Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Published
February 23, 2020
Location
Dallas, Texas
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Summary

The Staff Physicians (MD/DO) in Primary Care (PACT) is accountable for adhering to established policies and standards of care/practice in evaluating, tracking, and following up on patient care. The MD/DO works in collaboration with heath care professionals to provide longitudinal case management of the PCP's entire PACT panel.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized in accordance with agency policy.

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Responsibilities

****This is an Open Continuous Announcement to establish a standing register of qualified candidates to refer as vacancies occur. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications will be March 9, 2020; after this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. ****

The Staff Physician will work as leaders and members of a healthcare team that shares responsibility for comprehensive medical care with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. The core Primary Care team consists of the Primary Physician Provider, the team RN/Case Manager and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Model emphasizes a team-based approach to healthcare. As a team leader, the Primary Physician Provider must promote, maintain and nurture positive relationships with the goal of efficient healthcare delivery where each team member works at the top of his or her practice.

Major Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide independent care delivery for chronic, acute/same day medical needs. The type of care is served to the Veteran population, with diseases consistent with those seen in the general population namely diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental health disorders, etc.
  • Responsible for writing orders for diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, consult with specialty service, and utilize computerized/electronic medical records. Major function of the position includes Health risk Assessment, goal setting for prevention, and chronic diseases management. A major focus is in preventive medicine with focus on the achievement of positive outcomes for patients, improve coordination of care, decrease clinic waits or delays, and appropriate use of resources.
  • Provide direct patient care to include, but are not limited to: history and physicals, medication management, evaluation of diagnostic tests and treatment planning, clinical reminder completion as applicable.
  • Function as a leader in the PACT approach in the delivery of care, which emphasizes a team-based approach to healthcare. Oversee PACTs compliance to Message Manager, My HealtheVet, and encounter completion. Proficient in Tele-Health to home visits (VA Video Connect), and Comprehensive Women's Health care.
  • Document all medical information in an electronic medical record.
  • Perform medication reconciliation.
  • Performs other patient care related duties, as necessary.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., with an occasional Saturday clinic or a week day extended hour clinic; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

You may be eligible to apply for Recruitment Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan reimbursement) if funds are available. Please contact Human Resources Management Services at this Medical Center and ask to speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for detail eligibility information.**This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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