The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Staff Physician serves within the Geriatrics and Extended Care service line providing high quality patient centered care to Veterans in their homes in collaboration with the HBPC PACT team and assist in rotating provider on call coverage of Veterans in the Community Living Center, and Palliative/Hospice Care Services at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida. The HBPC Staff Physician is overall responsible for serving as key clinical primary point of accountability for patient involving Geriatric services and collaborate with other providers and specialist in and outside of the VA system to manage patients' health requiring inpatient and/or outpatient care. Additional duties include the following: Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare issues, histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies for patient at home. Communicates and consults regularly with other providers in primary and specialty care to assist in the care of geriatric patients as needed. Perform evidence-based practices to enhance symptom management of geriatric patients to include Palliative and end of life care when appropriate. Facilitate clarification and education to patient and family goals of care. Consults with the interdisciplinary care teams to establish a written plan of care. Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases. Implement strategic care plan to appropriately facilitate utilization and access to quality-of-life services. Monitor quality and service metrics across the continuum of care to ensure departmental goals are achieved. Provide education of staff. Responsible for meeting accreditation standards, including, but not limited to VHA and the Joint Commission standards for home care, for ensuring that the primary care services provided. Provides clinical oversight of the assigned Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants who function within these services. Will serves on HBPC PACT Team as Primary Care Physician and provide rotating on call coverage for the on-site Community Living Center, and Palliative/Hospice Care. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Physician (Geriatrics & Extended Care) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.
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.