The Columbus VA Medical Center is recruiting (2) two full-time PACT physician within Primary Care Service at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA ACC Clinic. Participate in the educational programs for service personnel as well as medical staff; Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care in Primary Care, Utilizes a problem-oriented framework for managing patient care within appropriate limits of licensure and approved privileges. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR (2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Eligible in Family or Internal Medicine by the American Board Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine. Current BLS required/ACLS desirable. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing and reaching above shoulder 1 to 2 hours; Use of fingers, walking and standing 2-8 hours. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Specific visual requirement; Ability to visual examine; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Working closely with others ["Major duties and responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: A. Assessment of Health Status Obtain a relevant health and medical history Perform a physical examination based on age and history Conduct preventive screening procedures based on age and history Identify health risks and needs. B. Diagnosis Formulate the appropriate differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination and clinical findings Demonstrate high level of autonomy and skills in identification of disease and diagnosis C. Development of a Treatment Plan Establish priorities and develop a plan of a care which includes ordering appropriate laboratory and x-ray diagnostic tests. Make clinical decisions to initiate prescription of medications to maintain acute and chronic illness and promote wellness Initiate prescription for supplies, equipment to be used at home, supplies needed for wound care Refill appropriate medication to continue regimen Identify the need to change a medication regimen Initiate prosthetics requests for assistive devices Identify and instruction on non-pharmacological interventions Initiate appropriate VA and community referrals Provide patient/family education in collaboration with other PACT members D. Implementation of the Plan Implementation of the treatment plan in accordance with approved clinical privileges Collaborates with nursing peers, physicians and other professionals who influence the health environment Schedules appointments for patients in collaboration with team members to ensure that all patients are scheduled within time constraints established by VHA polices especially adhering to priority access for service connected and OEG/OIF veteran populations Reconciles medications with each patient visit VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Education Debt Reduction Program (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. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m."]
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