MD / General Practice / California / Locum tenens / Primary Care / VA
Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Confidential
Period of Performance: April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 (Beginning date contingent on successful completion of Credentialing and Background Investigation.)
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm except federal holidays.
LICENSE: All licenses held by the Contractor staff working on this contract shall be full and unrestricted licenses. Contractor staff must submit evidence of at least one full, active, current and unrestricted licensure, registration, certification, and/or other relevant credentials, for verification prior to appointment and throughout the employment process, as requested by the COR. Physician shall be free of a history of state medical license or DEA license restrictions or disciplinary actions. Contractor is responsible for keeping the VA COR apprised of anything that would adversely affect or otherwise limit their clinical privileges. Note: Failure to keep VA fully informed on these matters may result in administrative or disciplinary action.
BOARD CERTIFICATION /ELIGIBILITY: Contractors Medical Doctors must be board-certified or board-eligible in the field of internal medicine and/or family medicine. All continuing education courses required for maintaining certification must be kept up to date at all times. Documentation verifying current certification must be provided by the Contractor to the COR on an annual basis.
Physicians shall cover the range of services as would be provided in a state-of-the-art civilian medical treatment facility and the standard of care must be equal or exceed VA Standards. Chronic medical problems commonly seen in the veteran population are dealt with. Included are such disorders as diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, angina and pain. Judicious use of laboratory and x-ray services as well as appropriate referral and consultation is obtained. Physician productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other primary care physicians assigned to the outpatient clinic and authorized the same scope of practice.
Initial evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic problems.
Provide knowledge, skills and professional capabilities in primary care services in the outpatient clinic setting such that it distinguishes them from other physicians and enables them to serve as consultants to other physicians and as a primary provider of services in the outpatient care setting.
Diagnose and advise veteran of clinical problems that may be discovered during an examination
Obtain a pertinent medical history and conduct a physical examination of each veteran.
Interpret pathology and radiological related material.
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