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Travel Primary Care Physician

Company: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Primary Care Physician diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of human internal organ systems and delivers preventive and therapeutic treatment of primary care needs, including chronic disease management, of patients through routine physical examination testing and non-invasive treatment. This includes strong communication with fellow team members to ensure the expectations of Patient Aligned Care Team metrics are met.Core Responsibilities* Patient Care: Actively diagnoses and treats our veterans.* Examines patient for symptoms of organic or congenital disorders and determines nature and extent of injury or disorder, performs comprehensive physical examination, referring to diagnostic images and tests, and using medical instruments and equipment and documents all medical information into the patient's electronic medical record utilizing the VA's VISTA/CPRS electronic patient record system. Maintains confidentiality of veterans' data and information.* Develops and implements patient management plans, and assists in provision of continuity of care.* Orders and performs diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, laboratory tests, etc. and interprets test results for deviations from normal and provides patient notification and follow up care.* Prescribes medication and recommends dietary and activity programs as indicated by diagnosis.* Refers patient to the VA medical specialist when indicated.* Counsels patients on the use of prescription medications, educates patients, assesses mental health issues, and provides routine health maintenance.* Evaluates patients' records from medical providers outside the VA and works with these patients utilizing rules set forth by the VA for co-managed care.* Completes any and all clinical reminders "due" at the time of each patient visit.* Completes the documentation of the medical record within twenty-four 24 hours of a patient encounter.* Solicits medical management consult or input when appropriate.* Will comply with all VA guidelines in regards to appropriate and timely response to all patient request, alerts and notifications, consults, orders, lab results and diagnostic studies.* Will comply with the VA formulary process and consult protocols.* Will serve as collaborative physician to mid-levels where appropriate and needed.* Will comply with all VA guidelines in regards to appropriate and timely clinical documentation, including the completion of all encounters by close of business.* Will address the clinical needs of all walk-in/triage/urgent care patients.* Agrees to cross cover other providers, including alerts and notifications.* Will comply with all VA and company training requirements.* Women's Health (if applicable by VA): will comply with VA requirements related to women's health certification and competencies, as well as any elements needed for maintenance of such certification.* Compliance: Fulfill compliance requirements of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Joint Commission (JC), Environment of Care (EOC) oversight, lab compliance and other related items.* Clinical Outcomes: Remain focused on achieving excellent clinical outcomes through the specified VA guidelines.* Customer Service: Must provide excellent customer service to each veteran, both in person and over the phone, as well as to fellow colleagues and clinic visitors.* Establish and maintain a warm, welcoming and professional atmosphere for our colleagues and veterans, ensuring needs and expectations are consistently met.* Collaborates with Clinic leadership to resolve veteran concerns or complaints.* Enrollment Growth: Participate in the clinic's outreach events to help support the clinic's enrollment initiatives.* Save & Recapture: Support patient enrollment and retention by providing guidance, when necessary, regarding scheduling, follow-up visits or nurse visits.* Strategic Initiatives: Embrace and support new initiatives, whether clinical or operational, and execute on key strategic initiatives that drive the success of the Valor business.RequirementsQualifications* 2+ years of clinical medical practice; government healthcare environment preferred; specific requirements could vary based on individual VA contract.* Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine Degree* Board-certified in family practice or internal medicine* Must be credentialed and remain in good standing through the Veterans Health Administration (VA).* Must comply with and maintain all requirements for a valid, unrestricted license in the state of desired employment, or in any U.S. state or territory, depending on VA contractual requirements.* Current certification in Basic Life Support (must be renewed periodically as specified by the certifying agency - AHA valid for two years, e.g.) and in ACLS as specified by individual VAMC contract* Current, unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration* Proficiency in written and spoken English.* Excellent computer skills* Energetic and optimistic demeanor* Strong service mentality and a focus on achieving all aspects of defined service standard* This is considered a safety-sensitive positionQualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
1420 Spring Hill Road
Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102

Keywords: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Plymouth , Travel Primary Care Physician, Healthcare , Plymouth, Massachusetts

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