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 Interested in a career that offers a true work-life balance? Look no further! The VA Western Colorado Health Care System offers a balance of professional and clinical complexity that stimulates growth yet, it also allows the professional an opportunity to enjoy life outside of work. If you are interested in a career that offers an integrated patient-centered approach while providing compassionate and state of the art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply. By serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans, we fulfill President Lincoln's promise, "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." The VA is in the city of Grand Junction, which is the largest city on Colorado's Western Slope. Close to CO National Monument and Grand Mesa, the area offers breathtaking red rock scenery ideal for year around outdoor adventure. The area is one of Colorado's largest food producers and is also referred to as Colorado's wine-hub, creating an ideal opportunity to have fresh farm-to-table dining. Grand Junction offers lots of opportunities to enhance work-life balance making it an ideal location to start a career, raise a family, or ease into retirement. The health care system serves 37,000 Veterans and offers a 53-bed general medical facility comprised of acute, chronic inpatient and outpatient services. The facility offers extended care for Veterans who are need of psychiatric inpatient services. Position duties: Functions as the Physician Team leader of their Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Ambulatory Care Services, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) setting at WCHCS. May perform additional duties (temporary or permanent) as a float provider (face-to-face, VA Video Connect (VVC) or via telehealth) as those duties are assigned. Responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles. Will routinely provide medical care using Face-to-Face(F2F), VVC, and/or Telephone appointments. When performing duties as a float provider (F2F or telehealth) for remote patients, will provide care to outreach clinics as needed. Float provider duties (temporary or permanent) may require travel to the supported CBOC(s) periodically to cover a provider vacancy. Assures that Veterans receive compassionate, efficient and safe patient care in their respective care line. Assures that clinical care provided meets all timelines and required documentation as required by VA. Providers must review alerts daily and have no more than 200 alerts at any given time. They must complete "open encounters" within 48 hours, encounter their notes within 72 hours. Encounter errors must be completed within 7 days. Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to achieve a patient centered, holistic approach for clinical care and needs of the Veteran. This includes daily and weekly huddles with your PACT. Leads by example. Attend either by skype or in person all Primary care statewide meetings and whenever possible, participates in the clinical and teaching activities at WCHCS Ambulatory Care meetings. Comply with all directives and policies related to space management to achieve optimal resource utilization (space, professional and administrative) to maximize clinic utilization within the PACT model Work Schedule: 0800-1630 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 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
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.