The Primary Care Physician at the Marshalltown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) functions in a clinical role to provide Veteran care and promote patient-centered interdisciplinary approaches to those individuals referred to Primary Care services at VACIHCS in accordance with standards of VHA and other accrediting bodies. The Primary Care Physician at the Marshalltown CBOC duties are performed on a routine and repetitive basis and include, but are not limited to the following: Provide primary care services to all patients assigned to them. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting; Acts as a leader of the PACT team and collaborates with other team members, facility staff and community partners to ensure seamless coordination of care; Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined either by a disease status or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees etc; Participation in special projects pertinent to assigned sub-specialty may be necessary as the projects become available with strategic or other initiatives. Examples of such projects may be palliative care program, multidisciplinary cancer care program, and chronic disease management program; Participate in discharge planning of inpatients assigned to their PACT team and other interdisciplinary patient care plan activities. During this time, information regarding patient status should be discussed with the hospitalists and other team members and ensure proper transition of care; Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a Physician Assistant. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation and are outlined in the PA Supervising Agreement; Timely documentation and encounter is necessary in all areas in accordance with Facility Medical Staff By-Laws. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion; Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times; All physician will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency; and Administrative duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Administrative days, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP is authorized. Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Incentives: Recruitment or relocation incentives ARE authorized for this position 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. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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.