiple chronic illness who are at high risk for poor outcomes, that are enrolled in the HBPC Program, receive comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in their homes, for Veterans with serious medical, social, and behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective or may not be possible. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Computer literate and able to work with and lead a team. Board certified/eligible in Internal Medicine with added experience in geriatrics preferred to work in the Geriatrics and Extended Care Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2022 or until position is filled, closed or canceled. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be September 30, 2022; after that date, applications will be reviewed weekly until the position is filled. The job announcement may close without prior notification. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Medical Director for the Home Base Primary Care (HBPC) program has the overall responsibility for medical care delivered by the interdisciplinary HBPC team and management of complex patient care. The duties of the position are as follows, but not limited to: Responsible for collaborating with the HBPC Program Director to provide leadership to the HBPC Program including clinical activities, development of performance improvement, and approval of local Standard Operating Procedures. Provides clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans. Readily accessible and promptly responsive to calls from team members currently in a Veteran's home with urgent need for consultation or physician orders and makes home visits when indicated for complex patient care. Keeps the HBPC team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. Collaborates with and provides clinical oversight for the advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who provide primary care to the patients enrolled in HBPC. Assisting in identifying the patients' medical problems, defining medical management, and determining the need for consultation from subspecialty clinics. Work with HBPC teams located in Asheville, Franklin, Rutherford, Hickory and other sites in Western North Carolina and will be expected to travel to the distant sites on a regular basis. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Please note, this is not a Virtual Eligible 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.