The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Staff Physician (Ambulatory Care) at the Austin, Texas VA Outpatient Clinic. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). NOTE: This vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis or at the request of management. The duties and responsibilities of the Staff Physician (Amb Care) at the Austin, TX VA Clinic include but are not limited to the following: Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as services in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned patients. Comprehensive Women's health care duties include, assessment and treatment of patients, including pelvic examination, pap smears and other related gender-specific healthcare of women, reviews diagnostic studies and reports abnormal findings. Provides effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from other Services/Departments. Obtains patient histories, performs physical exams, formulates a working diagnosis and develops/implements a treatment plan according to clinical guidelines and to determine appropriate hospitalization, and/or disposition to Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living, Community Nursing Home, and/or Home Care. Orders appropriate tests and incorporate results for treatment plan. Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or studies. Authorized to write both inpatient and outpatient medical orders, treatments and medications. Provides education and counseling to patient and family in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs. May serve as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine residents/students as assigned. Coverage of Acute Care(Walk-in) clinic extended hours of clinic coverage in the evenings and on weekends will be required on an intermittent basis. Works with nurses to coordinate care in non-face to face settings. Provides supervision/collaboration to mid-level provider as assigned/requests Participates in Peer reviews, chart reviews, hospital/clinic committees and Process improvement initiatives as assigned. Utilizes proficient data-entry (typing) skills BLS required Other duties as assigned. If patient needs arise, the incumbent of the position may be reassigned within the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! 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 (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in 'Education section' Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm with a possibility of various on call duties, which may include weekdays, weekends and holidays. Work schedule is subject to change based on clinical needs Bargaining Unit: This is a Bargaining Unit position 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.