The PACT Modernization Administrative Provider is responsible for the overall management of patients enrolled for healthcare services provided by the Tennessee Valley Health Care System, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Responsible for clinic oversight, data review, chart audits, and educational tasks associated with clinic operations, and provides leadership and direction to support staff assigned to this clinic. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. 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. 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical Requirements: The work is largely office based and in a sedentary setting. No manual labor is required above ordinary situations. Incumbent must be capable of using a computer given that all clinical charting is electronic. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified individuals. 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: 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The PACT Modernization Administrative Provider shall be proficient in all aspects of general practice. Specifically, the provider should possess the expertise and competency to perform the following: 1. Fully implements the processes and systems relative to the VHA Primary Care Medical Home(PCMH) healthcare system design 2. Coordinates care for a panel of outpatients, as assigned by TVHS. 3. Evaluates and treats acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting. 4. Completes and documents history and physical exams. 5. Provides appropriate documentation to minimally include history, physical exam findings, diagnosis, definitive care plan and disposition of the patient. 6. Ensures that patients are appropriately closed-out, including disposition that clearly delineates the next steps of care. 7. Ensures that each patient is provided a list of current medications and an appointment list at close-out. 8. Performs only procedures contained within their approved privileges. 9. Prescribes medications as appropriate. 10. Orders routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests and provides initial interpretation of results. 11. Communicates test results to patients per facility timeliness standards. 12. Responds to questions and other inquiries from patients. 13. Initiates or expedites requests for consultations and special tests. 14. Provides education to the patient and family as necessary. 15. Orders immunizations and other preventive or screening services as necessary. 16. Screens patients to determine the need for hospitalization. 17. Performs Basic Life Support as necessary 18. Communicates clinical findings to other providers using the Computerized Patient Record System. 19. Treats patients18 years of age or greater 20. Consistently communicates and interacts with all stakeholders (Veterans, their representatives, visitors and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner. 21. Uses data sets contained in the VHA Almanac, Compass and High-Risk Registries to identify and more highly manage patients at high risk and/or that have recurring outcome values that are outside the norm. 22. Electronically tracks various components of care to promote a higher level of care coordination. 23. Maximizes the use of virtual care modalities such as Home Telemedicine, Secure Messaging and e- Consults to enhance access to care. The full scope of practice that a specific provider may perform is defined through the medical center credentialing and privileging process. Work Schedule: 20 hours weekly (specific hours/days to be discussed upon interview)"]
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.