You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans This announcement will be open until a selection is made. The incumbent will work as a member of the Primary Care Service at the Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center, Ernest Childers, McAlester, and Vinita VA Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent will work as a member of a disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other services to provide medical care to veterans enrolled in the VA Health System. The physician is expected to demonstrate advance competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of the patients and play an active role in the multidisciplinary health care team, promote preventive measures, manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients and patients assigned to other team members when circumstances requires. Coordinates care for patients throughout the continuum of care to assure the care is timely, appropriate, of high quality and cost effective. Provide professional assessment, coordination and planning of multiple health care services; provides ongoing evaluations of care management services. Safely prescribes interventions of treatments which may include the prescriptions of medications. Incumbent is responsible and accountable for the continuous and comprehensive healthcare management of a broad range of health services which include but not limited to promotion of health, prevention of illness and disability, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions/diseases, management of health care during the acute and chronic condition phases of illness. The incumbent will document on all examinations/procedures performed, in the patient's electronic medical record. The incumbent will be responsible to review documentation completed by Mid-Levels (PA/NP) on assigned patients on his/her panel. AIS access: In the performance of official duties, the employee has access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive information which must be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws and regulations. The employee is responsible for (1) protecting that information from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion; and (2) following applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc as set forth in the computer access agreement and VA policy memoranda. Adult (Age 18-64) Speaks directly to customer in a respectful manner. Accurately assesses the customer's ability to follow directions. Provides clear and concise instructions to customers when appropriate. Addresses customer by name when know. Listens to customer's concerns; involves customer in decision making. Individualizes care to meet customer's needs and family responsibilities. Senior Adult (Age 65+) Recognizes customer's fears of asking questions by repeating information or asking questions. Addresses customer by last name (Mr., Mrs., etc.) unless patient indicates personal preference. Speaks distinctly and slowly when communicating with a customer. Accurately assesses the customer's ability to follow instructions. Provides clear and concise instructions to customers when appropriate. Customer Service - Recognizes co-workers as customers and responds to them accordingly. Courteous in all interactions with patients, visitors, and co-workers. Seeks to go beyond what the customer requests and do something extra to be helpful. Assists customer in making informed decisions. Highly responsive to requests for help, information, and services. Listens to concerns of customers and resolves complaints and concerns of effectively and promptly. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.