Primary Care Outpatient Practice Opportunity

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)
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Facility: Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) 
Address: 215 Perry Hill Rd. 
Montgomery, AL 36109 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Family Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Primary Care Physician needed to care for our Veterans - Great Benefits!

The Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) located in Montgomery, AL and Tuskegee, AL is searching for a BE/BC Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physician to join their dynamic healthcare team.

Positions are located at the Montgomery and Tuskegee campus.

The Primary Care physician works as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans enrolled on the team. The physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of patients and family members

Plan an active role in the multidisciplinary health care team, promote preventive health measures, manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients and those patients assigned to other team members when circumstances require. The physician provides comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to veterans in the Primary Care Team outpatient setting to include both rescheduled and unscheduled veterans

Functions as an integral part of a Primary Care multi-disciplinary team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services. Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems. Physician initiates appropriate referrals and consultation to other clinical services. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral

Establish and coordinate a plan of care related to patients identified problems.Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment. Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications. Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement. Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter

Recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter. Physician responds to computerized "Alerts indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to Health line requests from veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted). Follow Performance Measure guidelines including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS to include access and timeliness standards, prescription order entry, National VA Formula requirements and customer services standards

Work efficiently with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team and other CAVHCS staff. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands. Adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibility. Practice ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented. Physician assumes MOC duties as determined by monthly Call Schedule

The Primary Care Physician shall participate in the continuous quality improvement program. The Primary Care Physician is expected to be familiar with and comply with all national standards utilized at this medical treatment facility, including VA Performance Measures and Monitors, Joint Commission, and NCQA standards.

Salary Range: Up to $225,000 per year

Qualifications Required:

* U.S. citizenship: US citizenship required. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens

* English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English

* Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

* Licensure and Registration: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA

* Educational requirements: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. 

Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it stands beside the Alabama River, on the coastal Plain of the Gulf is Mexico. In the 2010 Census, Montgomery's population was 212,237. It is the second most populous city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the 115th most populous in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area's population in 2010 was estimated at 374,536; it is the fourth largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

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  If interested in learning more information about this position please email an updated CV to Samuel.wright4@va.gov  or call Sam Wright at 334-294-6130.

About the Facility:

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) was established January 1, 1997, from the merger of the Montgomery and Tuskegee VA Medical Centers, which includes community-based outpatient clinics in Dothan, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. These four CAVHCS sites serve 134,000 veterans in 43 counties in the central and southeastern portions of Alabama and western Georgia. A member of the VA Southeast Network, CAVHCS’ mission is to provide excellent services to veterans across the continuum of healthcare. The East (Tuskegee) and West (Montgomery) campuses are approximately 40 miles apart. The East Campus is located on 170-acres of land situated in a rural setting adjacent to the historic Tuskegee University and Moton Field, home of the Tuskegee Airmen. The West Campus is situated on 52-acres, located in a residential community adjacent to city school property and approximately five miles east of downtown Montgomery.

Services include: primary care at all four sites; medical and surgical care; a broad range of mental health programs; geriatrics and extended care, and a homeless domiciliary. Accreditations include the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

CAVHCS' Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service's continuum of care includes initiatives that encompass the "whole person" concept. The Dedicated Alzheimer Dementia Unit allows staff to focus on the special needs of patients with dementia. The Therapeutic Wandering Area, a park-like setting complete with a waterflll, allows patients with dementia access to outside activities with their families. Adoption of the Eden Alternative concept has created a home-like environment utilizing plants, pets and familiarization techniques. CAVHCS is actively pursing opportunities for collaboration and sharing of resources with military partners at Fort Rucker, Alabama; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; and Fort Benning, Georgia. These partnerships ensure a seamless transition for the veteran from active duty to veteran status.

CAVHCS has implemented a new governance structure that mirrors the Malcolm Baldrige criteria for performance excellence. CAVHCS recently won the Alabama Excellence Award, administered by the Alabama Productivity Center. The prestigious award recognizes and honors organizations whose past or recent innovations in areas of leadership, production, service or management have resulted in increased productivity and quality.

CAVHCS operates a Community-based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Columbus, Georgia, which offers both Medical and Mental Health Primary Care, as well as Home Based Primary Care (HBPC).

CAVHCS operates a contracted (CBOC) in Dothan, Alabama, which provides Medical Primary Care is provided through the CAVHCS staffed Mental Health Clinic in Dothan. CAVHCS has affiliations with 24 schools, including Morehouse School of Medicine, Alabama State University, Auburn University, the University of Alabama and Tuskegee University.

Affiliations

Morehouse School of Medicine
Auburn University
Tuskegee University
Alabama State University

Authorized Beds

143 Hospital
160 Nursing Home Care Unit
43 Homeless Domiciliary

Type of Facility

General Medicine & Surgery

 

Special Programs

Home-based Primary Care
Day Treatment
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OSAT)
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
Community Residential Care
Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP)
Respite Care
Preservation-Amputation Care and Treatment (PACT)
Visually Impaired Services Team (VIST)
Women Veterans Program

 

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

Contact Information
Contact: Samuel Wright 
Phone: 334-294-6130
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