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. The Marion VA Medical Center, Primary Care Service is currently seeking 3 full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Physicians to assist in the care of our Nation's Veterans. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): The position is eligible for participation in this program. To qualify you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit an application within 4 months of appointment. EDRP Authorized: Contact Audrey West, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at 618-997-5311, ext. 54093 or Audrey.West@va.gov. 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, 10 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 Duties include but are not limited to the following: Diagnose, treat, and manage a panel of patients. Provider comprehensive patient centered primary medical care. Identify acute/nonacute, chronic health problems. Use principles of risk management to identify system issues which impact patient care. Order and evaluate appropriate diagnostic tests. Adhere to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic diseases. Conduct appropriate preventative screens and diagnostic tests. Provide appropriate disposition of identified health care problems. Participate in Primary Care multidisciplinary activities. Inform Veterans to accomplish shared decision making in medical treatment/regimes. Demonstrate medical expertise in diagnosing and treating multisymptomatic patients. Adhere to local policies, procedures and directives related to timeliness of documentation and encounters for verification of patient visits, findings and medical recommendations in the electronic medical record. Use Computerized Patient Record System to review and update patient's electronic medical records. Maintain view alerts. The Physician will report directly to the Chief of Primary Care Service. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm. May include extended hours, or an occasional Saturday based on patient needs. Due to the nature of work, the Physician Assistant may occasionally be required to stay later than 4:30 pm, as 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.