Vacancy located within the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System at the Clarksville Community Based Outpatient Clinic, located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The Clarksville Clinic provides primary care, along with specialty care services and operates in a multidisciplinary PACT model. The primary role of the float physician is to provide comprehensive medical care to Veterans who are assigned to the Clarksville and Dover VA clinics and provide walk-in coverage. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is Authorized. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2022. Referral of eligible applications will take place once a month until position (s) is filled. Candidates must have an internal medicine or family practice background, with greater than two years of experience preferred. We are seeking a candidate with a passion for serving Veterans and a desire to work within a newly built, state of the art outpatient clinic that incorporates traditional medicine, holistic medicine and telehealth medicine. Duties include, but are not limited to:- Provide total care of Veteran's medical needs by performing history and physical exams , ordering appropriate lab tests, radiology studies, screening studies. This includes evaluating those tests, developing a treatment and follow-up plan to include medication, medical equipment, and home based interventions within the guidelines laid down by the supervising physician. This care will also include the outpatient follow up visits, post discharge follow-up and managing care with specialty and sub-specialty medical providers. This patient care will be provided through face to face visits and other modalities such a telephone clinics, VA Video Connect clinics, group clinics, secure messaging, etc.- Evaluate and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting. Ensures that each patient is provided a list of current medications and an appointment list at close-out.- Ensures that patient encounters, notes, orders, and consults are appropriately closed out including disposition that clearly indicates next steps of care. Also responsible for ensuring coding is correct and in accordance with coding guidelines.- Performs office procedures contained within their privileges.- Communicates test results to patients.- Assist in preparation of the patient and/or his/her family to include, but not limited to, teaching (to include health promotion and disease prevention activities), accumulating data and medical problems, and presenting patient centered discussion and whole health of medical problems for appraisal and scheduling patients within appropriate Primary Care departmental services.- Uses data sets contained within the VHA almanac, Compass, Electronic Quality Measures and High Risk registries to identify and more highly manage patients at high risk and/or that have recurring outcome values that outside the norm.- Maintains skills, proficiencies and professional knowledge required for licensing and clinical scope of practice.- Provides support to APRN's working within clinics.- Required to attend staff meetings, may serve on committees, teams, work-groups and complete peer-reviews as requested. The Provider will complete CME, VA Training, and other mandatory trainings as assigned in TMS.- Provider will float between the Clarksville VA clinic and Dover VA clinic. Travel is associated with this position. Occasional travel to Dover, TN will be necessary to help coverage when other providers call out sick or are on leave. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.