The Physician - Infectious Disease position is in the Acute Care and Specialties Service of the of the Central Alabama VA Health Care System, Montgomery, AL. This specialist will provide both inpatient and outpatient consultation services. Duties include, but are not limited to: - Provides diagnosis and treatment of adult patients presenting with infectious diseases such as diseases that are resistant to treatment, illness after travel, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Lyme disease and Hepatitis B and C. - Provides treatment in an outpatient clinical setting and provide consultation services in an inpatient setting or emergent need. - Performs a physical examination, review patient's medical data and order routine diagnostic imaging studies and labs when indicated. - Documents observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes. - Works collaboratively with other specialties. - Follows VA directives and polices and maintains current in Basic Life Support (BLS). - Possesses computer skills to access and input typed data on each patient into the computerized patient record system (CPRS). - Provides consultation services to all other VA clinics under Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) catchment. - Provides direct clinical supervision of advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and other staff as appropriate. - Establishes professional working relationships with other clinical service providers within the medical center and outlying clinics, provide telephone and e-consult consultations as needed. - Cooperates with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review and with other performance improvement activities as directed. Attend assigned meetings or process action teams. - Attends mandatory meetings and training/education such as staff meetings, grand rounds, Talent Management System (TMS), VA Voices, Own the Moment and comply with specialist continuing medical education (CME) requirements timely. - Other duties may be assigned as needed by the supervisor or Chief of Staff. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/FS#:619-50840A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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 EDRP Authorized: Contact Robbie Lee at Robbie.Lee@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance
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.