Internal Medicine Physician

Direct Hire
Michigan
Posted 2 weeks ago

Position:
Internal Medicine Physician

Job Type:
Government Contract 1-4 year option for The Department of Veteran Affairs

Salary:
To be discussed

Location:
Battle Creek, MI

Hours:
Hours of Operation, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday, excluding federal holidays. Every six weeks, the BCVAMC Primary Care Clinic and the Wyoming CBOC offer extended hours, Wednesday 8:00am to 6:30pm and Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm.

Knightingale Health Services, LLC is a fresh, dedicated healthcare staffing company that specializes in temp-to-hire, locums, and direct hire opportunities in healthcare staffing for major, local, federal and national hospitals and home health facilities. We strive to hire the best possible registered nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals for our clients while building long-lasting relationships with our candidates! We are currently seeking a motivated Internal Medicine Physician in Battle Creek, MI

Board Certified Preferred/Board Eligible required

Must be an American Citizen
Must have an active unrestricted License within the 50 states
Must have a clean license
Must have 2 years or more experience as an Internal Medicine Physician
Must have an active BLS certification
Must be able to commit before we submit your profile to the facility

1.   QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.1. The Primary Care Physicians are clinical representatives of the Medical Center Director and Chief of Staff and responsible for Primary Care outpatient clinical operations. 

1.2. Contractor’s employee services to be performed include:

 

1.2.1.   Outpatient/Primary Care. Evaluation of new and returning outpatients as assigned for the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and all sites to include Battle Creek, Lansing, Muskegon, Benton Harbor and Wyoming, MI. Patient care: approximately 8-15 outpatients – ½ hour allotted for follow-up and ½ hour/1 hour for new patients during regular work week schedule.

 

1.2.2.   Patient medical history and physical exams appropriate to the care setting and documented in accordance with Battle Creek VA Medical Center Staff Bylaws. Contract physician shall complete appropriate evaluation and paperwork for special incidents such as medication errors, falls, injuries, adverse drug reactions.

1.2.3.   Contract physician shall, at all times conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner treating patients, visitors, and staff in a courteous manner. Sustained allegations of patient abuse, either verbally or physically shall result in immediate termination. Patient rights shall not be violated.

1.2.4.   Preventive health and goal-oriented treatment.

 

1.2.5.   Refers patient to other specialty care as required according to service agreements and current legislation.

 

1.2.6.   Prescribing Medications: The contracted physicians shall be responsible for prescribing medications as needed and will be required to utilize the VA formulary. When the contract physician identities a need to prescribe non-formulary medication, the physician shall submit the appropriate non-formulary request with all required information. The contract physician will be required to have a DEA controlled substance registration certificate issued in their name only (not restricted for use at only one agency, institution or location) for prescribing Schedule II through Schedule V controlled substances. Medication reconciliation shall be completed during each patient encounter in the Clinic. Allergy assessment shall be documented when medication is prescribed. 

 

1.2.7.   Order labs, imaging and other pertinent tests.

 

1.2.8.   Initial screening of patients to determine eligibility.

1.2.9.   Documentation: Clinical records shall be completed and signed in a timely manner. The contract physician shall be trained on the proper use of various VA systems including Vista and CPRS. Contract physician are expected to comply with Medical Center requirements to use the Emergency Department Integration System (EDIS) when working in urgent care. The performance metrics as outlined in the Emergency Medicine Management Tool (EMMTT) will be utilized in tracking compliance. Findings from an assessment or a reassessment shall be clearly documented in the medical record, which is used by all members of the interdisciplinary care team in care planning and treatment. Assessment for invasive procedures shall include all elements as explicitly outlined in the Battle Creek VA Medical Center Staff Bylaws and applicable policies. All required documentation shall be fully completed within Battle Creek VA Medical Center required timeframes.

1.2.10. When contract physician is the only practitioner involved in the care of the patient during stay he/she shall be responsible for completing all required medical record documentation, including the discharge summary and patient instructions.

1.2.11. Furnish technical and/or professional support for residents, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants employed by the VA.

 

1.2.12. Responsible for coordination, evaluation, treatment, and overall medical management for eligible Veterans evaluated and treated within the clinic. Appropriate referral transfer of the Veteran shall be arranged by the Contractor for care that cannot be delivered in Battle Creek VA Medical Center clinical setting. 

1.2.13. The contracted physician(s) ensures that medical record documentation contains the minimum information in congruence with the Health Care Financing Administration/ Medicare guidelines, supporting patient care.

  • When the Government directs, the Contractor shall remove from performance on the contract any physician who is identified as a potential threat to the health, safety, security, general well-being, or operational mission of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and its population.

     
  • In addition, perform other work within the scope of their clinical privileges in the Battle Creek VA Medical Center Clinic.

1.3. Emergency/Disaster Procedures: In case of fire or other Medical Center disaster, the contract Physician shall assist in the evacuation of patients. The contract physician shall ensure that he/she is familiar with fire and disaster instructions and will attend all fire and disaster drills conducted during his/her tour of duty.

 

1.4. The good conduct of medical practice includes the proper and timely use of consultation. Consultation shall be made when necessary with the VA medical backup physician, surgeon, psychiatrist and/or social worker.

 

1.5. All Physicians shall have current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

 

1.6.   Battle Creek VA Medical Center Staff will provide orientation and training to new contract physician staff members. Normally, the orientation shall be accomplished at the earliest possible date, prior to the first day of scheduled duty. All contracted providers must complete applicable TMS modules, training and orientation prior to providing any services at Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Payment for orientation and training will be at regular hourly rate. Maximum of 16 hours provided for training/orientation.

 

1.7. Documentation and clinical records shall be completed and signed in a timely manner. The Contractor’s employees shall be trained on the proper use of various VA systems including VISTA and CPRS. 

1.8. Contractor shall be required to wear the Government furnished picture ID badge during the entire time he/she is on VA grounds. The ID badge shall be returned to VA at contract completion. All contracted physicians shall be required to maintain current PIV badges at all times.

  • Contractor shall provide the same professional level of care to VAMC patients and/or beneficiaries as to any other patient under his/her care. Contractor shall provide all services specified in this contract for any person, regardless of the race, color, religion, sex, or national origin of the person for whom such services are ordered. No services provided under this contract shall be performed outside of the United States.  

1.9.1.   License – The Contractor’s physician (s) assigned by the Contractor to perform the services covered by this contract shall have a current license to practice medicine in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia) when services are performed onsite on VA property.

All licenses held by the personnel working on this contract shall be full and unrestricted licenses. Contractor’s physician (s) who have current, full and unrestricted licenses in one or more states, but who have, or ever had, a license restricted, suspended, revoked, voluntarily revoked, voluntarily surrendered pending action or denied upon application will not be considered for the purposes of this contract.

1.9.2.   Board Certification – Contractor’s physician (s) shall be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicineor Family Practice and be currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) or equivalency. All continuing education courses required for maintaining certification must be kept up to date at all times. Documentation verifying current certification shall be provided by the Contractor to the VA COR on an annual basis for each year of contract performance.

1.9.3.   Credentialing and Privileging –Credentialing and privileging is to be done in accordance with the provisions of VHA Handbook 1100.19 referenced above. The Contractor is responsible to ensure that proposed physician(s) possesses the requisite credentials enabling the granting of privileges. No services shall be provided by any Contractor’s physician(s) prior to obtaining approval by the Battle Creek VA Medical Center Professional Standards Board, Medical Executive Board and Medical Center Director. 

  • If a Contractor’s physician(s)is not credentialed and privileged or has credentials/privileges suspended or revoked, the Contractor shall furnish an acceptable substitute without any additional cost to the government.

1.9.4.   Technical Proficiency – Contractor’s physician (s)shall be technically proficient in the skills necessary to fulfill the government’s requirements, including the ability to speak, understand, read and write English fluently. Contractor shall provide documents upon request of the CO/COR to verify current and ongoing competency, skills, certification and/or licensure related to the provision of care, treatment and/or services performed. Contractor shall provide verifiable evidence of all educational and training experiences including any gaps in educational history for all Contractor’s physician (s)and Contractor’s physician (s) shall be responsible for abiding by the Facility’s Medical Staff By-Laws, rules, and regulations (referenced herein) that govern medical staff behavior.

1.9.5.   Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ Certified Education Unit (CEU) Requirements: Contractor shall provide the COR copies of current CMEs as required or requested by the VAMC. Contractor’s physician (s) registered or certified by national/medical associations shall continue to meet the minimum standards for CME to remain current. Contractor shall report CME hours to the credentials office for tracking. These documents are required for both privileging and re-privileging. Failure to provide shall result in loss of privileges for Contractor’s physician (s).

1.9.6.   Training BLS, CPRS and VA MANDATORY): Contractor shall meet all VA educational requirements and mandatory course requirements defined herein; all training must be completed by the contractor’s physician(s) as required by the VA.Other training may become required. VA will communicate any changes to the training requirement to the contractor.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Troy Franklin
(407) 574-2161

Email your updated CV/resume, certifications and along with three professional references to be considered:
Troy.Franklin@knightingalehealth.com

***Our team can conduct a screening on the same DAY you apply! We can send your information to the facility for approval and receive a response within 24-72 hours, allowing the facility to conduct an official interview. We accept/reward referrals. You can check our website for more details: www.knightingalehealth.com (Please note we do conduct a background check and conduct a license verification).

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