The Primary Care physician works as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans enrolled on the team. The physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of patients and family members, plan and 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. Provides 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 rescheduled and unscheduled veterans. Functions 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 an consultation to other clinical services. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral. Establish and coordinate a plan of care related to patients identified problems. Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment. Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications. Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement. Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter; recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter. Respond to computerized "Alerts indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to Health line requests from veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted); Follow Performance Measure guidelines including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA Formula requirements and Customer Services standards. Work efficiently with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other CAVHCS staff, demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsible, practice and ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented. Assume MOC duties as determined as determined by monthly Call Schedule. The Primary Care Physician, at all times, conduct themselves in a professional manner treating patients, visitors and staff in a courteous manner. The primary Care Physician shall participate in fire and disaster drills. The Primary Care Physician shall complete appropriate evaluation and paperwork for special incidents such as medication errors, falls, injuries, adverse drug reactions, etc. The Primary Care Physician shall participate in the continuous quality improvement program. The Primary Care Physician is expected to be familiar with and comply with all national standards utilized at this medical treatment facility, including VA Performance Measures and Monitors, Joint Commission, and NCQA standards.
APPLICANT SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR AN AWARD UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM BASED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION AND OR PCS EXPENSES MAY BE AUTHORIZED.
The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of household due to government convenience with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information, go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.