The position is located at the Walla Walla Outpatient Clinic, Walla Walla-WA. A Primary Care Physician (PCP) is a physician who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or diagnosis. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment / Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this recruitment Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 The duties of the physician will include: Geriatric Extended Care Services - Geriatric outpatient consultative services Dementia and Memory specific consultative care Geriatric PACT (primary care of referred geriatric, palliative patients) - fulfills the general medical needs as well as full range of Geriatric Medicine syndromes in a diverse population of Veterans. Full range of clinical services to a multifaceted geriatric, home bound and palliative patient population with complex diseases referred throughout southeastern Washington, Western Idaho and Northeastern Oregon. Manages complex medical conditions, co-morbid mental illnesses, pain management issues, and a variety of psychosocial conditions with active collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams. Manages multiple diagnosis while considering socio-economic conditions of the Veteran and the availability of individual support systems. Communicates and consult regularly with provider partners in primary and specialty care within the VA and community partners outside the VA. Physician will collaborate with HBPC mid-level providers, nursing, social work and other staff, visit each new admitted patient to the program in their home Assume a leadership role in the ongoing development and implementation of HBPC, palliative care and geriatric and dementia care services. Advocate for HBPC, palliative care and geriatric and dementia care services with VHA Leadership. Participate in regular team meetings in Geriatrics/HBPC/Palliative care - Meeting at least weekly as a team to plan, review, and evaluate patient care plans of Veterans receiving palliative care, with input from both the Veterans and their families. Participate in selecting team members in Geriatrics/HBPC/Palliative care Assist primary care providers in having Goals of Care Conversations for high risk Veterans There may be opportunities for teaching on occasional basis with family medicine physician residents Work collaboratively with ACOS Ambulatory Care to promote high quality clinical programs; The clinical and administrative duties listed above are not comprehensive and may include other duties as determined by the program needs and assigned by the ACOS. Direct Care duties include but are not limited to: Works with a multidisciplinary team that includes nursing, social work, dietetics, clinical pharmacy, physical therapist, behavioral health and clerical support. Performs and records history and physical examinations. Evaluates, consults, develops diagnoses, and manages the primary panel of Veterans assigned. Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes workload documentation in a timely manner. Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for geriatric Veterans. Orders diagnostic tests, medication, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each Veteran. Prescribes medication according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law. Sees patients via VA approved, secure video telemedicine modalities. Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts. Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols. Collaborates with an assigned mid-level provider and top complete collaborative case review and make adjustment to veteran treatment plan Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm
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.