The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is looking for a well-qualified Physician to fill a full time Home Base Primary Care (HBPC) Physician position. This physician will be covering the Hamilton Ohio CBOC and the Dearborn County Indiana CBOC. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a group effort between the Veteran, family, caregiver and VA. The program uses a multi-discipline team of health care professionals (nurses, doctors, social workers, dietitians, etc.) who work together to create a plan of care specific to each Veteran. The program is designed for homebound Veterans to: Improve quality of life Restore health so the veteran can function at the highest level Help veterans achieve their greatest degree of independence Reduce the need for admissions and re-admissions to the hospital Reduce the length of hospital stays Reduce the number of outpatient visits Support caregivers in their desire to keep a loved one at home Home Based Primary Care Provides: Medication management, teaching and how to administer the medication Wound care Pain management Laboratory draws Tele-home care Care coordination between VA and community care providers The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Serves as a staff physician Collaborating with the HBPC Program Director and Medical Director Collaborate with HBPC PACT personnel in the ongoing management of patients. Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents and fellows assigned to the HBPC program Provides comprehensive care for veteran population such as diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned patients Perform assessments, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare problems. Provide ongoing medical care to patients with acute and chronic health problems. Ensure physician medical care plan oversight by active participation at HBPC weekly team meetings Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of HBPC's process for continuous performance improvement Collaborate with the HBPC Program Director and Medical Director in developing plans/strategies to meet the guidelines of the HBPC PACT directive for admitting high risk/high needs Veterans Consult on the appropriateness of accepting Veterans consulted to HBPC Refer to specialists when additional input is desired and required for symptom and disease management. Provide preventative medical care including screening and vaccinations. Possess excellent communication skills and relations with HBPC PACT and hospital staff and be able to elicit cooperation from others. This includes interacting in person, via email, phone, chart, and other forms of communication. Participate in HBPC Multidisciplinary Pain Initiative Monitor HBPC PACT performance to assess adherence to VA standards, assure quality and effectiveness of care, and meet VA performance measures. Assisting QM to ensure HBPC teams are ready for The Joint Commission survey. Respond to patient inquiries that arise from daily practice, through the Patient Advocate, through the Front Office, and by Congressional action. Routine home visits to evaluate the patient. Orders test, x-rays, EKGs, and other diagnostic procedures needed to promote care Consult with veterans and their families by telephone, when necessary to ensure quality comprehensive care is available to the veteran enrolled in the program Maintain appropriate and timely documentation in the medical record of clinical services performed to include the completion of clinical reminders and alerts. Collaborate with other HBPC Medical Directors, local and VISN leadership and VA Central Office staff members on program development issues. Additional clinical duties as delegated. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Physician positions qualify for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program pending funding availability. EDRP awards are based on the availability of funds and Department need. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact the local EDRP coordinator where this position is located.
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.