The VA Saint Louis Health Care System is seeking a Physician to lead a specialized high-intensity care team, the ComPACT, that is designed for veterans with complex medical conditions. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life and reduce hospital admissions among these patients by providing them with intensive, highly coordinated multidisciplinary outpatient care and by improving transitions of care when they are admitted to and discharged from the hospital. The current pilot project has had a dramatic positive impact on the quality of life of our patients and has reduced the rate of admissions and ED visits among our patient group by about one half. We are the outpatient Primary Care Providers for our patients and we round on them on a daily basis when they are inpatients.
The physician will lead an interdisciplinary team that includes a mid-level provider, RN case manager, LPN, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Psychologist, and Dietician. The primary duties for the successful candidate include, but not limited to;
Provides medical and administrative oversight of ComPACT
Sees the ComPACT patients as the outpatient Primary Care Provider
Conducts intensive daily phone follow-up and telehealth review
Rounds and writes daily notes on the ComPACT inpatients
Collaborates in discharge planning with house staff and medicine attending and writes discharge instructions
Reviews consults of new referrals
Performs direct inpatient assessment of new consults if the patient is in the hospital
Analyses ComPACT data
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician / ComPACT / Medicine
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate would have experience in high-intensity clinical care of high complexity patients, I.e. Geriatric Care, Palliative and Hospice Care. The ideal candidate would have the ability to obtain a faculty appointment ateither Washington University School of Medicine or Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical requirements: include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2 hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour).
For additional information on Physical Standards please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1988201.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.