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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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be considered for a highly qualified applicant. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 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 10 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 Boise VA Medical Center (BVAMC) has 4 primary care clinics and one Women's Wellness Clinic at the main facility, 3 CBOCs and 2 Outreach Clinics. These clinics range from small, with 3 or fewer providers, to large with several part time providers, to multi-specialty. Clinic patient populations ranges from 1300-5000. BVAMC is also a teaching facility, with a 3-year Internal Medicine Residency program, Pharmacy Residency, Nurse Practitioner residency, Behavioral Health post graduate programs, and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship. The major duties of the position include, but are not limited to: - Perform initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients. - Provide ongoing outpatient and inpatient care for assigned patients. - Screen outpatients to determine need for further care. - Prescribe medications within defined scope of practice. - Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG's). - Review need for and order health promotion and disease prevention activities. - Initiate, respond to, and expedite request for consultations, special tests and studies. - Provide education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. - Teaching opportunities are possible for qualified applicants. There are back-up services available in the local and VA emergency rooms (near the remote clinic sites) as well as surgery, psychiatry, and medical subspecialties (affiliated with the remote clinic sites.) Patients who need admission to the inpatient wards will be transported to the nearest VA facility when appropriate. The physician may sometimes need to work alone but can request assistance from other medical staff (including staff in the Emergency Room or inpatient service at the nearest VA medical center when needed.). Shifts may occasionally deviate from the usual 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift schedule. The facility is fully computerized and computer skills are required. There is minimal administrative work, but the physician will be required to attend staff meetings, team meetings, some committee meetings and complete some peer review evaluations. Time will be provided outside of assigned shifts to complete this work. This is an outpatient Primary Care position with no night time call requirement. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
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.