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Responsible for the primary care of assigned patient panel across the continuum of care.
Coordinates patient care through patient management techniques within the assigned Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT).
Maintains effectiveness in recognizing emergency/acute situations and intervening in an appropriate and effective manner.
Documents patients health care clearly, adequately and accurately as defined by medical records documentation, chronic disease and prevention indicators.
Signs notes in a timely manner as dictated by Medical Center by-laws or the Primary Care Service Chief.
Ensures that levels of supervision are documented in the electronic medical record according to Medical Center policy.
Identifies opportunities in clinical practice that could be improved through performance improvement activities.
Manages patient workload and wait times to assure the most effective, efficient service to the Veterans.
Conducts examinations, determines diagnoses, demonstrates therapeutic ability and effectiveness in emergencies, manages patients, and thoroughly documents patient records.
Serves on various committees.
Work Schedule: The Providence VA Healthcare System is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of "on-call" and working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. "On call" and shift changes, will be considered based on patient and facility needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
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 certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification:
(1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply.
(2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position.
(3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical
Preferred Experience: Geriatrics; Maintains current Basic Life Support certification.
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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.