The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Physician in Primary Care Service at the Youngstown VA Clinic. This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until Friday, December 31, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be Friday, October 8, 2021. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The successful candidate will have a high level of medical knowledge and possesses all the qualities for providing comprehensive and compassionate care for "those who served". The position calls for excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and offers input into projects pertaining to the development of the clinic. Will provide comprehensive primary care services to a defined panel of patients. Duties include history taking, physical examination, ordering laboratories and diagnostic studies, diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans for acute and chronic conditions within the scope of Medicine practice. This provider (MD or DO) is the leader of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) (Physician, RN, LPN, and clerical associate) which provides direct care for Veterans enrolled in Primary Care at the New Philadelphia VA Clinic. This provider is assigned responsibility for a panel of patients at a specific location. However the provider may be asked on some occasions to assist in patient care or administrative duties at the main hospital or at another site. Providing clinical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases, preventive care, and coordination of care for a panel of primary care patients. Appropriate documentation of patient care in clinical records is expected. The physician refers to specialists when additional input and treatment outside of the scope of the physician's experience and training is required. Responsible for monitoring PACT team performance to assess adherence to VA standards, assure quality and effectiveness of care, and meet VA performance measures. Outstanding customer service is expected. Leading the team in assisting the patient advocate and administration in resolving patient concerns and inquiries. Exercising medical decision-making and providing a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for a specific group of patients; Must have excellent communication skills and relations with staff and community and is able to elicit cooperation from others. The primary care physician serves as a member of a larger multidisciplinary treatment team which includes social work, pharmacy, mental health, nutrition, and on occasion, other services. Performing other duties as assigned. This physician reports to the local medical director or associate chief of staff for primary care, who in turn is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) EDRP: 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. 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 Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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.