About the Atlanta VA Medical Center: The Atlanta VA Medical Center has 405 authorized inpatient beds (273 in the hospital, 120 Community Living Center, and 12 PRRTP) and is a tertiary care facility classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Atlanta VA Medical Center is part of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), which includes facilities in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. The Atlanta VA Medical Center Community Living Center serves metro Atlanta and includes extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric care, and general long term care. The facility also serves as a prosthetics treatment center, fabricating and supplying mechanical devices such as artificial limbs for patients within the states of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
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The physician will work on a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and follow PACT principles working 8 business hours, but will not work less than 80 business hours during a two-week pay period. However, there are multiple tours available based on clinic need, including compressed tours. Additional hours will usually be needed outside of shifts to provide non face-to-face care. The physician may be on rotation to do extended hours or weekend coverage on a rotational basis if needed. This work can usually be done at the time and place of the physician's discretion. The physician's primary responsibility is to provide primary care services for a panel determined by the facility. The physician will perform physical exams, including comprehensive Women's services, according to performance measure guidelines and procedures, and dictate/type notes according to policy/procedure. The physician will report directly to the Physician Team Lead, Regional Director, and Service Line Manager. Other duties may include screening outpatients to determine need for further care, evaluating unscheduled patients, ordering diagnostic studies, carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities, initiating and expediting requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies.
The physician will develop relationships with management, co-workers, patients, families and the general public are consistently courteous, respectful; and cooperative in nature. The physician assures the needs and rights of patients and other customers are met white also supporting the VA missions. She/he consistently communicates with Veterans, their family members, representatives, visitors, and all VA staff. The physician will communicate in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner, handles conflicts and problems with Veterans and staff constructively and appropriately. The physician will display a cooperative attitude and will effectively work together to implement the organization's mission and goals. The physician will ensure productivity is maintained at the established level for the program for which he/she is responsible.
Adheres to operational policies and procedures for their PACT, established by the Service Line Manager.
Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate service.
Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders and encounters for all patients.
Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures) e.g. entering diagnostic and procedure codes).
Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Manager (or designee) and facility Director.
Attends regular Service Line Staff meetings, Clinic Team meetings and complies with Primary Care Service Line peer review procedures.
Works effectively with team members to facilitate care including timely responses to patients secure messages within 72 hours, completing medical forms, entering patient consults for speciality services, engaging in telehealth, caring responses to patient complaints and other administrative duties.
Maintains current BLS certification and performs completion of mandatory educational classes.
Work Schedule: Multiple tours available based on clinic need, including compressed tours. Additional hours will usually be needed outside of shifts to provide non face-to-face care. The physician may be on rotation to do extended hours or weekend coverage on a rotational basis if needed.
Financial Disclosure Report: Nor Required
Functional Statement Title: Physician; 000000
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens