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 Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized in accordance with federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate; determination upon selection and the selectee must sign a service agreement. Referral of eligible applicants will occur as applicants are received until position is filled. The PACT Physician (MD/DO) position is responsible for direct supervision of outpatient care at assigned location. Major Duties: 1.Functions as the Physician Team leader of their Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Ambulatory Care Services, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) setting at WCHCS. May perform additional duties (temporary or permanent) as a float provider (face-to-face, VA Video Connect (VVC) or via telehealth) as those duties are assigned. 2.Responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles. Will routinely provide medical care using Face-to-Face(F2F), VVC, and/or Telephone appointments. When performing duties as a float provider (F2F or telehealth) for remote patients, will provide care to outreach clinics as needed. Float provider duties (temporary or permanent) may require travel to the supported CBOC(s) periodically to cover a provider vacancy. 3.Assures that Veterans receive compassionate, efficient and safe patient care in their respective care line. 4.Assures that clinical care provided meets all timelines and required documentation as required by VA. Providers must review alerts daily and have no more than 200 alerts at any given time. They must complete "open encounters" within 48 hours, encounter their notes within 72 hours. Encounter errors must be completed within 7 days. 5.Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to achieve a patient centered, holistic approach for clinical care and needs of the Veteran. This includes daily and weekly huddles with your PACT. 6.Leads by example. Attend either by skype or in person all Primary care statewide meetings and whenever possible, participates in the clinical and teaching activities at WCHCS Ambulatory Care meetings. 7.Comply with all directives and policies related to space management to achieve optimal resource utilization (space, professional and administrative) to maximize clinic utilization within the PACT model. 8. Improves quality of care by achieving Excellence in meeting national and VISN 19 patient safety goals. Participate in PACT huddles and manage your PACT patients with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and mental health disorders (HEDIS) with the goal to reduce your PACT metrics and obtain excellence of HEDIS metrics. Excellence in ORYX (Joint Commission) measures. 9. Will meet 6 core competencies for professional performance and conduct: Patient Care Medical Knowledge (evidence-based medicine) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Interpersonal and Communication Skills Systems-Based Practice Professionalism: Practice the principles of the WCHCS VA's Civility in the Work Schedule: M-F, 0800-1630 (different tours of duty may be available) 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.