The Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks is seeking primary care physician to be located at the Ft. Smith CBOC. Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Participation in EDRP is contingent on the availability of EDRP funding and is not guaranteed. Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visits. Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned. Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes workload documentation in a timely manner. Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for both male and female veterans. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient. Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts. Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols. Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law. Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health screening tests, and other preventive health measures). Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service agreements Work Schedule: M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM (other times as required); subject to change based on agency needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.