The Columbus VA Medical Center is recruiting a full-time Physician (Urgent Care Center) within Primary Care Service at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Clinic. Duties and responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: A. Assessment of Health Status Obtain a relevant health and medical history Perform a physical examination based on age and history Conduct preventive screening procedures based on age and history Identify health risks and needs. B. Diagnosis Formulate the appropriate differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination and clinical findings Demonstrate high level of autonomy and skills in identification of disease and diagnosis C. Development of a Treatment Plan Establish priorities and develop a plan of a care which includes ordering appropriate laboratory and x-ray diagnostic tests. Make clinical decisions to initiate prescription of medications to maintain acute and chronic illness and promote wellness Initiate prescription for supplies, equipment to be used at home, supplies needed for wound care Refill appropriate medication to continue regimen Identify the need to change a medication regimen Initiate prosthetics requests for assistive devices Identify and instruction on non-pharmacological interventions Initiate appropriate VA and community referrals Provide patient/family education in collaboration with other PACT members D. Implementation of the Plan Implementation of the treatment plan in accordance with approved clinical privileges Collaborates with nursing peers, physicians and other professionals who influence the health environment Schedules appointments for patients in collaboration with team members to ensure that all patients are scheduled within time constraints established by VHA polices especially adhering to priority access for service connected and OEG/OIF veteran populations Reconciles medications with each patient visit VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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.