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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 The incumbent spends at least 80% of time in clinic answering consults for outpatient vascular medicine care and providing follow-up care as needed. The remainder of the time is spent reading and reporting of vascular studies. The remainder of the time is spent answering inpatient and ED consults. The incumbent establishes professional working relationships with clinical service providers within the medical center and the Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), providing telephone and curbside consultation as needed and screening consults that are received for appropriateness prior to scheduling. Vascular Specialist Providing outpatient, inpatient and ED care for patients that vascular consults are placed on Evaluating patients to determine need for further care Prescribing medications within defined scope of practice and conducting medication reconciliation Ordering diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, vascular studies Ordering vascular studies which include carotid duplex, arterial duplex (upper and lower limbs), venous duplex study as well as standing upper and lower limbs venous duplex studies, abdominal aorta duplex, renal artery duplex, mesenteric artery duplex, standing lower limb venous duplex study for reflux and transcranial duplex if necessary Carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities Initiating and expediting requests for consultation intra-facility, inter-facility, and FEE basis care, and scheduling special tests and studies Dictating notes on clinic visits and procedures Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs Conducting Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams as requested by Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) and Regional Office Assists in meeting Performance Measures for clinical care as indicated by yearly updates Completes all mandatory training requirements timely. Assist with other collateral duties as assigned by supervisor, Chief of Staff, or Director Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be approved.
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.