Primary Care (Mental Health Domiciliary) Practice Opportunity

Martinsburg VA Medical Center
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Facility: Martinsburg VA Medical Center 
Address: 510 Butler Avenue 
Martinsburg, WV 25405 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Family Medicine : Primary Care
Internal Medicine : General  
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Negotiable
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Primary Care Physician needed to care for your Veterans-Great Benefits!

The Martinsburg, WV VA Medical Center is searching for a compassionate and caring Board Eligible/Board Certified Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Physician to join their dynamic healthcare team.

The selected physician will be assigned to the Mental Health Domiciliary which is the 2nd largest domiciliary in the country and houses 259 patients (M/F) with ages ranging from 20-95.

Duties include:

    • Clinical services are provided by a physician who has completed residency. S/he must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with illness according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.
    • Performing initial clinical diagnostic examinations and formulating initial treatment plans for patients.
    • The Physician is expected to have a panel of patients s/he follows on a regular basis and will also see unscheduled patients presenting to the clinic.
    • Providing medication management services.
    • Coordinating medical care for mental health clinic patients requiring primary care follow up, or specialty medical/surgical consultation.
    • Facilitating admissions to inpatient MH unit. Coordinating care with inpatient Psychiatric, or Medical-Surgical, physicians.
    • Serving on Medical Staff Committees or representing the MHS on special Medical Center projects or initiatives as directed by MHS management.
    • Successfully practicing as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, working collaboratively in a respectful fashion with nurses, social workers, clerks, mid-level providers, and other physicians.
    • Serving, as directed by MHS management, as primary or secondary supervising physician to mid level providers
    • Documenting the care provided in the electronic medical record in a timely and complete fashion.
    • All additional data regarding patient care will be entered into the electronic record in a timely and complete fashion.
    • Completing appropriate clinical reminders within his/her area of clinical responsibility in the electronic medical record in a timely fashion.
    • S/he will be aware of "Performance Measures" that apply to the Mental Health Service and will be collaborate in meeting those measures.
    • The physician may be detailed to other VAMC clinical sites as directed by MHS management.
    • Performing other duties as assigned.
    • The Physician exercises independent judgment. S/he consults with peers and his/her supervisor, including the Section Chief of Psychiatry, the Associate Chief of Mental Health Service Line, or the Chief of the Mental Health Service Line, as needed.
    • The Mental Health Service Line (MHS) assumes broad oversight responsibility for the structure and functioning of the program to which this physician.

Preferred Experience: At least 2 years of clinical experience in performing initial clinical diagnostic examinations, and formulating treatment plans for patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Experience prescribing medications; coordinating medical care for mental health patients with primary care or specialty medical/surgical colleagues. Experience coordinating the admission of patients to inpatient Psychiatry units and/or facilitating admission to inpatient Medical-Surgical units. Collaborating with other physicians, inpatient units, Emergency Departments or other Mental Health settings.

Work Hours: Evening shift, 2pm-10pm Monday-Friday with no call

Salary Range: $215,000 per year

Recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position

Qualifications:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
  • Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification
  • Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
  • Language Proficiency: Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Physical Requirements: All applicants must meet the physical requirements established for this position 

Martinsburg is a picturesque, historic community within an hour away from Washington D.C. and less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan areas, yet offers the serenity of small town living. Our opportunity is nestled in a community which offers family friendly lifestyle, great public and private schools, and affordable real estate. With such close proximity to our nation’s capital you can enjoy all the attractions, sports, shopping, and entertainment that metropolitan area has to offer. https://www.travelwv.com/   

About Our Facility

Located in the heart of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) can be found on 175 acres in historic Berkeley County and has a service area of more than 126,000 veterans in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The Medical Center, part of the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5), offers a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, ambulatory surgery, audiology and speech pathology, dental, nursing home, nutrition, podiatry, prosthetics, women's health, mental health and rehabilitation medicine. Patient care is provided through an integrated primary care concept, and each veteran is assigned to a team of health care providers that follows the patient's care both as an inpatient and an outpatient. It is the mission of the Medical Center to honor America's Veterans as heroes by providing the highest quality health care. The employees of the Martinsburg VAMC are dedicated to improving the quality of life for eligible veterans through excellent health care.

AFFILIATIONS

George Washington University School of Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia University Medical & Dental Schools

AUTHORIZED BEDS

69 Hospital
178 Nursing Home Care Unit
312 Domiciliary

TYPE OF FACILITY

General Medical & Surgical, Long-term Care, Rehab & Domiciliary

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Alcohol-Drug Rehabilitation Unit
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Homeless Domiciliary Program
Inpatient Hospice (Palliative Care)
Intensive Care Unit
Medical Center and Domiciliary-Based Substance Abuse Programs
Mental Hygiene Clinic
Nuclear Medicine
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Residential Rehab (PTSD-PRRP) Program
Primary Care
Pulmonary Function Lab
Same-Day Surgery
Traumatic Brain Injury-Community Re-Entry

The following Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) come under this facility:

Cumberland Clinic
200 Glenn Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: (301) 724-0061
Toll-Free 1-866-712-8084

Fort Detrick Outpatient Clinic
1433 Porter Street
Fort Detrick Army Garrison
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 624-1200

Franklin Contract Outpatient Clinic
Pendelton Community Care
314 Pine Street
Franklin, WV 26807
Phone: (304) 358-2355

Hagerstown Outpatient Clinic
Hub Plaza Building
1101 Opal Court
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: (301) 665-1462
Toll-Free 1-866-399-0117

Harrisonburg Contract Outpatient Clinic
1755 S. High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 282-6035

Petersburg Contract Outpatient Clinic
Grant Memorial Hospital
P. O. Box 1019
Petersburg, WV 26847
Phone: (304) 257-5817

Stephens City Outpatient Clinic
170 Prosperity Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: (540) 869-0600
Toll-Free 1-866-463-8532

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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