Serve as a Physician (Primary Care) located within the Orlando VA Healthcare System assigned to the Ambulatory Care Service. As the Primary Care Physician you maybe assigned to other facilities within the Orlando VAHCS to meet the needs of the service. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Preferred Experience: Completion of Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certification is preferred but not mandatory Experience within the adult primary care outpatient setting within the last 2 years. 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. Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["Orlando VA Healthcare System is currently seeking outstanding full-time Family Practice or Internal Medicine trained physicians to join our Primary Care Clinic team as a Primary Care provider. Responsible to provide comprehensive gender specific care, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model, to a panel of patients managed under PCMM guidelines. Expected to be attentive to patient education, preventive care and be able to work well in an interdisciplinary team to provide high quality primary care. Responsible for providing comprehensive medical care. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats inter-current medical conditions. Determine medical assessment and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols. Collaborates with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care to an assigned panel of patients. Performs a variety of disease prevention related activities including gender and age specific screenings, mental health screenings, and health promotion activities. Screens for, evaluates and treats uncomplicated common mental health disorders, including depression and common addictions, with referrals made to mental health providers for further evaluation and treatment as appropriate. Highly preferred for the provider to also provide comprehensive gender specific care for female veterans as a designated women's health PCP including age appropriate cervical and breast cancer screening, menopause and contraceptive management, and initial evaluation of basic gynecological concerns. Highly preferred for the provider to have a DEA X-waiver to work with Substance use disorder 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 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. 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. Utilization of all Virtual Care modalities is an expectation of this position. Provide timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts. Prescribe medication according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law. Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service agreements. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM\nMay be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis based on patient care needs, including weekends, holidays, and nights. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other services and/or locations, if necessary, during regional or national emergencies) Financial Discloser Report: Not Required\nScope of Practice: Physician (Primary Care) Only one of the two following programs can be accepted. 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.