VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) is seeking a part-time physician for our Jackson CBOC Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). HBPC is a unique model providing longitudinal in-home care for a subset of Veterans for whom clinic-based primary care is no longer most appropriate. HBPC represents an important part of VHA's commitment to meet the care needs of Veterans with complex medical, social, geriatric and behavioral conditions. Roles and responsibilities (extracted directly from VHA 1411 Directive-Home-Based Primary Care Special Population Patient Aligned Care Team Program) include, but are not limited to: Assuming overall medical responsibility for assigned HBPC patients. Serving, when indicated, as the primary care provider and collaborative physician for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants and serve as back-up for other HBPC primary care providers. Identifying a patient's medical problems. Defining the medical management of a patient's medical problems. Determining the need for consultation from medical, surgical, or psychiatric or other subspecialty clinics. Determining the need for and facilitating admission to the hospital and other transitions of care. Visiting the HBPC patients at home for medical evaluation and treatment when clinically indicated. Providing medical administrative support such as completing physician required orders and forms for the HBPC patients. Planning and directing the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the HBPC Program, when indicated. Assuming a leadership role in the development and implementation of HBPC's process for continuous performance improvement. Being readily available to the team members for collaboration when clinical or program issues arise. Participating in the development of the individual plan of care at interdisciplinary care meetings for primary care provider assigned panel of patients. Additional opportunities and responsibilities may include: Acting as a designee for the HBPC Medical Director including provision of oversight with participation in care planning and interdisciplinary team meetings. Additional responsibilities related to clinical care, administrative oversight, quality improvement or education of trainees not listed above. Work Schedule: To be determined. 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.