The Richmond VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Staff Physician to work for the Primary Care Service Line. He/she will provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care to primary care patients age 18 and above. Clinical Responsibilities (> 85% time):
- Performs basic clinical skills required for direct patient care to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide basic treatment.
- Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests, consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
- Participates effectively in team meetings, huddles and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
- Documentation of medical record is in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center.
- Provides clinical oversight of the clinical care to which assigned.
- Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible.
- Evaluates obstacles that may potentially impede healing when recovery of function is slower than expected. These obstacles may include physical, mental, and non-medical issues such as undiagnosed or under-treated conditions, psychological legal, or workplace issues. When obstacles are identified, they should be appropriately documented.
- When obstacles that involve the patient's health-related employment situation have been identified, appropriate referrals should be made to other clinicians, benefits or claims payers, case managers, occupational health and safety professions, human resources, or workplace supervisor.
- Ensures the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, OIG, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies. Academic/ Training/Administrative:
- Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.
- Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff on units to which assigned.
- Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting, documentation and coding required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.
- May be involved in planning and overseeing the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.
- Regularly attend all staff meetings, town halls, Medical Grand Rounds or other assigned meeting. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate.
Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized
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: Tour of Duty can take place between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm weekdays. You may be asked to work evenings and weekends based on the needs of the service. Work schedule will be discussed during the interview process.
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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.