The GEC Medical Director is the senior clinician for the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC) and responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC team. The incumbent works in collaboration with the HBPC Program Director to meet the requirements of the program. The GEC Medical Director is responsible for: 1. Collaborating with the HBPC Program Director to: a. Provide leadership to the HBPC Program. b. Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of students. c. Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of the HBPC performance improvement plan. d. Advocate for HBPC with VHA leadership and the medical community. e. Jointly select HBPC Team members. 2. Providing clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans. 3. Providing clinical oversight for team members and being readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. 4. Complete OPPE/FPPE for assigned team members. 5. Participating in HBPC team meetings. 6. Keeping the HBPC team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards. 7. Arranging physician coverage and communicating the plan of coverage to the HBPC team. 8. Member of medical staff committees including Professional Staff, Medical Executive Board and Protected Peer Review. 9. Collaborating with other HBPC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on program development issues. The GEC Medical Director, in collaboration with the HBPC interdisciplinary team, is responsible for: 1. Assuming primary medical responsibility for HBPC patients. 2. Identifying the patients' medical problems. 3. Defining the medical management of these problems 4. Determining the need for consultation from medical, surgical, and/or psychiatric subspecialty clinics. 5. Determining the need for, and facilitating, admission to the hospital. 6. Visiting the HBPC patients at home, when appropriate. 7. Serving as collaborator for advanced practice nurses. 8. Providing medical administrative support such as signing forms requiring physician signature for the HBPC patients. In addition, the GEC Medical Director will be responsible for: 1. Collaborating with community home health and hospice agencies as needed for HBPC patients. 2. Following HBPC Staff Safety procedures. 3. Complying with Medical Center and VHA regulations regarding the use of government vehicles. 4. Demonstrating work practices that include adherence to Infection Control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30am - 4pm); Compressed work schedule available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: (Full-time physicians) Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year 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. Alaska License is Preferred. Facility will fund. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section Recruitment / Relocation Incentives "ARE AUTHORIZED"
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.