The physician serves as the Primary Care Physician (PCP) Director for the Clearlake Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Clearlake, CA. The physician will have both administrative duties and direct patient care duties with 30% of his or her time devoted to administrative duties as Clearlake CBOC Medical Director and 70% devoted to direct patient care.
The Medical Director leads provider teams at this site and report to the Director of Primary Care for Medical Service and provides comprehensive care for our Veteran population. Supervisory functions include (but not limited to) supervision of providers, ensure adequate staffing, leave approval, ensure and guide the clinic staff/providers to meet various clinical performance measures and access requirements, assist the Director Primary Care for Medical Service and facility leadership meet various VHA requirements, assist in meeting various regulatory agencies' (like OIG, JC and others) standards. Helps address customer care related issues of the PC clinics. The incumbent will also lead the PACT team in coordinating care of the veterans in non-face to face or group settings with team members. Responsible for monitoring and giving feedback on Clearlake MD productivity data. Involved in at least one local QI project per year.
The Clearlake CBOC operates under a Patient Aligned Care Team Model. Together with his or her teamlet, comprised of a PCP, RN, LVN, and a Clerk, the physician cares for a panel of approximately 800 patients. The physician spends 70% of his or her time as the PCP for the teamlet. The physician provide primary care services in a team based setting, including chronic disease management and preventive health. Common diagnoses encountered include diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, and chronic pain. The incumbent will also lead the PACT team in coordinating care of the veterans in non-face to face or group settings with team members.
The physician evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and provides consultation for non-surgical adult patients of all ages, without life-threatening complications and with a wide variety of diseases, injuries, and disorders. He or she assesses, stabilizes, and determines disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services. The physician may collaborate with /oversee mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners, and works collaboratively with other specialties (and subspecialties) in and outside of the VA system to manage or co-manage patients' health. Select mental health and subspecialty services are available on-site. Other mental health, medical and surgical subspecialties services are available through consult to the San Francisco VA Medical Center or to the community.
Provides comprehensive care for our Veteran population, such as services in the diagnoses, care, and treatment of patients; provide effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnoses upon requests from other Services/Departments. Obtain patient histories, perform physical exams, formulate a working diagnosis and develop/implement a treatment plan according to clinical guidelines; determine appropriate hospitalization, and/or disposition to Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living, Community Nursing Home, and/or Home Care. Order lab tests, x-rays, EKG's and other diagnostic procedures. Initiate or expedite requests for consults, special tests, or studies provide education and counseling to patient and family in preventive care, medical conditions and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
Tour of duty:Monday through Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM, excluding paid Federal Government holidays; alternate work schedules may be negotiated.
Functional Statement Title/#: Primary Care Physician Director (Clearlake Community Based Outpatient Clinic)/000000
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Board certification/eligibility in internal medicine or family practice
Experience as a primary care physician in the VA System
Experience with an electronic medical or health record
Experience managing and supervising
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office
Physical Requirements:?,The physical requirements for this position in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *Transcript
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1966880.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.