Provide total care of Veteran's medical needs by performing history and physical exams, ordering appropriate lab tests, radiology studies, screening studies, etc. 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. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: Two years of experience as an internal medicine/ family medicine/primary care physician, preferred, not required. 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 Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), working alone, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work. ["- Provide total care of Veteran's medical needs by performing history and physical exams , ordering appropriate lab tests, radiology studies, screening studies. This includes evaluating those tests, developing a treatment and follow-up plan to include medication, medical equipment, and home based interventions within the guidelines laid down by the supervising physician. This care will also include the outpatient follow up visits, post discharge follow-up and managing care with specialty and sub-specialty medical providers. This patient care will be provided through face to face visits and other modalities such a telephone clinics, VA Video Connect clinics, group clinics, secure messaging, etc. - Evaluate and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting. Ensures that each patient is provided a list of current medications and an appointment list at close-out. - Ensures that patient encounters, notes, orders, and consults are appropriately closed out including disposition that clearly indicates next steps of care. Also responsible for ensuring coding is correct and in accordance with coding guidelines. - Performs office procedures contained within their privileges. - Communicates test results to patients. - Assist in preparation of the patient and/or his/her family to include, but not limited to, teaching (to include health promotion and disease prevention activities), accumulating data and medical problems, and presenting patient centered discussion and whole health of medical problems for appraisal and scheduling patients within appropriate Primary Care departmental services. - Uses data sets contained within the VHA almanac, Compass, Electronic Quality Measures and High Risk registries to identify and more highly manage patients at high risk and/or that have recurring outcome values that outside the norm. - Maintains skills, proficiencies and professional knowledge required for licensing and clinical scope of practice. - Provides support to APRN's working within clinics. - Required to attend staff meetings, may serve on committees, teams, work-groups and complete peer-reviews as requested. The Provider will complete CME, VA Training, and other mandatory trainings as assigned in TMS. - Provider will float between the Clarksville VA clinic and Dover VA clinic. Travel is associated with this position. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.)\nFinancial 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.