- Physicians manages a panel of approximately 1100 patients in conjunction with his/her patient aligned care team (PACT). - Each PACT is staffed by a physician, RN, LPN, and clerk. The PACT model emphasizes each team member contributing to the veteran's care. - Physicians see an average of 8-14 patients per day during scheduled appointment times. - No after hours or weekend call required. Moonlighting outside of normal working hours is allowed. Specific tasks depend on the specialty; however, the following responsibilities are likely to be carried out, regardless of the doctor's specialty, on a daily or weekly basis: - examining and talking to patients to diagnose their medical conditions; - carrying out specific procedures as appropriately credentialed; - making notes, both as a legal record of treatment and for the benefit of other health care professionals; - working with other doctors as part of a team, either in the same department, or within other specialties; - liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment; - promoting health education; - undertaking managerial responsibilities such as planning the workload and staffing of the department, especially at more senior levels; VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for a recruitment or relocation incentive. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm
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.