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. The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is recruiting for a full time, permanent, Physician located in the Primary Care Service to perform duties as a primary care physician in their outpatient setting. The Primary Care Physician reports to the Section Chief of their clinic who, in turn, reports to the Chief of Primary Care Service. Responsible for providing Comprehensive Primary Care for Veterans. The provider should, in the context of a longitudinal relationship, fulfill all primary care needs, including acute and chronic illness, gender-specific PC, mental health (screen for conditions such as depression, substance use/abuse, military sexual trauma and PTSD, and evaluate and treat uncomplicated mental health disorders as well as substance use disorders and refer patients appropriately for further evaluation and treatment of sexual assault and military sexual trauma, mental health disorders and substance use disorders) and preventative care (age-appropriate cancer screening e.g., colon, breast and cervical cancer - as well as weight management counseling, smoking cessation and immunizations, etc.) along with coordination of care delivery (when specialty care is needed. Coordinate this care and communicate with the specialty provider regarding the evaluation and treatment plan to ensure continuity of care). Responsible to have read the Medical Staff Bylaws and to comply with the Bylaws. Responsible to timely complete all mandatory training. On the outpatient side, responsible for delivery of primary care to patients enrolled in VASDHS. Providers in the outpatient setting are typically assigned a panel of patients to manage. Panel size at this time is determined by utilizing VHA PCMM software. Panel size is determined at the National level, through a complex formula which extracts local information regarding available support staff, number of exam rooms, etc. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting. Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients defined either by a disease status or demographic status (eg, women veterans, older (geriatric) population, etc.). Participation in special projects pertinent to the assigned section may be necessary as the need arises due to strategic of other initiatives. Act as surrogates for the patients of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave. Clinical reminders and view alerts should be addressed timely and as medically appropriate. Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times. Work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency. Sustain collaborative working relationships with other staff, assist in resolving conflicts, and contribute to the accomplishment of VISN and Medical Center strategic goals and performance measures. Work effectively within a team environment contributing to the effectiveness of the team to deliver safe, cost effective, quality, timely, and patient-focused care. Ability to manage multiple task/priorities, and productively contributes to the health care delivery team. Ability to work at all levels of the organization to achieve organizational goals such as reducing length of stay, improving care coordination, reduce number of ambulance deflections and improving patient care outcomes. Comply with CPRS Computer Security and Privacy Act Statements. Complete all annual required training as determined by VHA or Medical Center Policy. All providers are to adhere to OPM (Office of Personnel Management), VHA, Medical Staff By-Laws, and VHA/Medical Center policies and regulations. Utilize sustainable practices to eliminate, minimize, or mitigate adverse environmental impacts. Familiarizes self with how work activities impact VA's goal to implement sound stewardship practices that are protective of the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources. Shall be a good steward of the environment by preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and continually improving environmental programs. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Maybe authorized for highly qualified candidate selected. PCS: No Telework: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.