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The Primary Care Provider serves as a practicing physician who is responsible for the overall management of patients enrolled for healthcare services provided by the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Seeking three Primary Care providers; 1 at the Thunderbird CBOC, 1 at the Southwest CBOC, and 1 at the Southeast CBOC in Gilbert. **A list of qualified applicants will be sent to the department on a random basis or upon department's request after 15 days from the opening date of the announcement.** Duties Women's Health in Primary Care up to 50% of the panel will be female. Primary Care: Approximately 60%-100% time. Resident/Medical Student Teaching: 0-20% time as assigned. Maintain required competencies for designated women's health provider. Coordinate care for a panel of outpatients as assigned by PHVAHCS. Evaluate and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting. Perform histories and physical exams. Provides appropriate documentation to minimally include history, physical exam findings, diagnosis, definitive care plan and disposition of the patient. Ensures that patients are appropriately closed-out including disposition that clearly indicates the next steps of care. Ensures that each patient is provided a list of current medications and an appointment list at close-out. Perform office procedures contained within their approved privileges. Prescribe medications as appropriate. Order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests and provide initial interpretation of results. Communicate test results to patients. Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and special tests. Screen patients to determine the need for hospitalization. Function as a preceptor for residents in the clinic setting as assigned by PHVAHCS. Provide education to the patient and family as necessary. Work Schedule: Variable. Management discretion. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Yes. Highly qualified applicants. Telework: Yes Compressed/Flexible: Management discretion. Virtual: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP: Yes. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office.
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.