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 Wilmington VAMC is seeking a Physician for its Sussex County, Georgetown, Delaware CBOC to provide comprehensive primary care services for patients. The incumbent must have at least 3 years of non-VA Primary Care experience or 1 year of VA Primary Care experience. The incumbent works as a member of a primary care team consisting of clerical staff, nurses, physicians, social workers, and clinical pharmacists. Provides or coordinates all aspects of the patient's care including preventive, urgent, and routine care including women's healthcare. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provides effective care to patients characterized by using sound judgment in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care for assigned patients. Meets access, quality, efficiency, satisfaction, and other standards of performance established by the Veterans Health Administration. Provides medical histories and performs comprehensive physical examinations (H and P's), orders appropriate diagnostic studies, interprets and analyzes medical data, establishes diagnoses, formulates and implements treatment plans, and modifies treatment plans; orders subspecialty consults, tests, prosthetic requests, completes forms on veterans' behalf that are within the treatment purview of the incumbent, and performs other clinical duties as directed and deemed by the Service Chief to be appropriate and in the interest of the Veteran. References quality improvement information and organizes patient care needs to assure safe, efficient, and cost-effective care and initiates effective actions in emergencies. The delivery of care may be in person, by VVC, or via telephone, and the incumbent will actively participate in the provision of telemedicine care to outlying communities as well as occasional travel to other VA clinics to provide clinical coverage. The incumbent must be willing to: - Treat opiate use disorder with buprenorphine therapy (training available) in consultation with Behavioral Health - Treat Geriatric Primary Care patients and is encouraged to apply for implementation of a Geriatric Primary Care panel (encouraged but not required); - Engage in Women's Health treatment, hypertension management, and diabetes management; - treat opiate use disorder with buprenorphine therapy (with training available) in consultation with Behavioral Health; - Support residency training of affiliated medical Universities and programs. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm 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.