Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
Duties: This position is for an Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Physician. The position is responsible for developing and implementing treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses. The position is also responsible for delivery of primary care to patients enrolled at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System.
- The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
- Board certified or board eligible preferred.
- The primary care provider is an integral member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) teamlet, similar to a medical home team, and is expected to work closely and coordinator patient care with other PACT teamlet members including nursing, clerical, pharmacy, social worker, dietician, etc. Primary care physicians will participate in daily huddles with other teamlet staff and participate in primary care systems projects.
- A primary care provider in the outpatient setting is assigned a panel of patients to manage under Primary Care Management Model guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on patient complexity, support staff and room availability. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.
- Primary care physicians may have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews.
- Primary care physicians will act as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed, to include review of CPRS (EMR) view alerts.
- Typical work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:30pm; a full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay period. Duties may include evening and weekend working hours.
- Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
Benefits: VA physicians enjoy an excellent benefits package, with predictable work hours and conditions. They are also able to take time for themselves and their families to ensure quality of life.
- Generous salaries and annual performance bonus
- Excellent health insurance that can be carried into retirement
- 3 tier retirement system
- Up to 26 days of paid annual leave
- Up to 13 days of paid sick leave
- 10 paid federal holidays
- Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)
- Recruitment / relocation incentive may be authorized
Liability: The US Government accepts responsibility and liability for the actions of its employees during the exercise of their official duties. VA physicians, therefore, are protected by the Federal Government in instances of alleged malpractice or negligence resulting from the performance of their duties in or for the VA Health Care System.