A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized. Recruiting for one (1) experienced highly qualified Board Certified/Board Eligible physician for the Primary Care Clinic at the La Crosse Outpatient Clinic. The Associate Chief of Staff - Medicine Service will provide the work assignments for this physician and will provide professional direction. The physician will be granted clinical privileges for the VA based on his/her specific expertise. The Primary Care physician will be required to work cooperatively with other physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, administrative staff, and a variety of allied health professionals to deliver comprehensive health care services to veteran patients. The medical center utilizes a computerized medical record system. The physician must be familiar with personal computers, have adequate keyboard skills to perform all data entry (progress notes and physician orders, history and physicals, discharge summaries), and be able to navigate through windows-based computer programs. Training on the computerized medical record system will be provided by the medical center. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. The physician will follow and meet all medical center policies, rules and regulations. 2. The physician is required to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and must maintain the certification during their employment at the medical center and outpatient clinic. 3. Function as a full team member of the interdisciplinary team serving patients at the VA. 4. Provide history, physical examination, diagnosis, and initiation of medical treatment. 5. Initiate and facilitate treatment and transfer in emergency situations. 6. Follow-up office visits for existing medical problems and appropriate diagnostic test and medication adjustments. 7. Referral of patients as needed to appropriate specialists, health care facilities, and coordination of home health services. 8. Document assessments and plan of care for each patient in accordance with policies and procedures. 9. Act as a consultant in clinical practice and may serve as a managing/supervising physician for physician assistants. 10. Communicate and collaborate effectively with other providers and disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care. 11. Collaborate and act as a patient advocate. 12. Maintain knowledge of new and current clinical methods. 13. Abide by all Medical Center policies and procedures. 14. Serve in the back up call rotation for Medical Officer of the Day at the Tomah Campus. 15. Provide supervisory oversight/training for students completing clinical rotations at the La Crosse Outpatient Clinic Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial 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.