Employee Health Practice Opportunity

Department of Veterans Affairs
Bay Pines, Florida
Sep 11, 2020
Sep 11, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

The Bay Pines, Florida VA Healthcare System is searching for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Occupational Health, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Family Medicine Physician to join their dynamic healthcare team as an Employee Health Provider.

The Employee Healthcare position is located at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines FL and reports to the Chief of Primary Care of the BPVAHCS and is fully accountable for the effective and efficient management, provision and supervision of employee health programs and services.

The Employee Health Provider is responsible to the Chief of Primary Care for the provision of all employee health services within the Bay Pines Medical Center, Lee County Healthcare Center, and all Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). S/he oversees the development of employee health structure to include the implementation of employee health to meet the needs of employees; the coordination of health care emphasizing comprehensiveness within established VA and occupational health guidelines to populations undifferentiated by gender, disease and organ system, and the implementation of VA/VHA/VISN/BPVAHCS initiatives within the scope of employee healthcare services.

The physician is to assist in the direction, coordination, and supervision of clinical and programmatic efforts for the delivery of Employee Health in the CWBY Bay Pines VAMC and its community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Physician serves as a medical provider for employees who require care within the employee health section.  The physician is responsible for the management of employee patients to include examination, 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, 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).  This 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.  The physician shall have knowledge of and abide by Healthcare System Bylaws, VHA Rules and Regulations and have a familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines.

The Employee Health physician provides leadership to all clinical services in the provision of occupational health services, learns about, practices, and supports all existing safety and infection control practices relevant to this position; contributes to and keeps abreast of new safety practices as they are developed, and creates a work environment which is free of discrimination and harassment, and that recognizes the diversity and offers employees the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board certified Occupational Health, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Occupational health and employee health experience and certification preferred. 
  • The physician will have significant experience clinical experience in primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine or equivalent clinical background
  • Occupational health, MRO and CDL certifications preferred, but not required.

The successful candidate possesses excellent clinical skills, is a strong communicator and brings demonstrated people skills, care coordination and organizational management.  The incumbent is expected to be committed to an interdisciplinary approach to patient care delivery.  Must have the ability to prioritize and to make prioritize and to make appropriate decisions.     

Salary Range: $185,000 up to $243,000 per year

Work Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

 A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate

 The selected candidate may be eligible to apply for student loan repayment through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) up to $200,000 over a 5 year period. Participation is based on funds availability. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. 

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (BPVAHCS) is a level 1a, tertiary care facility headquartered in the Saint Petersburg area. The healthcare system operates nine facilities to include the main medical center and eight outpatient locations in central southwest Florida. This includes the Lee County Health Care Center in Cape Coral. To learn more, please visit: http://www.baypines.va.gov/ 

Bay Pines is part of the Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolitan area. St. Petersburg welcomes you to enjoy one of America's most popular destinations, from the city's vibrant downtown filled with museums, art galleries, shopping, dining and major league sporting activities to some of the nation's top ranked beaches. A peninsular city with a subtropical climate, St. Petersburg is surrounded by 244 miles of shoreline along Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and intracoastal waterways. A boater's paradise, the St. Petersburg Marina is the largest city marina in the southeast with 610 boat slips. There are also nine boat ramp locations, open year round. Ft. De Soto Park has traditionally been one of the nation’s top ranked beaches. http://www.stpete.org/ 

VA boasts a comprehensive compensation and benefits package (Paid Time-Off, Professional/Personal Insurance Coverages, 401K, CME, and Retirement, etc.). For more info, click: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/Physician_Brochure.pdf   

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. To learn more visit: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/   

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