Physician (Regular Ft) - Home Based Primary Care Medical Director
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Internal Number: 608678700
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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): authorized for the position Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Initial pay based on education and length of practice and are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) 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 Clinical: The HBPC Medical Director will visit patients in the home based on patient medical complexity or diagnosis, patient acuity, coordination of care concerns, and/or changing condition. The HBPC Medical Director will visit patients in the home upon request of the HBPC Primary Care Provider, the HBPC Program Director, or upon request of the HBPC Team during an Interdisciplinary Team Meeting. The HBPC Nursing will also request home visits which must be triaged appropriately to the veteran's need. The HBPC Medical Director will follow up with additional home visits to foster veteran health. The HBPC Medical Director will work closely with HBPC teams' Advanced Practice Providers. This position will also cross cover other clinical areas in the Geriatrics and Extended Care service line, including hospice/palliative care, community living centers (skilled nursing units), and ambulatory geriatrics, as needed to meet program needs. Collaborate with the HBPC Program Director to: Provide leadership to the HBPC Program; Provide clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans. Be readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. Participate in HBPC team meetings. Provide newest medical care advances and practice standards to the HBPC team. Arrange physician coverage and communicate coverage to the HBPC team. Serve as backup for the HBPC primary care providers. Administrative: The HBPC Medical Director will have in-depth knowledge of The Joint Commission standards, VA Mission and Values. The HBPC Medical Director will provide leadership and guidance reflecting this knowledge including: - Have a strong knowledge of performance improvement best practices and assume leadership role in the development and implementation of the HBPC performance improvement plan; - Provide advocacy for the HBPC Program with EKVAHS leadership, VISN leadership, and the medical community; - Participate in the selection of the HBPC team members; - Participate and collaborate with other HBPC Medical Directors on program development issues; - Provide administrative support such as signing forms and needed prescriptions for HBPC patients timely; - Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance VA policy and applicable laws. Protects data from unauthorized release due to loss, alteration, and deletion. - Attend and/or have an in-depth knowledge of the Home Care Committee's review and projects addressed to meet TJC standards and participate in continuous survey readiness. - Participate as assigned and/or lead, as needed, selected Committees related to Geriatrics and Extended Care's scope of programming, either directly or indirectly. - Travel to Leavenworth, Topeka, and teams based out of CBOCs will be necessary for team meetings and coordination of care, in addition to travel to patients' homes. Research: Apply new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods; Education: Plan and direct the education and clinical experience of medical student, residents and fellows assigned to the HBPC Program; Participating fully in educational development through staff and section meetings Assuming responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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.