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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 Summary: The position is for an Internal Medicine/Family Practice physician who will be responsible for delivery of primary care to patients enrolled at the Brainerd Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Duties: The primary care provider is an integral member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) teamlet, similar to a medical home team, and is expected to work closely and coordinate patient care with other PACT teamlet members including nursing, clerical, pharmacy, social worker, dietician, etc. Primary care physicians will participate in daily huddles with other teamlet staff and participate in primary care systems redesign projects. A primary care provider in the outpatient setting is assigned a panel of patients to manage under Primary Care Management Model (PCMM) guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on patient complexity, support staff and room availability. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting. Primary Care Physicians may have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews. Primary care physicians will act as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed, to include review of CPRS view alerts. Primary care physicians will regularly attend primary care staff meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings. A full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay period. Duties may include evening and weekend working hours. Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. All physicians will work within their privileges at all times and follow the Medical Bylaws. Work Schedule: Administrative days, Monday-Friday Recruitment and Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position amount to be determined.
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.