The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is recruiting for Physicians to serve in the Primary Care Care Department. He/she will provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care to primary care patients, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, day shift hours. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The successful candidate will have a high level of medical knowledge and possesses all the qualities for providing comprehensive and compassionate care for "those who served". The position calls for excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and offers input into projects pertaining to the development of the clinic. Will provide comprehensive primary care services to a defined panel of patients. Duties include history taking, physical examination, ordering laboratories and diagnostic studies, diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans for acute and chronic conditions within the scope of Medicine practice. This Physician is the leader of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) (physician, RN, LPN, and clerical associate) which provides direct care for Veterans enrolled in Primary Care at the Cincinnati VAMC main hospital or at one of its 6 CBOC's. This Physician is assigned responsibility for a panel of patients at a specific location. However the physician may be asked on some occasions to assist in patient care or administrative duties at the main hospital or at another site. Provides clinical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases, preventive care, and coordination of care for a panel of primary care patients. Appropriate documentation of patient care in clinical records is expected. The physician refers to specialists when additional input and treatment outside of the scope of the physician's experience and training is required. Responsible for monitoring PACT teamlet performance to assess adherence to VA standards, assure quality and effectiveness of care, and meet VA performance measures. Outstanding customer service is expected. Leads the team in assisting the patient advocate and administration in resolving patient concerns and inquiries. Exercises medical decision-making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for a specific group of patients; Must have competence in the effective teaching, monitoring and coordinating of educational activities including planning, evaluating and documenting. May have the opportunity to serve as an attending physician on the inpatient service which includes teaching residents, fellows or other trainees. May also have administrative responsibilities, including program planning or leadership, committee involvement, and other augmenting duties for the medical center, and making administrative decisions that affect primary care programs. Must have excellent communication skills and relations with staff and community and is able to elicit cooperation from others. This includes interacting in person, by phone, email, residency program software, and via other electronic platforms. The primary care physician serves as a member of a larger multidisciplinary treatment team which includes social work, pharmacy, mental health, nutrition, and on occasion, other services. Serves as a resource person for standards development in health care in the area of quality improvement concerns; Performs other duties as assigned. This physician reports to the Chief of Primary Care Line, who in turn is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff. This posting is being used to fill several physician vacancies located in Primary Care. Currently there are 2 positions located at the Cincinnati, OH facility and 1 position located at the Bellevue CBOC location. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) - This position is eligible for the 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
Internal Number: 600150600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.