Provides preventative medicine and medical care management for adult patients for acute and chronic medical condition. Responsible for the direct treatment, consultation and/or referral for patients' medical conditions as appropriate Management of patients includes following VA clinical guidelines with documentation in the electronic medical record. Works within a team of various health care staff to direct the resources needed to assist in the management of patients. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details. Physician (Primary Care) duties consist of but are not limited to the following: Provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care to an established panel of primary care patients, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and functions as a team member. Performs an advanced, comprehensive, and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment. Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual client needs, stage of development and cultural aspects. Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives, and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a identify and monitor a health situation; and a differential and working diagnosis identify and monitor a health situation. Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing, and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders, and injuries within the NP's scope of practice and clinical practice setting. Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan when indicated. Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated. Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework. Assesses client needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments). Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based strategies and available resources for clients who are healthy or have acute or chronic conditions? Participates in health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with others including the community, colleagues, and other sectors. Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing health education to individuals, families and groups. Monitors, evaluates, and modifies health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with the client and other members of the health care team. Encourage clients to take responsibility for maintaining and/or improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and influence on, health determinants. Implements primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles. Accepts sole responsibility and accountability for all actions taken within his or her scope of practice. Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making guidelines into the practice of Medicine. Acts as a resource person, preceptor and/or mentor for students, residents and other health care professionals, and the community. Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple health care needs. Participates in interdisciplinary, and/or inter-professional research or meetings that relates to her/his practice. Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health planning as part of a team. Accepts personal responsibility for ongoing professional development related his/her competence, including, but not limited to, continuing education related to prescriptive authority and health management. Using the computerized medical record system for progress notes, orders, and medical record review and completion of such records in a complete and timely manner. Demonstrate continuing effort to keep abreast of new medical developments and medical literature. Accommodate assigned patient's emergent needs. Phone calls, administrative form completion and other patient requests are to be completed in a timely manner - in most cases within one week. Supervision of Physician Assistants (PA), ARNPs and Residents is a part of the physician responsibility. Review of medical records, patient care, drug prescribing, and consultation requests. Active and dynamic interchange of care in the clinical setting. Participation in training of students and residents is encouraged. Responsible for delivery cost-effective care and referring patients to other specialized services only when appropriate. Manages the primary care profiles to ensure appropriate timeliness and care including maintenance of health and treatment of illness. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Physician (Primary Care) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is authorized to highly qualified candidates.
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.
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