Physician - Home Based Primary Care - Medical Director
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 612515000
This position is located at the WI Rapids Community-based Outpatient Clinic. The Medical Director for the Home-Based Primary Care Program (HBPC) is the senior clinician and is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC team. The Physician is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level. In addition to providing primary health care, the MD serves as a consultant to nursing and medical staff for patients with interdisciplinary team members in providing quality care and patient education and assisting patients in acute and chronic rehabilitation techniques. The MD serves on medical center, VISN and/or national committees and assists in the development, evaluation, and communication of policies and standards to all healthcare disciplines. The incumbent will provide direct patient care which includes assessments, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare problems. This includes the following: initiating and adjusting therapeutic regimens, performing histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA formulary, Federal & state regulations and scope of practice. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to seriously ill veterans in the home setting. Other responsibilities include: Provide physician services, clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans consistent with hospice and palliative care philosophy. Provide inpatient and outpatient consultation services in hospice and palliative care. Be an active participant and facilitate clarification and the development of patient and family goals of care. Amplify the awareness of the concepts, role and philosophy of Home-Based Primary Care services among ambulatory and acute care clinicians. Facilitate access to appropriate supportive care services. Plan and direct educational experience for medical students, residents, fellows and Nurse Practitioners assigned to Home Based Primary Care. Collaborating with the HBPC Program Director to provide counsel to the Geriatric leadership team regarding process improvement, program development, and policy decisions related to Home Based Primary Care services. Collaborating with other HBPC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on program development issues. Providing clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans. Being readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. Participating in HBPC team meetings. Keeping the HBPC team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. Arranging physician coverage and communicating the plan of coverage to the HBPC team. This position requires that the incumbent must possess a valid state driver's license. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): May be authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not available 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) Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1630. This position involves 40% tele-work with 60% onsite visits as needed.
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.