Duties VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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 EDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at Show Contact Details VHAVISN23EDRP@va.gov Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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) - pro-rated for part-time Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA - pro-rated based on part-time 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting SUMMARY Actively recruiting for a Physician in the Urgent Care (UC) Department at the St Cloud VA Healthcare System and reports directly to the Director of PSM. The UC Physician provides Urgent health care for patients in a level 3 facility. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the healthcare system including all clinical and patient care areas involved with the service. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Treat patients who check into the Urgent Care department and work with patients, non-VA health care, specialists, assigned team members and Primary Care PACT to provide healthcare. The patients seen in the UC range from 1 to 5 on the Emergency Severity Index (ESI). Conducts the following: prior record review; patient history, examination, diagnosis, treatment and education; documentation in progress note format; responds to Clinical Reminders; orders appropriate lab tests and studies; interpretation and implementation of action from results of studies ordered; initiates and adjusts medications as medically necessary to include medication refills; practices & maintains skills in EKG, rhythm strips. Understands technology and utilization; recommends appropriate follow up; timely completion of electronic encounter for each patient encounter; timely electronic signature of electronic documents in medical record; oversight of emergency medical care; coordinates care for patients as appropriate between Mental Health, Attend staff meetings, serves on committees, teams, workgroups, participate in peer reviews as requested. Completes CME, VA Training, HIPAA, Security training, and other training mandatory trainings. Provide patient first focused care while practicing evidence based cost effective medicine. Ensure practice consistent with Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA policies and procedures, clinical practice emergency medicine guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies Participate in safety huddles with other staff and participate in systems redesign projects as requested. Collaborate with other specialty providers and Advanced Practice Providers. 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. Perform services within their privileges at all times and follow Medical Bylaws Work Schedule: Days of work scheduled to be determined but may be from 0800-1830 and will include holidays and weekends. Requirements U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications 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). Contact Information Show Contact Details Phone Show Contact Details 320-252-1670 X7549 Email Show Contact Details Jane.Blommel@va.gov
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