This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center has an active affiliation with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and the East Tennesee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy. The medical school and pharmacy school are housed on the grounds of the VA Medical Center and is utilizing the property through Enhanced-Use Leasing agreement. Over 300 university residents, interns, and students are trained at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center each year. There are also nursing student affiliations with East Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University and five other nursing schools. There are other major university affiliations with our medical center involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, and psychology. Learn more about our Affiliations... VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Available Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Available Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Currently Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine specialties are eligible to apply for the incentive upon hiring. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Provides comprehensive outpatient care for a panel of adult spinal cord injury patients through a patient aligned care team (PACT) model, utilizing face-to-face, telephone, VA Video Connect appointment modalities for providing care within the standard of care for Internal Medicine/Family Practice patients. Specialty training in spinal cord injury is a plus, but will train the right candidate. Serves as a provider who is highly skilled in the management of a patient's primary care needs or sub-specialty evaluation and treatment. Examines and provides appropriate treatment based on best clinical practice. Orders laboratory and radiology tests and refers patients to specialist when appropriate. Analyzes reports, test results, medical records and examinations to diagnose condition of patients and propose treatment options. Prescribe medications and provides comprehensive instructions for administration. Maintains clinical proficiency and familiarity with the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), while providing continuity of care for a limited panel of patients. Ensures documentation and view alerts are processed in a timely manner. Serves as clinical preceptor for mid-level practitioners. Establishes and maintains a collegial relationship with other clinical staff. Contributes to the achievement of quality care standards, efficiency, process improvement and patient satisfaction. Maintains a safe environment for staff and patients conducive to maintaining patient satisfaction and staff morale. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.