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Home Based Primary Care Physician

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Oakland, California
Closing date
Apr 19, 2025

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Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Rewarding Geriatric Medicine opportunity in Oakland, CA caring for our nation's veterans!

The Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team Physician is assigned to HBPC in the Geriatrics, Palliative, and Extended Care Service line. The HBPC Team Physician provides consultative services to interprofessional staff providing in-home longitudinal interprofessional primary care to veterans (often older adults) with complex chronic diseases who cannot be effectively managed through routine clinic-based care. This position is part of the Oakland, CA HBPC team and includes administrative and patient care duties.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Serves as a primary care provider for a panel of veterans including conducting home visits for medical evaluation and treatment and by request from other team members when clinically indicated and collaborating with PACT RN and interprofessional team for patient case management needs. Panel size to be determined by local, regional, and national guidelines. Territory served to be determined and assigned by local and program needs.
  • Works with an interprofessional team to deliver primary care to veterans in their place of living. Includes being available during the tour of duty for phone, video, and face to face visits, conducting solo and/or joint home visits with team members as needed, and providing leave coverage for primary care providers as needed.
  • Obtains relevant health and medical history, performs appropriate physical exam including mental status and psychiatric exam as appropriate.
  • Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical exam, and clinical findings.
  • Formulates and implements appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological plan of care. Integrates veteran's goals of care and collaborates with interprofessional team, veteran, and veteran's support system in formulating and implementing plan of care as appropriate.
  • Provides education to veterans and their support systems as needed and appropriate.
  • Performs phlebotomy and immunizations for patients as indicated.
  • Determines the need for and initiate referrals and consultation in accordance with standard of practice and/or specified protocols.
  • Obtains consent for procedures, transfers, or opioid contracts as appropriate.
  • Completes documentation and enters orders in veteran's health record in compliance with local, regional, and national standards and guidelines.
  • Meets minimum clinical productivity expectations as determined by the service line and health system.
  • Meets standards of care and documentation as per program, local, regional, national, and practice standards.
  • The individual must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive to home visits.
  • Maintains BLS certification.

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