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Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS)
City:Montgomery
State:AL
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Family Medicine without Obstetrics
Opportunity Description:

The Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) located in Montgomery, AL is searching for a BE/BC Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physician.

Positions are located at the Montgomery, AL and Tuskegee, AL VA Hospitals and at the Fort Rucker, AL and Monroeville, AL Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

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 and 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 setting; outpatients 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; 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 responsible, practice and 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
  • English language proficiency
  • 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.

BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp   

Practice Type: Employee
Available Date:
Compensation:
Up to $225,000
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:provided
Facility Description:

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, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. These sites serve more than 134,000 veterans in 43 counties in the central and southeastern portions of Alabama and western Georgia. A member of the Atlanta Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) #7, 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 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 Wandering Area, a park-like setting complete with a waterfall, 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 has been successful in maintaining low rates for pressure sores.

One-stop access for Veterans and their families has been enhanced by the co-location of the VA Regional Office (VARO) building on the southeast corner of the West Campus complex, as well as, VARO staff housed within the Special Examinations Unit (Compensation & Pension [C&P]; Pre-military discharge; Persian Gulf; Agent Orange, etc.).

The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Columbus, GA offers both Medical and Mental Health Primary Care. CAVHCS operates a contracted Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Dothan, AL, which provides Medical Primary Care. Mental Health Primary Care is provided through the CAVHCS staffed Mental Health Clinic in Dothan. The Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic in Fort Rucker, AL provides Primary Care and Lab Services. The newest addition to the CAVHCS, the Monroeville CBOC, provides both Medical and Mental Health Primary Care.

AFFILIATIONS

Morehouse School of Medicine
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Tuskegee University
 

AUTHORIZED BEDS

143 Hospital
160 Nursing Home Care Unit
43 Homeless Domiciliary

 

TYPE OF FACILITY

GM&S

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Home-based Primary Care
Day Treatment
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OSAT)
Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
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

Community Description:

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2013 Census, Montgomery has a population of 201,332. It is the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the 115th largest in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

Montgomery is known for its renaissance of historic downtown and redevelopment of the riverfront. Montgomery is a city rich in history, yet clearly focused on the future. Once the capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery grew to become the center of the Civil Rights Movement. We are more than just the capital of Alabama-we are the epitome of economic prosperity. We enjoy being the showplace for southern hospitality, beautiful weather, and high-tech jobs.

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