The Atlanta VA Health Care System is recruiting Physicians for their newly established CBOC clinic located in Pike County, Georgia. This clinic provides primary care, along with limited specialty care services, and operates in a multidisciplinary PACT model with Monday through Friday business hours. The physician will work on a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and provide comprehensive medical care to an assigned panel of veterans. .Clinical Responsibilities: Provides primary care services for a panel determined by the facility. Performs physical exams, including comprehensive Women's services, according to performance measure guidelines and procedures. Dictates/types notes according to policy/procedure. Screens outpatients to determine need for further care. Evaluates unscheduled patients. Orders diagnostic studies. Carries out health promotion and disease prevention activities. Initiates and expedites requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies. Develops relationships with management, co-workers, patients, families and the general public which are consistently courteous, respectful; and cooperative in nature. Assures the needs and rights of patients and other customers are met white also supporting the VA missions. Consistently communicates with Veterans, their family members, representatives, visitors, and all VA staff. Ensures productivity is maintained at the established level for the program for which he/she is responsible. Administrative Responsibilities: Adheres to operational policies and procedures for their PACT, established by the Service Line Manager. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate service. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders and encounters for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures) e.g. entering diagnostic and procedure codes).Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Manager (or designee) and facility Director. Attends regular Service Line Staff meetings, Clinic Team meetings and complies with Primary Care Service Line peer review procedures. Works effectively with team members to facilitate care including timely responses to patients secure messages within 72 hours, completing medical forms, entering patient consults for specialty services, engaging in telehealth, caring responses to patient complaints and other administrative duties. Maintains current BLS certification and performs completion of mandatory educational classes. Work Schedule: Full-Time, multiple tours available based on clinic need, including compressed tours Financial Disclosure Report: No 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
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.