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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 The Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Team Physician is assigned to HBPC in the Geriatrics, Palliative, and Extended Care Service line. The HBPC Team Physician provides consultative services to interprofessional staff providing in-home longitudinal interprofessional primary care to veterans (often older adults) with complex chronic diseases who cannot be effectively managed through routine clinic-based care. This position is part of the Oakland, CA HBPC team and includes administrative and patient care duties for 60-80 patients. Geriatrics Physician, Home Based Primary Care Responsibilities: Serves as a primary care provider for a panel of veterans including conducting home visits for medical evaluation and treatment and by request from other team members when clinically indicated and collaborating with PACT RN and interprofessional team for patient case management needs. Panel size to be determined by local, regional, and national guidelines. Territory served to be determined and assigned by local and program needs. Works with an interprofessional team to deliver primary care to veterans in their place of living, Includes being available during the tour of duty for phone, video, and face to face visits, conducting solo and/or joint home visits with team members as needed, and providing leave coverage for primary care providers as needed. Obtain relevant health and medical history, perform appropriate physical exam including mental status and psychiatric exam as appropriate. Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis based on history, physical exam, and clinical findings. Formulates and implements appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological plan of care. Integrates veteran's goals of care and collaborates with interprofessional team, veteran, and veteran's support system in formulating and implementing plan of care as appropriate. Provide education to veterans and their support systems as needed and appropriate. Perform phlebotomy and immunizations for patients as indicated. Determine the need for and initiate referrals and consultation in accordance with standard of practice and/or specified protocols. Obtain consent for procedures, transfers, or opioid contracts as appropriate. Completes documentation and enters orders in veteran's health record in compliance with local, regional, and national standards and guidelines. Meet minimum clinical productivity expectations as determined by the service line and health system. Meet standards of care and documentation as per program, local, regional, national, and practice standards. The individual must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive to home visits. Maintain BLS certification Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm
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.