The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System for Aberdeen Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is currently recruiting for a full time, permanent,Physician Medical Director. Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a weekly basis. The CBOC Medical Director provides administrative supervision and general instruction, plans and assigns work, assigns schedules, approves leave and completes performance evaluations. An attending physician provides clinical supervision and is available for consultation and advice during each tour of duty. There is wide latitude for independent judgment in fulfilling the responsibilities. Directly supervises mid-level providers and nurse manager. The Medical Director is an integral part of the Primary Care team and is called upon to perform the following: Provides total care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing history and physical exam, ordering appropriate lab tests, radiology studies, screening studies. This includes evaluating those tests, developing a treatment and follow-up plan to include medication, medical equipment, and home based interventions within the guidelines laid down by the supervising physician. This care will also include the outpatient follow up visits, post discharge follow-up and managing care with specialty and sub-specialty medical providers. The patient care will be provided through face to face visits and/or other modalities (group clinics, telephone clinics, secure messaging, etc). Assists in the preparation of the patient and/or his/her family to include, but not be limited to, teaching (to include health promotion and disease prevention activities), accumulating data and medical problems, and presenting patient centered discussion of medical problems for appraisal and scheduling patients with the appropriate Primary care department services. Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. Acts as the focal point of the designated outpatient clinic by being the contact person for all other consultant services regarding patient care, and providing consults for Primary Care department to other services. Provides assistance to the Primary Care Department with regard to duties to assist the service that may be requested. Maintain skills, proficiencies, and professional knowledge required for licensing and clinical scope of practice. Provides instruction/preceptor-ship for physician assistant students, physician assistant residents and Nurse practitioner students from various schools across the region, within her Primary Care Department clinic. Provides physical/history and medical instruction to pharmacy students, within her Primary Care Department clinic. Provides instruction to new primary Care Department providers in the particulars of routine policies and procedures regarding patient care. Operates in a Program Manager role assuming additional duties in the Primary Care Service Line. Work Schedule: Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 0730-1600 or 0800 to 1630. Additional information maybe provided during interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598631800
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.