The selectee for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Duties: Physician section chief to direct, coordinate, and supervise the clinical and programmatic efforts for the delivery of Primary Care in the CWBY Bay Pines VAMC and its community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Serves as a provider for patients who require care within the assigned clinic structure within the Department. Responsible for the management of patients to include examination, access to care, enrollment, vesting, encounters, medical care management, coordination of consultation, referral of patients, development and operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews. Coordinates health care needs according to guidelines established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound medical practice. Measurement of clinical performance is based upon quality reviews, completion of clinical reminders in CPRS, participation in medical center committees, and other methods. An active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Healthcare System and its clinics is maintained. An essential element is active knowledge of the medical records system (CPRS). Shall include using the computerized medical record system for progress notes, orders, and medical record review and completion of such records in a complete and timely manner. Shall have knowledge of and abide by Healthcare System Bylaws, VHA Rules and Regulations and have a familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines. Primary areas of responsibility for this position are; Sebring Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Naples CBOC and Lee County Healthcare Center. Work Schedule: Varying tours of duty may include extended hours, weekends, nights, irregular tours and/or holidays. When covering an outlying PACT team, time may be built in the FP clinic schedule to accommodate unassigned Veteran care the typical FP tour of duty is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. FPs assigned an extended hours tour of duty will work according to the schedule at their assigned location. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details.
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.