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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes The incumbent is assigned to the Palliative Care Section of Medicine Service, VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS). VA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. The incumbent must have outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills as a member of the VA professional health care team, and providing continuous veteran-centered care and services to family members. Functions: The incumbent provides outpatient and inpatient consultation services to patients. Provide clinical support to the Palliative Care Team Member under the facility Hospice/Palliative Care Consultation Program. Perform evidence-based practices to enhance symptom management of palliative care patients. Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care. Consult with the Palliative Care Team and other Interdisciplinary care team to establish a written plan of care. Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases. Implement strategic care plan to appropriately facilitate utilization and access to quality of life services. Monitor quality and service metrics across the continuum of care to ensure departmental goals are achieved. Provide education of staff. Complete appropriate documentation of patient care services in CPRS. Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, and stakeholders. The physician participates in research and education/training activities. The physician must meet requirements for academic appointment with UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Fresno Medical Education Program. The incumbent will be involved in the education and training of residents, fellows, medical students, and non-physician clinical trainees, participating in ground rounds, and lectures. Administrative, direct patient care, teaching, and research are all integrated into the activities and decision processes of the staff the Palliative Care physician. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm
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.