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This is a remote position. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Residence in VISN1 (New England) strongly preferred. At least one year VA PACT PCP experience strongly preferred. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. ["VA Connecticut Healthcare System is seeking a full-time, permanent physician to provide Primary Care to Veteran Patients. The position is part of the VISN1 Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) and is based out of the Yale West Campus in Orange, CT. The physician will provide virtual primary care services to patients in VISN 1 (New England) . The CRH provides services to VISN facilities that are underserved or experiencing gaps in clinician coverage. Services provided by CRH staff are conducted via multiple modalities, including telemedicine and in-person care. Occasional travel between spoke sites, community partner locations, and host facility as needed for training, coordinating requirements between providers and Veterans, meetings, auditing, and direct patient care. Overnight travel may be required outside of Tour of Duty and may require travel by plane. Travel on-site for direct patient care will require working in high-risk area, , and occurs for week-long direct patient care on a quarterly basis at a minimum. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting JOB SUMMARY Primary duties are to provide primary care services to a panel of patients at one of the VISN facilities through a combination of virtually and in-person as part of an inter-professional primary care team in the VHA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The incumbent works as part of a virtual and in-person primary care team, together with patient site care team members, to provide primary care to Veterans. Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) is the primary modality for treatment, though this position may require occasional travel to VISN medical centers or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). MAJOR DUTIES A. Clinical Functions: The incumbent will provide direct patient care full time and work as a member of an expanded healthcare team (social worker, dietician, clinical pharmacists, behavioral health clinician, and a care manager) to oversee and coordinate medical care for a population of Veterans in a group practice setting utilizing the PACT model. Major Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: Provides comprehensive care for Veterans for a panel size of approximately 900 patients or serve walk-ins. Perform initial histories and physical examination on outpatients using CVT technology and/or face-to-face visits Provide ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients Screen outpatients to determine the need for further care Prescribe medications within defined scope of practice Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms Review need for and order health promotion and disease prevention measures Initiate and expediate request for consultations, special tests and studies Provide education and counseling to patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Serve as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine residents/students as assigned. The practice emphasizes evidence-based medicine, primary and secondary preventative medicine, the use of computerized medical record system and continuous quality improvement based on individualized provider data. The physician may sometimes need to work alone but can request assistance from other medical staff (including other telehealth primary care staff, as well as staff in the Emergency Room or inpatient service at the nearest VA medical center when needed). Special training will be provided to utilize CVT technology. 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. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm"]
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.