Physician (Home Based Primary Care Medical Director)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Internal Number: 616629600
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 Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringle@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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, 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) 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 The incumbent must meet the VA professional and physical standards including citizenship, education, licensure, English language proficiency and references. Evidence of experience related to home care, interdisciplinary team care, and program development is required. Desirable attributes include: geriatric medicine +/- palliative care fellowship training. A general internist or family physician may be appointed to the Medical Staff of the VA Pacific Islands Healthcare System (PIHCS) under the following conditions: 1) is a recipient of a degree of doctor of medicine 2) is a licensed independent practitioner who holds a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state and 3) has completed a three-year internal medicine or family medicine residency and has successfully completed the Certifying Examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Family Practice. The incumbent must be proficient in history taking, physical examinations, test interpretation, patient counseling, differential diagnosis, and medical therapeutics. The incumbent will evaluate and manage adults who have single or multiple disorders in all the subspecialties in the broad field of family or internal medicine. Prior experience providing care to patients in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings is necessary. Accountable to: GREC Chief of Home Care programs and GREC Associate Chief of Staff. Position Summary: The HBPC Medical Director position encompasses both administrative and clinical duties in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). The HBPC program provides longitudinal, comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the home to Veterans with complex, chronic, and disabling diseases. The HBPC Medical Director is a physician who is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC team. The Medical Director is encouraged to have a clinical faculty appointment and be involved in academic activities. The HBPC Medical Director is responsible for collaborating with the HBPC Program Director(s) to provide leadership to the HBPC Program with respect to clinical activities and approval of local HBPC Standard Operating Procedures. The HBPC Medical Director assumes a leadership role in the development and implementation of HBPC's process for continuous performance improvement, advocates for HBPC with VHA leadership and the medical community, develops partnerships and coordination with other clinical services across PIHCS and participates in selecting HBPC team members. The HBPC Medical Director collaborates with other HBPC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff members on program development issues. Through the attendance of weekly interdisciplinary team meetings, the HBPC Medical Director is responsible for informing the HBPC team of advancements in medical care and practice standards. He/she provides clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans unless delegated to an HBPC team physician, is readily accessible and promptly responsive to calls from team members currently in a Veteran's home with urgent need for consultation or physician orders, and ensures Physician Medical Care Plan oversight at HBPC team meetings by either actively participating in HBPC team meetings or delegating an HBPC Team Physician to participate at team meetings. Additionally, the HBPC Medical Director arranges physician coverage and communicates the plan of coverage to the HBPC team and serves as back-up for other HBPC primary care providers. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
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.