Physician (Home Based Primary Care Medical Director)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Batavia, Ohio
Internal Number: 615833100
The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a highly qualified Physician to function as the Medical Director of the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) section of the Primary Care department. Work Schedule: Primarily, Monday through Friday, day shift hours. However, incumbent has 24/7 accountability of HBPC and must be able to meet the needs of the service / hospital. This will be discussed during the interview. The HBPC Medical Director practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others. The Duties and Responsibilities for the full-time Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Medical Director include, but are not limited to: Collaborate with the HBPC Program Director to: Provide leadership to the HBPC Program; Provide clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans; Developing plans/strategies to meet the guidelines of the HBPC PACT directive for admitting high risk/high needs Veterans; Be readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise; Participate in HBPC team meetings; Provide newest medical care advances and practice standards to the HBPC team; Arrange physician coverage and communicate coverage to the HBPC team; and Serve as backup for the HBPC primary care providers. Provide ongoing medical care to patients with acute and chronic health problems. Ensure physician medical care plan oversight by active participation at HBPC weekly team meetings. Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of HBPC's process for continuous performance improvement. Consulting on the appropriateness of accepting Veterans consulted to HBPC. Refer to specialists when additional input is desired and required for symptom and disease management. Provide preventative medical care including screening and vaccinations. Possess excellent communication skills and relations with HBPC PACT and hospital staff and be able to elicit cooperation from others, this includes interacting in person, via email, phone, chart, and other forms of communication. Collaborate with HBPC PACT personnel in the ongoing management of patients. Make occasional routine home visits. Participate in HBPC Multidisciplinary Pain Initiative. Have in-depth knowledge of The Joint Commission standards, VA Mission and Values Monitor HBPC PACT performance to assess adherence to VA standards, assure quality and effectiveness of care, and meet VA performance measures. Assisting QM to ensure HBPC teams are ready for The Joint Commission survey. Respond to patient inquiries that arise from daily practice, through the Patient Advocate, through the Front Office, and by Congressional action. Collaborate with other HBPC Medical Directors, local and VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff members on program development issues. Apply new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents and fellows assigned to the HBPC program. Participating fully in educational development through staff and section meetings Assuming responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies. Travel to teams based out of CBOCs will be necessary for team meetings and coordination of care, in addition to travel to patients' homes. The HBPC offices are located within each Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The locations are listed below. The HBPC Medical Director will be required to travel to all of these locations. The main duty station will be at the Clermont County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) location. Dearborn County, Indiana Bellevue, Kentucky Florence, Kentucky Batavia (Clermont), Ohio Georgetown, Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program pending funding availability. EDRP awards are based on the availability of funds and Department need. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Learn more. If selected for this position, please contact the local EDRP coordinator: VISN10CCOE@va.gov.
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.