Primary Care Physician - VA Maryland Health Care System - Cambridge, MD
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cambridge, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1139295
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The VA Maryland Health Care System is looking for a Primary Care Physician to join our Cambridge VA Clinic. Surrounded and shaped by water, downtown Cambridge is a friendly, boatable, and walkable historic community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
The focus of a Primary Care clinician at the VA Maryland Health Care System is the provision of general and longitudinal outpatient medical care for Veteran patients in a manner which is reflective of excellent clinical judgment, medical knowledge, clinical skills (medical interviewing, physical examination, and procedural skills), humanistic qualities and professionalism. Patient care will be delivered in a manner that promotes Veteran health and well-being via a personalized, patient-centered approach that takes into consideration the Veteran’s goals, diagnoses, and physical, functional, and psychosocial needs.
The supervising Lead Physician for the clinic will provide the work assignments for the primary care clinician and will provide professional direction. The clinician will be granted clinical privileges at the VA based on his/her specific expertise. Work will commence immediately upon completion of orientation. The clinician will be required to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, administrative staff, and a variety of allied health professionals to deliver comprehensive health care services to male and female Veteran patients.
The medical center utilizes a computerized medical record system. The physician must be familiar with personal computers, have adequate keyboard skills to perform all data entry (e.g., progress notes and physician orders, history and physicals, discharge summaries), and be able to navigate through computer programs.
In addition, the primary care clinician will:
Follow and abide by all medical center policies, rules, and regulations.
Initiate and facilitate treatment and transfer in emergency situations.
Refer patients as needed to appropriate specialists, health care facilities, and coordinate with home health services.
Document assessments and plan of care for each patient in accordance with standards of care, policies, and procedures.
Act as a consultant in clinical practice and may serve as a managing/supervising clinician for physician assistants, residents, and other health profession trainees
Maintain state licensure, PECOS enrollment, and knowledge of new and current clinical methods.
Assist with coordinating care received in the community from non-VA healthcare entities
Be responsible for the successful achievement of applicable Performance Measures and Monitors
Take an active part in the Peer Review process and ensure timely completion of assigned cases
Become proficient in and engage in Tele-Health to home visits (e.g., VA Video Connect)
Complete all other patient care related duties, as necessary and/or as assigned.
Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Relocation/Recruitment may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program.
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) CME: Must be full-time with board certification Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
More about the area:
Located centrally on the Chesapeake Peninsula of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Cambridge is in proximity to major metropolitan areas of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. We invite you to enjoy our small-town hospitality and scenic beauty on the shores of the Choptank River. You'll find every season has exciting events, walking tours, river cruises, Chesapeake Bay cuisine, antiques, and unique shops along a quaint historic district.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.