Seeking a Full Time board certified or board eligible Family Practice or Internal Medicine Physician to provide care to veterans at the Bemidji, MN Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).
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PLEASE NOTE: The anticipated start date for this position will be mid-December 2018
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The Bemidji Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is a part of the Fargo VA Health Care System, a Level 2 Medical Center and a member of Veterans Integrated Service Network 23. The main facility combines a 39 bed medical facility along with a 38 bed Community Living Center providing transitional care, both accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Fargo also has a Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Office on campus, offering veterans the unique opportunity to obtain health care, benefits services, and Readjustment Counseling at one location. The Fargo Health Care System provides a wide spectrum of primary and tertiary acute and extended care inpatient and outpatient activities in an academic setting. The Fargo Health Care System has an active research program and has a successful affiliation with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.
· During employment, participation in activities/committees/boards/ projects pertinent to the sub-specialty may be necessary as dictated by strategic or other initiatives/taskings.
**This position is open to physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner applicants**
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800-1630
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- Primary care providers will be responsible for the delivery of primary care to patients enrolled in their panels at the Fargo VA Healthcare System (Bemidji CBOC). The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
- Primary care providers in the outpatient setting are typically assigned a panel of patients to manage. Panel size is determined by utilizing VHA PCMM software. Panel size is determined at the National level, through a complex formula which extracts local information regarding acuity of assigned patients, available support staff, number of exam rooms, etc. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.
- Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients. The subsection may be defined either by a disease status (e.g. spinal cord injury patients), or demographic status (women veterans etc). Typically these duties are designated at the time of joining but occasionally during the course of employment, participation in special projects pertinent to the assigned section may be necessary.
· Providers are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the provider's performance evaluation.
· Providers are expected to act as "surrogates" for the patients of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave.
· All providers need to follow departmental and VHA policies for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. Currently VHA guidelines do not permit comp time or overtime pay for physicians. However, providers who are asked to work outside their normal assigned tour of duty may request administrative leave for rest and relaxation. Leaves should be requested in as much advance as possible to minimize disruption to patient care services. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated.
· Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times.
· All providerswill work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.