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. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Consider choosing VA for your career!! The Primary Care (PC) Physician assigned to one of the nine (9) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located within New' Jersey and under the directions of VANJHCS. The primary purpose of the Physician is to provide comprehensive medical care to a panel of patients. He/she will provide assistance of clinical, technical, specialized, and/or administrative support in nature to all administrative and clinical staff assigned to the CBOC. Performs an advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment. Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual client needs, stage of development and cultural aspects. Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a differential and working diagnosis. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to identify and monitor a health situation. Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders and injuries within the NP's scope of practice and clinical practice setting. Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan when indicated. Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated. Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner. Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework. Collaborates with the client and health care team in management and monitoring of a health situation by: Assesses client needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments). Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based strategies and available resources for clients who are healthy or have acute or chronic conditions. Participates in health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with others including the community, colleagues and other sectors. Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing health education to individuals, families and groups. Monitors, evaluates and modifies health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with the client and other members of the health care team. Encourage clients to take responsibility for maintaining and/or improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and influence on, health determinants. Implements primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles. Accepts sole responsibility and accountability for all actions taken within his or her scope of practice. Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making guidelines into the practice of Medicine. Acts as a resource person, preceptor and/or mentor for students, residents and other health care professionals, and the community. Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple health care needs. Participates in interdisciplinary, and/or inter-professional research or meetings that relates to her/his practice. Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health planning as part of a team. Work Schedule: Permanent, Full-time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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