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. The incumbent will work within the inter-professional Chronic Pain Wellness Center within the Phoenix VA Health Care System which provides care for Veterans with chronic pain and opioid use disorder. The physician will work in a team setting to provide whole person pain and addiction care in conjunction with other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, clinical pharmacists, physical therapists, dieticians, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of our patients. Computer skills are essential as PVAHCS is fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults. Duties but not limited to: - Coordinate pain and addiction care for referred outpatients as assigned by PVAHCS. - Evaluate and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting. - Perform histories and physical exams. - Provides appropriate documentation to minimally include history, physical exam findings, diagnosis, definitive care plan and disposition of the patient. - Ensures that patients are appropriately closed-out including disposition that clearly indicates the next steps of care. - Ensures that each patient is provided a list of current medications and an appointment list at close-out. - Perform office procedures contained within their approved privileges. - Prescribe medications as appropriate. - Order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests and provide initial interpretation of results. - Communicate test results to patients. - Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and special tests. - Screen patients to determine the need for hospitalization - Function as a preceptor for residents, fellows and other trainees in the clinic setting as assigned by PVAHCS. - Provide education to the patient and family as necessary. - Work collaboratively within interdisciplinary pain team. - Assist with administrative consult management Work Schedule: M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm. Management discretion. Telework: May be eligible for partial telework. Virtual: No Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): No Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): No Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes
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.