The Marion VA Medical Center, Primary Care Service is currently seeking a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Physician to assist in caring for our Nation's Veterans. This vacancy is a Float position. The float provider will cover for primary care provider absences as well as urgent care needs. Duties/responsibilities will include but are not limited to: − Physician will float to Community Based Outpatient Centers within the Marion VA Healthcare System's catchment area. − The physician will cover absences as needed. − Diagnose, treat and manage a panel of patients. − Provider comprehensive patient-centered primary medical care. − Identify acute/non-acute, chronic health problems. − Use principles of risk management to identify system issues which impact patient care. − Order and evaluate appropriate diagnostic tests. − Adhere to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic diseases. − Conduct appropriate preventative screens and diagnostic tests. − Provide appropriate disposition of identified health care problems. − Participate in Primary Care multidisciplinary activities. − Inform Veterans to accomplish shared-decision making in medical treatment/regimes. − Demonstrate medical expertise in diagnosing and treating multi-symptomatic patients. − Adhere to local policies, procedures and directives related to timeliness of documentation and encounters for verification of patient visits, findings and medical recommendations in the electronic medical record. − Use Computerized Patient Record System to review and update patient's electronic medical record. − Maintain view alerts. The Physician will report directly to the Chief of Primary Care Service. Work Schedule: Mon day - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Drive time will be included in the 8:00 am to 4:30 pm work schedule. Travel will not extend past tour of duty. May include extended hours or an occasional Saturday based on patient needs. Due to the nature of work, the Physician may occasionally be required to stay later than 4:30 pm, as required. 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.