To provide high quality medical care by examining and treating diseases, aiming for prevention and promotion of health habits. Lead and manage, either directly or indirectly, all services provided at the Dannie A. Carr VA Outpatient Clinic for eligible veterans. Physician reports directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care and Community Medicine and supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the James H. Quillen VAMC To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board certified/eligible Internal Medicine or Family Practice Physician. VA Experience Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["James H. Quillen VA Medical Center: (Mountain Home, TN / Johnson City, TN): Johnson City, located in upper Eastern Tennessee, is a cultural melting pot with invigorating music, amazing outdoor activities, and enchanting culture and history. Local festivals include the Umoja Festival, Blue Plum Festival, The Unicoi Apple Festival, and the Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol TN/VA. Enjoy year round outdoor activities at our area lakes and parks. Other attractions in the area are the Barter Theater, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Asheville, NC's Biltmore House. Come and enjoy an affordable cost of living, no state income tax, and excellent schools and universities! Start your adventure in Johnson City, Tennessee! a Hometown Heart with a Big City Soul! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized with position Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized with position Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties include but are not limited too: - Lead and manage, either directly or indirectly, all services provided at assigned clinic for eligible veterans. Support the Mission, Vision and Values of the James H. Quillen VAMC. Assist ACOS with developing and maintaining Service Agreements, as appropriate, to delineate those areas of responsibility that are jointly covered by staff at the VA Clinic with oversight and/or support provided by the parent facility at Mountain Home. - Develop, coordinate, implement and uphold procedures and policies to ensure efficient, effective care for eligible veterans. - Assess, improve and enforce high standards of performance per VHA policy. - Maintain a safe environment for staff and patients conducive to maintaining patient satisfaction, staff morale and equal employment opportunity. - Promote teamwork, staff competency, efficient utilization of resources and communication within and outside the clinic. - Provides comprehensive outpatient care for a panel of adult patient through a patient aligned care team (PACT) model, utilizing faceto-face, telephone, VA Video Connect appointment modalities for providing care within the standard of care for Internal Medicine/ Family Practice patients. - Serves as a provider who is highly skilled in the management of a patient's primary care needs or sub-specialty evaluation and treatment. - Examines and provides appropriate treatment based on best clinical practice. Orders laboratory and radiology tests and refers patients to specialist when appropriate. - Analyzes reports, test results, medical records and examinations to diagnose condition of patients and propose treatment options. - Prescribe medications and provides comprehensive instructions for administration Maintains clinical proficiency and familiarity with the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), while providing continuity of care for a limited panel of patients. - Ensures documentation and view alerts are processed in a timely manner. - Serves as clinical preceptor for mid-level providers Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am-4:30pm)"]
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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.