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. The Medical Director of the Outpatient Clinic in Wake County provides administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for primary care services at that location to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent reports to the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) and serves as a key clinical resource for the Associate Chief of Staff and ACS, along with the Durham VA Health Care System Chief of Staff and others. This position is a dual clinical and administrative role. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment/relocation incentive may be offered for a well qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Available 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 Work Schedule: 7:45AM - 4:30PM; Monday thru Friday Specific Duties include: Physician practices comprehensive primary care to a panel of male and female Veterans. Approximately 50-60% of his/her time is dedicated to developing and maintaining an interdisciplinary approach to the direct care of primary care clinic patients in an outpatient Primary Care Clinic. Physician is proficient in all aspects of the primary care of Veterans, including, evaluation of and treatment for medical conditions. Physician independently follows his/her own panel of primary patients, functioning as their primary care provider. This primary care role is incumbent with a high degree of responsibility and independence. Physician assessment skills and breadth of knowledge must be superior. In addition, the high prevalence of dual diagnosis patients in the VA requires that the clinician have special skills in identifying mental health needs, collaborating with a multidisciplinary mental health team and effectively negotiating and communicating with Veterans with mental health diagnosis. The Physician practices as part of a Patient Aligned Care team. He/she collaborates with the other members of the team to provide Veteran-centered, accessible care with a high degree of continuity. He/she incorporates new models of practice, such as telephone care, secure messaging, group clinics, video care and other aspects of the Patient Aligned Care Team model Responsible for financial management of the department, including budget planning and management. Develops and implements tracking methods to monitor the department's fiscal activities as needed. Collaborates with the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care Services and others in the development and execution of the overall Clinic, Service and Medical Center strategic and business plan. Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the department and the staff they supervise. Responsible for development and implementation of competencies, providing opportunities for continuing education, peer review, career development and professional enrichment for site employees. Assigns work and monitors performance of subordinates, including panel size, care coordination and management of patients.
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.