The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is looking for a well-qualified Physician to fill a full time Physician position located within the Primary Care Department. This Primary Care Physician will serve as a Float / Gap Provider. This PACT Physician will report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care (ACOS/PC). Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This Primary Care Staff Physician will function as float or gap provider. This physician will fill in when there is a vacant PACT panel or if a new PACT position is created, or when a PACT Primary Care Provider (PCP) is on leave, etc. Medical care is delivered in accordance with current clinical practice guidelines with attention to prevention via utilization of evidence-based clinical decision-making tools. In addition to the provision of high-quality medical care, PACT Physicians demonstrate excellence in customer service via compassionate and informed interpersonal relationships with Veterans, family members and staff. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Functioning at the full extent of the team member's relevant clinical privileges, credentials, scopes of practice, elements of practice, certification, functional statement, or other VHA or local facility approved documentation of competency. Functions as the Physician Team leader of a multidisciplinary Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). Provides comprehensive, collaborative acute and continuity care to an assigned panel of Veterans as well as to patients outside of the assigned panel when Veteran care indicates a need for such. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities, practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented. Provide ongoing medical care to patients with acute and chronic health problems. Refer to specialists when additional input is desired and required for symptom and disease management. Provide preventative medical care including screening and vaccinations. Participating in team performance improvement and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency and care delivery to patients. Managing communications and facilitating safe transitions of patients between the PACT's site of care and other health care settings, using informal and formal communication methods, as appropriate. Possess excellent communication skills and relations with 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. Respond to patient inquiries that arise from daily practice, through the Patient Advocate, through the Front Office, and by Congressional action. Ensuring the patient has same-day access for face-to-face and telephone care visits during regular clinic hours. Collaborating with PACT staff to develop personal health plans that incorporate care management and care coordination appropriate to the patient's needs. Communicating with facility leadership regarding the resources needed by the PACT for optimal function. In this position you will travel to other sites within the Health Care System to cover provider shortage. Coverage scenarios and locations may change on a daily basis based on patient care needs. The ability to be present at any of the Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center (CVAMC) locations is essential. If for any reason a government vehicle is unavailable for use, the Float provider is still responsible for arriving at their assigned location on time. Private vehicle usage will be reimbursed based on existing travel pay criteria. Failure to maintain the ability to be present at any of the CVAMC location may lead to disciplinary action. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.