This position provides primary care for Veterans under the General Medicine Service Line. The physical location is in the Primary Care Clinic at the American Lake Division of VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veteran's medical needs. Duties for this position are, but not limited to: Functions: 1. The incumbent works in the Primary Care Clinic setting and reports to the Medical Director of the American Lake Primary Care Clinic. 2. The incumbent must prove successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association approved post-graduate residence in Medicine or equivalent. 3. The incumbent must be Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/American Board of Family Practice or Board eligible if within one year of the completion of residency. In addition, the incumbent must hold an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in keeping with VA regulations. 4. The incumbent is engaged in direct patient contact or performs tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure. General duties: 1. The incumbent will, as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine/American Board of Family Practice, admit, evaluate, diagnosis and treat patients appropriate to the specialty of Internal Medicine/Family Practice. 2. Upon providing competency and receiving approval, the incumbent may also perform specialty procedures as delineated in their clinical privileges. 3. The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. 4. Professional Standards: The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, peers, all other employees and the public. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 4(four) 10 hour shifts
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.