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The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center is in the active and thriving community of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the "Gateway to the Ozarks." Poplar Bluff has a population of 17,000, and cost of living in the area is among the lowest in the country. We are within a two-hour drive of several large cities and have a small airport. The area is quite scenic and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in nearby national and state parks and forests. Come, join our team! Duties include but are not limited to: - Diagnose, treat and manage a panel of patients. - Provider comprehensive patient-centered primary medical care. - Identify acute/non-acute, 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 multi-symptomatic 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 record. - Maintain view alerts. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm - May include extended hours or an occasional Saturday based on patient needs. Due to the nature of work, the Physician may occasionally be required to stay later than 4:30 pm, as required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not 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.