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. First application cut-off date: 6/14/2021 YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE The Healthcare System serves over 25,000 patients at its main campus and seven community-based outpatient clinics in Central and Western Massachusetts. Core missions are primary care, mental health inpatient and outpatient care, and extended care. The Medical Center is engaging employees in a 'Culture of Improvement,' utilizing a variety of Process Improvement techniques to improve efficiency of clinical operational functions to the benefit of veterans and staff. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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, 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 Location to be determined upon selection. The physician will consult and treat Veterans in an outpatient setting and managing out-patient Veterans in collaboration with Respiratory Technicians, Primary Care teams, and other Specialists. S/he will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the respiratory and sleep studies medical care delivered to patients. Patient care to be done via face-to-face visits, video visits (VVC), telephone visits, and electronic consults. S/he will be proficient in using electronic medical records to collect patient data, communicate electronically with patients (secure messaging, VVC) and staff (Teams or other current platform); will diagnosis, treatment and education of patients for pulmonary and sleep disorders; Outpatient Pulmonary clinic, interpretation of pulmonary function tests, interpretation of sleep study tests, routine out-patient pulmonary procedures; Perform procedures including bronchoscopy, thoracenteses and others as required; Manage patients requiring CPAP/BIPAP/APAP including initial orders or subsequent adjustment of settings as needed; Review oximetry results and prescribe supplemental oxygen when indicated; Manage and supervise Respiratory Therapy department; Perform chart reviews for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and peer reviews as necessary; Coordinate with CLC regarding patient care issues; Be responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records such as history and physical exams within 24 hours of encounter, encounters for outpatients, consult notes, and enter new and renew prescriptions; Participate in facility committees as assigned. Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm
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.