The Physician works as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide Primary Care to Veterans enrolled on the team. This vacancy announcement will be open and continuous until it is filled. Applicants who submit a package by Tuesday, August 24, 2021 will be given first review. A new review will be done once weekly thereafter. The Montgomery area is a balance between production and service economies with major interstates in all directions; public, private and military institutions of higher learning; and a proud heritage to showcase. The warm Southern hospitality, high quality of life and low cost of living make Montgomery a wonderful place to put down roots and raise a family. Montgomery offers everything expected in a big city - from world-class arts and theater to state-of-the-art health care and vibrant retail - all with the small-town warmth seldom found in a city of this size. Montgomery has long understood that quality, accessible healthcare is a key aspect of any regimen for a robust economy. Our area's healthcare and medical industry makes an approximately $1 billion direct contribution to our local GDP, with a total economic impact of $4.5 billion annually. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes. Available to highly qualified applicants. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Yes. Available to highly qualified applicants. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized 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: 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 physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of patients and family members, play an active role in the multidisciplinary health care team, promote preventive health measures, manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients and those patients assigned to other team members when circumstances require. The Primary Care Physician is accountable to the Outpatient Clinic Chief Medical Officer, ACOS/Ambulatory Care, or designee. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Primary Care of a panel of primary care patients (male and female) Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in the Primary Care team setting; outpatients include both scheduled and unscheduled Veterans; Function as an integral part of a Primary Care 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; Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications; Additional duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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.