Physician (Women's Health/Occupational Health Provider)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Internal Number: 623606800
The West Texas VA Health Care System is currently seeking an Women's Health/Occupational Health Provider. This recruitment can be filled by a Physician; Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner. Physician Assistant - VIN#11288310https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/621798300 Nurse Practitioner - VIN#11288311https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/621800100 A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The goal of the Women's Health Physician Primary Care/PACT is to offer patients care (focus on Women Veterans), including diagnostic and treatment modalities in a timely, and cost-effective manner. The WH Physician provides long-term management of patients' acute and chronic care needs, diagnosis, treatment, education, specialty referrals and consultations as appropriate. Primary Care/PACT services provided by the Physician should include, but not limited to: Performs an advanced, comprehensive, and holistic Women's Health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment, and WH Specialty Services including Pap Smears, Breast and Pelvic Examinations, assessment and treatment of WH disorders including vaginitis, contraception, menopause, chronic pelvic pain, osteoporosis, work-up of breast masses, abnormal vaginal bleeding and abnormal Pap Smears. Coordinate's patient treatment plan with other caregivers such as the physician, community health nurse, physical therapist, social worker, and nutritionist. Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives, and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests 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 scope of practice and clinical practice setting. Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner. Instructs and counsels patients/employees regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimen and health maintenance Provides telemedicine service via Clinical Video teleconferencing, as needed, to other WTVAHCS primary care setting for cross coverage. Participation in the facility's PEER review process, including the external review. Clinic note completed, documented, and encounter closed in CPRS same day of visit with the patient. View alerts to be addressed within 24 hours of receipt and no more than 100 view alerts permitted to be carried over to the following day. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in mandatory educational reviews, educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops. BLS/CPR is required. All other duties as assigned based on facility need. The Occupational Health Physician is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: Performs basic clinical skills required for direct patient care to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide basic treatment. Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients to include ordering of diagnostic tests and consultations and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Ensures documentation of care in the medical record is in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center. Provides clinical oversight of the clinical care to which assigned. Performs pre-employment physicals, evaluates workplace injuries and coordinates with workman's compensation, interprets VA guidance (Employee Occupational Health Guidebook) for the office of EOH and translates this information into practice guidelines. Administers the EAP program, provides fitness for duty evaluations, supervises the EOH immunization program, develops and provides reports to the facilities Infection Control and Environment of Care Committees. Assures that protocols are up to date for all key employee health programs including but not limited to: needle stick management and TB screening. Serves as a champion for facility employee flu immunization, prepares COVID 19 (OHRS) reports, and provides surveillance of (amongst others not here specified) the following programs asbestos exposure, TB exposure. Supervises urine drug testing related to pre-employment assessment. Assists with any employee health issues related to construction, building of a solid employee wellness plan for effectively monitoring mandatory programs. Collaborates effectively with employer and employee in an effort to maintain the stay at work and return to work process. Ensures that medical treatment or care plans consist of current best medical practices and are evidence-based if possible. Evaluates Fit for Duty to ensure employee's current capabilities match or exceed the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social demands of the specific tasks. Evaluates occupational risk, on-going workplace hazards, unusual working environments, delays in recovery of function, or questions of potential risk to the public. All other duties as assigned based on the facility need. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
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.