Physician (PACT)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cottonwood, Arizona
Closing date
Apr 23, 2023

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Family Medicine
Full Time
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The Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System (NAVAHCS) is seeking a permanent Physician Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) for the Cottonwood Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). The incumbent will perform as a member of multi-disciplinary health care teams, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to Veterans enrolled on the teams.

Duties include: Ongoing, continuous care of one or more assigned panel(s) of Veterans Utilize all available tools to enable effective and efficient identification and interventions of individual patients Ensure appropriate evaluation and access is provided to patients assigned to the patient panel Function at the full extent of the team member's relevant clinical privileges, credentials, scopes of practice, elements of practice, certification, or other facility approved documentation of competency. Participate in team performance improvements and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency and care delivery to patients. Implement primary care operations management processes, as appropriate Manage communications and facilitating safe transitions of patients between PACT's site of care and other health care settings, using informal and formal communication methods, as appropriate Provide health education, and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic care management, and self-management skills to patients and personal supports persons Engage patient in using health care, encouraging patients to engage personal support persons, receiving input from patient and personal support persons regarding VA care Use formal and informal communicators that are respectful, effective, timely, an bidirectional with all team members (including patient and personal support persons) to convey significant, clinically relevant information for the care of the patient Collaborate with informatics technology staff to develop and implement systematized, electronically supported tools to support PACT care delivery process (e.g. pre-visit reminder calls, post-hospitalization follow-up up calls, recall scheduling procedures, new patient orientation, disease registries and primary care protocols for chronic disease management Ensure patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care Offer clinically indicated health care services to patients assigned to PACT, and providing or arranging for care to which patients' consent Provide leadership to the team including shared delegation of appropriate care and care processes to appropriate team members Review available clinical and performance data with team, focusing on continuous improvement of critical team processes. Evaluation and treatment, including face to face, telephone, and/or video to home clinics Initial and ongoing assessment of patient's medical, physical, and psychosocial status Obtain and document a comprehensive medical/physical history and physical examination Order and follow-up on appropriate diagnostic tests Review and interpret laboratory tests and take appropriate action Refer patients to consultations with specialty clinics Provide medical advice to patients, families, and community health providers by telephone Manage chronic and acute medical problems Enter orders into VA Electronic Medical records for medications, consults, testing, etc. Women's Health examinations and counseling Communicate with patients via secure email Timely completion of peer reviews Timely closure of encounters Oversee internal medical residents working in the clinical as needed

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment):

This position is eligible for the (EDRP). EDRP Authorized: Contact Natasha L. Brant, , 602-277-5551 x3062 or Miriam A. Ubiles, , 210-773-7180, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. 

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