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Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Schedule subject to change for patient needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment or Relocation Incentive is authorized. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) The Ambulatory Care Section of the Reno VA Medical Center provides care in various outpatient settings including Main Campus, East Campus, North Campus, Lahontan Valley, Diamond View, and Carson Valley Community Based Outpatient Clinic's (CBOCs), as well as, Winnemucca Outreach Clinic. Walk in Evaluation Clinic provides episodic interventions for patients with complaints ranging from administrative problems up to and including urgent clinical needs. The clinic services provide scheduled appointments for new and returning primary care for large numbers of veterans seen in and followed within the Health Care System for a wide variety of common medical and psychiatric problems. Staff physician provides comprehensive primary care to a primary care panel of eligible veterans. A wide variety of medical conditions are treated, including but not limited to: Hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, neurological disorders, endocrine disorders, dermatological conditions, follow up for inpatient as well as outpatient surgical procedures, urologic conditions, eye evaluations, dental evaluation and care, anticoagulation monitoring, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative arthritis, depression, and geriatric problems, Assess the patient to determine the nature of the disease process: Provide appropriate treatment. Provide instruction and/or education concerning treatment/diagnosis/medications. Contact other medical personnel for necessary consultation. Provide referral to Specialty Clinics as appropriate. Admit to the Medical Center patients who require acute inpatient care. Provide for follow up as necessary. Emphasize Preventive and health screening for veteran patients.
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.