The Lexington VA Medical Center is recruiting for Staff Physician to work for the Primary Care Service Line. He/she will provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care to primary care patients, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The physician has responsibilities for the evaluation, care, and disposition of patients, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, determining needs for hospitalization or transferring the patient to another facility. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Providing direct hands-on patient care; Assessing patients for acute illnesses and determine whether patients need to be admitted to the hospital or managed in the outpatient setting; Managing chronic diseases; Providing clinical guidance over the phone, by Secure Messaging and through mail; Ensuring accurate documentation of medical assessments and observations; Managing emergencies and writing admission orders and completing required paperwork; Managing transfers into and out of the facility; and Coordinating hand-off communication. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) - (other times as required); subject to change based on agency needs. Financial Disclosure Report: 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.