Physician - Primary Care
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
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 and eligibility period (one to
five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment
Services office. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive availableNote: Only education or
degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from
accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be
used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your
education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using
foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send
a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order
to receive credit for that education. For further information,
Illiana Health Care System is currently seeking outstanding
full-time Family Practice or Internal Medicine trained physicians
to join our Community Based Primary Care Clinic team in our Decatur
Clinic. This incumbent will be responsible to provide comprehensive
care, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model, to a panel
of patients managed under PCMM guidelines.The incumbent is expected
to be attentive to patient education, preventive care and be able
to work well in an interdisciplinary team to provide high quality
primary care. The incumbent will be responsible for providing
comprehensive medical care by performing duties to include, but not
limited to the below responsibilities:
- Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats inter-current
- Collaborates with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide
accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care to an
assigned panel of patients
- Performs a variety of disease prevention related activities
including gender and age specific screenings, mental health
screenings, and health promotion activities.
- Screens for, evaluates and treats uncomplicated common mental
health disorders, including depression and common addictions, with
referrals made to mental health providers for further evaluation
and treatment as appropriate
- Primary care physicians will have responsibility for
supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level
- 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
- Primary care physicians will regular attend primary care staff
meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings
- 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
- Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically
appropriate. Quality of care should meet professional standards at
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 04/21/2020.
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Family Medicine or
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.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light
carrying (under 15 lbs.); use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours;
standing 4-8 hours; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger
1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the
other; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others;
working alone; emotional and mental stability required.
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Decatur , Physician - Primary Care, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois
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