This position will be in the Primary Care service and will report directly to the Chief of Primary Care. The duty station will be at the Martinsburg, WV Medical Center and will include regular travel to the facility Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) during the usual tour of duty. Duties will include both clinical and administrative functions: Initial and ongoing assessment of patient's medical, physical, and psychosocial status. Obtain and document a comprehensive medical and psychological history and physical examination Order appropriate diagnostic tests with review and interpretation resulting in appropriate action(s). Formulates and appropriately documents the clinical impression and plan of care. Refers patients to specialty care consultants. Provides medical advice to patients, families and community health providers as needed for coordination of care. Documents patient care in the electronic health record in compliance with the Medical Staff By-laws and Medical Center Memorandums. Works in close collaboration with CBOC Nurse Managers (Coordinators) in conducting daily operations. Attends Medical Center meetings, seminars, conferences on behalf of the Primary Care Service. Attendance may require presentation of PC Service performance data with improvement plans or clinical case presentations. Supervises (1st Line) all physicians/nurse practitioners/physician assistants at all CBOC duty stations. This includes completion of FPPE/OPPEs, chart reviews, annual appraisals, and disciplinary actions. Routinely travels (up to once weekly) to CBOC sites for team meetings, supervisory duties, and educational efforts. Assists the Service Chief in reviewing the clinical care by all service clinicians by direct observation/discussion with providers, clinical review of medical documentation and analysis of clinical outcome metrics. The clinical performance metric review requires an understanding of multiple VHA clinical websites/databases. In the absence of the Service Chief, the Deputy will provide coverage for the Chief as per the service Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Other appropriate duties as assigned per the Chief, Primary Care Service Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM Relocation incentive: Authorized for highly qualified applicants. 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 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
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.