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Physician (Internal Medicine/Primary Care)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

This position is located in the Primary Care Unit of the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. All physicians must possess an active license in a state or territory in the United States, and must maintain privileges at all times at the Albany VA Medical Center to be able to work as a physician. Physicians must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine and maintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges. All primary care physicians must maintain current BLS certification. The primary care physician duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • The primary care provider is an integral member of the PACT teamlet and is expected to work closely and coordinate patient care with other PACT teamlet members, including nursing and clerical staff. Primary care physicians will participate in daily huddles with other teamlet staff and participate in primary care systems redesign projects.
  • A primary care provider in the outpatient setting is assigned a panel of patients to manage under PCMM guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on patient complexity, support staff and room availability. each provider's panel size is specific to their practiced and setting.
  • Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined either by a disease status (e.g. spinal cord injury patients), or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees, etc.). Typically these duties are designated at the time of joining but may be assigned in the course of employment in response to new initiatives.
  • Primary care physicians will have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews.
  • Primary care physicians will be responsible for supervision, education, and evaluation of residents and medical students in the outpatient primary care setting, as assigned.
  • Primary care physicians will act as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed, to include review of CPRS view alerts.
  • Primary care physicians will regular attend primary care staff meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings.
  • Typical work hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm, and a full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay period. May include evenings and/or weekend hours in order to provide extended clinic coverage.
  • Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
  • Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times.
  • All physicians will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency. Work Schedule: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm, On-Call Evenings, Nights, Weekends Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, subject to availability of EDRP funding. Please contact Human Resources EDRP Coordinator at the Albany VAMC for more information.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.
    • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification: Appointee must obtain the American Heart Association BLS prior to assuming position. 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. NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
      • VA Form 2850; License
      • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: Required at time of application. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
        • Cover Letter
        • DD-214
        • VA Form 2850; License
        • Other Veterans Document
        • Resume
        • SF-15
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

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