The Staff Physician provides comprehensive primary care to a panel of eligible veterans. This position is also a Term position, NTE 9/30/2021. -Performs an advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment. -Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual patients' needs, stage of development and cultural aspects. -Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a differential and working diagnosis. -Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to identify and monitor a health situation. -Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders and injuries within the Physician's scope of practice and clinical practice setting. - Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan when indicated. - Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated. - Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner. - Consults with Occupational Health and supports Occupational Health for care and support of employee wellness in accordance with all privacy rules. - Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework. - Collaborates with patients and health care team in management and monitoring of a health situation by: - Assesses patients' needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments). - Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based strategies and available resources for clients who are healthy or have acute or chronic conditions. - Participates in health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with others including the community, colleagues and other sectors. - Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing health education to individuals, families and groups. - Monitors, evaluates and modifies health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with the client and other members of the health care team. - Encourage clients to take responsibility for maintaining and/or improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and influence on, health determinants. - Implements primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles. - Accepts sole responsibility and accountability for all actions taken within his or her scope of practice. - Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making guidelines into the practice of Medicine. - Acts as a resource person, preceptor and/or mentor for students, residents and other health care professionals, and the community. - Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple health care needs. - Participates in interdisciplinary, and/or inter-professional research or meetings that relates to her/his practice. - Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health planning as part of a team. - Accepts personal responsibility for ongoing professional development related his/her competence, including, but not limited to, continuing education related to prescriptive authority and health management. Work Schedule: The position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments as the Durham VA HCS is a medical center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of "on call" and working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. "On call" and shift changes will be considered based on patient care and facility needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.