Primary Care Practice Opportunity

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Facility: Providence VA Medical Center 
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Providence, RI  
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Family Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Seeking Primary Care Physicians to Care for our Veterans

Coastal Rhode Island

No Call – Great Benefits – Coastal Life!

The Providence VA Medical Center is seeking outstanding Board Certified/Board Eligible primary care provider for permanent full time position in Providence, RI.

We welcome applicants with training in either Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. These opportunities exist in outpatient primary care with support of onsite integrated mental health providers, nutritionist, social services, pharmacy, and a variety of subspecialists by clinical video teleconferencing.  If you have a passion for providing high-quality healthcare to Veterans and the prospect of living in coastal New England is attractive, consider becoming a member of our team.

 Clinic hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm and you will have no call

Salary Range: Up to $225,000 per year Salary is commensurate with training and experience

Responsibilities will include:

Seeing 8 – 10 patients per day, having one hour for new patients and 30 minutes for returning patients. Providing appropriate care for Veterans ranging in age from 18 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs. Conducting comprehensive health assessments; determining diagnoses and health care needs; and constructing health care plans based on effective therapeutic ability, consultation, patient education and established practice guidelines.

Coordinating patient care through patient management techniques within the assigned Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and implementing the same functionality in PACTs. Maintaining effectiveness in recognizing emergency/acute situations and intervening in an appropriate and effective manner. Documenting patients' health care clearly, adequately and accurately as defined by medical records documentation, chronic disease and prevention indicators. Signing notes in a timely manner as dictated by Medial Center by-laws or the Primary Care Service Chief.

Assisting in performance improvement in Primary Care through chart review, data review, and process assessment and evaluation. Conducting or participating in clinical investigations to improve patient care. Coordinating and/or participating in special projects related to primary care activities. Participating in Medical Center committees and administrative assignments.

 Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island! Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit. https://www.goprovidence.com/

For more information about this position, Email your full CV to Sam Wright, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant. Samuel.wright4@va.gov or call 334-294-6130


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States: (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia

Education: Must have a 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. 

Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical requirements established for this position.

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About the Facility:

The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Each veteran who comes to the Medical Center for care is assured personalized care by a team of health care providers. A Primary Care Provider coordinates each patient's medical care, patient education needs and referrals to any of the medical centers 32 subspecialty clinics. The Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Program is supported by a general medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient facility fully-accredited by the Joint Commission. The medical center delivers a broad range of services in medicine, surgery, and behavioral sciences and is currently operating 73 beds. Veterans can also avail themselves of primary care and some specialty services at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in New Bedford, MA, Hyannis, MA, and in Middletown, RI.

About Our Community

Providence is a compact, thriving American capital city that neatly cross-stretches the fabric of New England history with a vibrant dining palate and edgy arts, music and cultural scene.  “Something for everyone” might be a clichéd phrase but in Providence it’s an everyday reality.  This “Creative Capital” boasts the modern attractions and cosmopolitan amenities of big cities, but with unpretentious fun and an enviable array of accessible options.

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

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