Physician (Primary Care Medical Director Women's Clinic)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Internal Number: 621727700
This position is in the Women's Clinic at the American Lake section of the General Medicine Service within VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, managing a complex ambulatory care site, and strategic planning. Responsibilities include but not limited to: 1. Work as a critical part of the clinical team utilizing current clinical practice standards, licensure, knowledge, skills, and experience. 2. Counsels Veterans and their families on matters relating to health and wellness, illness, disease processes, medication and treatment options based on Veterans desired health care outcomes. 3. Identifies opportunities for process/system improvements, collaborates with leadership in developing work groups and implementation or communication strategies. 4. Partners closely with nursing leadership, interdisciplinary team, and medical supervisors. 5. Maintains clinical practice requirements dependent upon state licensure and national board certifying body. 6. Attends medical staff meetings as requested, team meetings, and aids in the implementation and application of all programs as required. 7. Provides leadership in improving patient care, maintaining standards of care, and teaching personnel in a variety of settings. 8. Provides comprehensive care for female patients to include well woman exams. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann @ Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is authorized for this position. 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.