The Internal Medicine Physician will provide outpatient primary care treatment to Veterans with acute and chronic illness, with emphasis on preventative medicine. Evaluation and assessment of patients followed by evidence based treatment of patient's health care needs, in a Veteran centric, team-based model of care deliver. The incumbent will be working with medical residents or students as it is a responsibility of the position. The Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician will provide primary care clinical coverage via face to face coverage or virtual medical care for the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Provides medical services to Veterans on an outpatient basis in the primary care setting. Provision of inpatient care or Urgent Care may be seldom required and will be then specifically requested of the primary care provider by the supervisor. Provides primary care medicine to an assigned panel of adult Veterans. Veteran populations we serve are mostly male, with diseases consistent with those seen in the general population, namely diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, mental health disorders, amongst others. Comprehensive primary health care for women is also required. A primary focus of practice is on preventive medicine. Participates in the provision of Pain Management, Mental Health, and End of Life Care to Veterans in the primary care setting as required. Participates in the use of clinical practice guidelines, provision of standard of care to patients, and meets relevant performance measures as mandated by Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Reports quality of care issues promptly through established mechanisms. Maintains timely and complete patient medical records that meet Compliance Program and Joint Commission requirements. Mentors Nurse Practitioners (NP) and/or Physician Assistants (PA) on a daily basis. Guides clinical management of complex patients consulted asked by mid-level providers, including patients with pain issues, and those requiring narcotic management. Participates in all Medical Staff functions as required by the VAMC Medical Staff Bylaws. Consults specialty physicians as appropriate and collaborates with specialty clinics for appropriate and streamlined patient care. Surrogate for view alert coverage of other physicians/providers for patient care issues. This function would ensure that all labs, consults, and other tests ordered by practitioners on leave are indeed reviewed for appropriate action or disposition. Must be Basic Life Support (BLS) certified. Must be Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified. Supervision of PA and/or NP requires co-signature of controlled substance prescriptions. Provision of extended clinic and Saturday clinic hours about once per quarter. Takes into consideration the unique needs of female veteran patients. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Internal Medicine Physician Primary Care Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599991900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.