The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time GAP (Float) Physician in Primary Care. These 2 vacancies are assigned to the main campus, 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH. The provider will cover for call-off's, vacations, retirements, etc., and covers various panel sizes up to 1,200 patients. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm or may change depending on the needs of the service. The duties of the candidate are to: Provide interim coverage for primary care physician vacancies and physicians on extended leave; Provide primary care to a panel of patients as a member of a team including an RN, LPN, and clerical assistant; Provide care to patients with acute and chronic health problems; Provide preventative medical care including screening and vaccinations; Provide assistance to personnel on other primary care teams when the team provider is absent; and Be aware of performance monitors and expectations regarding preventative measures, screening, and treatment of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, and hyperlipidemia. The Primary Care Physician duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Provide ongoing medical care consistent with hospital policy to patients with acute and chronic health problems. Partner with community physicians, inpatient physicians, and the emergency department to provide coordination and continuity of care. Work as a team with services including pharmacy, social work, mental health, and nutrition to provide comprehensive care. Refer patients to specialists when additional input is desired and required for symptom and disease management. Provide preventative medical care including screening and vaccinations. Refer to specialists when additional input is desired and required for symptom and disease management. Possess excellent communication skills, be able to elicit cooperation from others, and develop positive relationships with primary care (PACT) team members and hospital staff. This includes interacting in person, via email, phone, medical chart, and other forms of communication. Collaborate with mental health and specialty personnel in the ongoing management of mutual patients. Monitor team performance to assess adherence to VA standards, assure quality and effectiveness of care, and meet VA performance measures. Respond to patient inquiries that arise from daily practice, through the Patient Advocate, through the Front Office, and by Congressional action. Participate in administrative duties including peer review, hospital committees, performance improvement, and other duties as assigned. Provide outstanding customer service, utilizing the VA ICARE (Integrity, Respect, Excellence) principles and maintaining professional behavior and attitude at all times. Other duties as assigned. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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.