The Primary Care Physician at the Knoxville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) functions in a clinical role to provide Veteran care and promote patient-centered interdisciplinary approaches to those individuals referred to Primary Care services at VACIHCS in accordance with standards of VHA and other accrediting bodies. The Primary Care Physician at the Knoxville CBOC duties are performed on a routine and repetitive basis and include, but are not limited to the following: Provide primary care services to all patients assigned to them. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting; Acts as a leader of the PACT team and collaborates with other team members, facility staff and community partners to ensure seamless coordination of care; Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined either by a disease status or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees etc; Participation in special projects pertinent to assigned sub-specialty may be necessary as the projects become available with strategic or other initiatives. Examples of such projects may be palliative care program, multidisciplinary cancer care program, and chronic disease management program; Participate in discharge planning of inpatients assigned to their PACT team and other interdisciplinary patient care plan activities. During this time, information regarding patient status should be discussed with the hospitalists and other team members and ensure proper transition of care; Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a Physician Assistant. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation and are outlined in the PA Supervising Agreement; Timely documentation and encounter is necessary in all areas in accordance with Facility Medical Staff By-Laws. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion; Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times; All physician will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency; and Administrative duties as assigned. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes, this position is authorized a recruitment incentive Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Yes, EDRP is authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory 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 Work Schedule: Administrative days, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.