Hospice & Palliative Care Physician: The position will be under the Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service line at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines and performs duties as Hospice and Palliative Care clinics including acute care, CLC and home settings. Duties of the Physician: Provide primary medical care/treatment services to assigned areas collaborate with mid-level practitioners as assigned Adhere to established policies and processes Comply with all CPRS documentation procedures Comply with local and national performance measures Provide consistent customer service with patients/families, staff, facility management, etc. Provide prompt diagnostic assessment and evaluation, including full history and physical exam, appropriate labs, radiological imaging, consultations, documentation of the evaluation and appropriate coding for billing in progress notes, communication with admitting teams, and discharge planning on all patients Review all Outlook email communications prior to completing his/her duty shift Complete and sign all electronic medical records and all orders prior to the completion of each duty shift. Consistent with current medical staff by-laws, all transcribed electronic medical record documents must be signed within twenty-four (24) hours of the encounter regardless of the duty schedule Complete all patient encounters (note) within twenty-four hours of patient visit Meet all performance goals Comply with all TMS requirements Participate in Process Improvement activities involving hospice and palliative care related to quality metrics and unannounced surveys. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday- Friday, tours of work schedule is 7:00-3:30, 7:30-4:00, 8:00-4:30. Additional information maybe provided during interview process.. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP is authorized. Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment Incentive is authorized. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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 CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.