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. The incumbent will be located at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (VAMC) and will provide comprehensive primary care services for patients in Primary Care setting in the assigned location. The incumbent Works as a member of a primary care team consisting of clerical staff, nurses, physicians, social workers, and clinical pharmacists. The incumbent provides or coordinates all aspects of the patient's care including preventive, urgent, and routine care including women's healthcare. The Physician provides effective care to patients characterized by using sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care for assigned patients. Primary Care is comprehensive, continuous, and covers preventative and psycho-social aspects of patient management. The incumbent must meet access, quality, efficiency, satisfaction, and other standards of performance established by the Veterans Health Administration. The incumbent provides medical histories and performs comprehensive physical examinations (H and P's), orders appropriate diagnostic studies, interprets and analyzes medical data, establishes diagnoses, formulates and implements treatment plans, and modifies treatment plans; orders subspecialty consults, tests, prosthetic requests, completes forms on veterans' behalf that are within the treatment purview of the incumbent, and performs other clinical duties as directed and deemed by the Service Chief to be appropriate and in the interest of the Veteran. The incumbent references quality improvement information and organizes patient care needs to assure safe, efficient, and cost-effective care and initiates effective actions in emergencies. This position may include participation in the provision of telemedicine care to outlying communities as well as occasional travel to other VA clinics to provide clinical coverage. The candidate must be willing to: - treat opiate use disorder with buprenorphine therapy (training available) in consultation with Behavioral Health; - treat Geriatric Primary Care patients and is encouraged to apply for implementation of a Geriatric Primary Care panel (encouraged but not required); - engage in Women's Health treatment, hypertension management, and diabetes management; - treat opiate use disorder with buprenorphine therapy (with training available) in consultation with Behavioral Health; and - support residency training of affiliated medical Universities and programs. This position may also support residency training of affiliated medical Universities and programs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized 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 Work Schedule: As Determined by Supervisor
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.