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. Responsibilities This position is for an Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician to deliver primary care to patients enrolled at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System and/or it's Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Alexandria, Brainerd or Montevideo in one of two needs: GAP provider - coverage where needed as needed Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) provider Duties: - The primary care provider is an integral member Service Line who may be assigned to GAP coverage or Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT teamlet) based on clinical need and coverage. - Primary care physicians will participate in daily huddles with other team let staff and participate in primary care systems redesign projects. - A primary care provider in the outpatient setting is assigned a panel of patients to manage under Primary Care Management Model (PCMM) guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on patient complexity, support staff and room availability. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting. - Primary Care Physicians may have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews. - Primary care physicians will regularly attend primary care staff meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings. - A full-time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay period. - Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. - All physicians will work within their privileges at all times and follow the Medical Bylaws. GAP responsibilities may include the following: Coverage for PACT Providers (MD/NP/PAs) on leave for short periods or extended periods Coverage in Urgent Care as needed Telemedicine Coverage to the CBOC's Provider alert management High volume assistance with administrative or clinical coverage Resignation/Retirement coverage for PACT provider until recruitment/replacement Other duties/needs of the department Work Schedule: 80 hours per pay period, generally administrative days Monday-Friday with potential evening and weekend hours. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible amount to be determined. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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
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.