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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Eligible Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible 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 Functions as the Physician Team leader of their Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) in the Erie VA Medical Center's Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CRAWFORD CBOC) in Meadville, PA location. Provides direct patient care full time and works as a member of an expanded healthcare team (social worker, dietician, clinical pharmacists, behavioral health clinician, and a care manager) to oversee and coordinate medical care for a population of Veterans in a group practice setting utilizing the PACT model. Provides comprehensive care for Veterans for a panel size of approximately 900-1000 patients or serves walk-ins. Performs initial histories and physical examination on outpatients using CVT technology and/or face-to-face visits. Provides ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients. Screens outpatients to determine the need for further care. Prescribes medications within defined scope of practice. Orders diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiogram. Reviews need for and orders health promotion and disease prevention measures. Initiates, responds to and expediates requests for consultations, special tests and studies Provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Attends staff meetings, team meetings, some committee meetings, and completes some peer review evaluations. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm or 8:00am - 4:30pm though weekends and nightshifts may be required if Veteran Needs arise.
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.