West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is looking for Primary Care Physicians. Physicians must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine and maintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges. All physicians with the following duties must maintain current BLS certification. Position my be used to fill at other locations such as Delray Beach CBOC VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA, pending funding and approval. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VISN 8 Compensation Center of Excellence at VISN8CCOE@va.gov. 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 Primary Care Physician duties included but not limited to: The physician will be responsible for delivery of primary care to patients enrolled in the WPBVAMC healthcare system. The work assignment may include Primary Care Clinic, Women's Health, Compensation and Pension disability examinations, and/or Urgent Care. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in a clinic setting at the medical center. All duties will be performed at the WPBVAMC. Primary Care providers in the outpatient setting are typically assigned a panel of approximately 1200 patients to manage. Panel size at this time is determined by utilizing VHA PCMM software. Panel size is determined at the National level through a complex formula which extracts local information regarding acuity of assigned patients, available support staff, number of exam rooms, etc. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting. Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined either by a disease status (e.g. spinal cord injury, narcotic use patients), or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees etc.). Typically, these duties are designated at the time of joining but occasionally during the course of employment, participation in special projects pertinent to assigned section may be necessary as the projects become available through strategic or other initiatives. Physician may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for one or more mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review the care provided by midlevel practitioners. Physicians are required to supervise and teach residents and students from affiliated medical schools and to supervise midlevel providers. Providers will need to act as surrogates for the patients of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave. Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times. All physicians will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed.
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.