Primary Care Provider (PCP) Physician (Regular Ft)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 610542000
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. VA Providence Healthcare System is seeking multiple dedicated Primary care Provider (PCP) Physicians to provide primary care to patients at our Community Based Outpatient Clinic's (CBOC). Vacancies may be located at one of three Clinical Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in New Bedford, MA., Middletown, RI., and Hyannis, MA. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be referred to the hiring manager as needed. VA Primary Care Providers function as part of the larger VHA integrated health system with a highly sophisticated electronic medical record and excellent support. This includes access to a full range of sub-specialty care, embedded mental health services, social work and care coordination. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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, 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 $1,100 per year reimbursement, after first year Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The position is for a Primary Care Provider (PCP) Physician with the VA's New Bedford, MA CBOC. Work schedule consists of 5 days per week, 8.5 hours per day (1/2 hour lunch), starting at 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. No nights, weekends, nor any call responsibilities. PCP's are scheduled for 32 bookable hours out of their 40 hours. The 8 other hours are considered clinical administrative time (asynchronous patient care). General Duties: Responsible for the primary care of assigned patient panel across the continuum of care. Coordinates patient care through patient management techniques within the assigned Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Maintains effectiveness in recognizing emergency/acute situations and intervening in an appropriate and effective manner. Documents patients health care clearly, adequately and accurately as defined by medical records documentation, chronic disease and prevention indicators. Signs notes in a timely manner as dictated by Medical Center by-laws or the Primary Care Service Chief. Ensures that levels of supervision are documented in the electronic medical record according to Medical Center policy. Identifies opportunities in clinical practice that could be improved through performance improvement activities. Manages patient workload and wait times to assure the most effective, efficient service to the Veterans. Conducts examinations, determines diagnoses, demonstrates therapeutic ability and effectiveness in emergencies, manages patients, and thoroughly documents patient records. Serves on various committees. 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.