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MD/DO - Family Practice Physician (Locums)
Ref No.: 15-00654
Category: Physicians
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Start Date: 11/06/2015
MD/DO - Family Practice Physician (Locums)
A Safe Oasis to Call Home…
 
The Community - Big Spring, TX
Big Spring is in a rocky gorge between two high foothills of the Caprock escarpment in West Texas. The northern limit of the Edwards Plateau and the southernmost hills of the Caprock converge in Big Spring. It derives its name from the nearby "big spring " in Sulphur Draw, which was a watering place for coyotes, wolves, and herds of buffalo, antelope, and mustangs; the spring was a source of conflict between Comanche and Shawnee Indians and a campsite used by early expeditions across West Texas. Signal Mountain, ten miles southeast of Big Spring, was a landmark used by early cattlemen. In 1849 Capt. Randolph B. Marcy's expedition reached Big Spring on the return trip from Santa Fe and marked it as a campsite on the Overland Trail to California. As a midpoint in West Texas, Big Spring delivers a mixture of yesterday, today, and tomorrow that welcomes the native and the newcomer alike.
 
It is the location that brings you here, the unique beauty that gives you pause and the kindness of the community that will make you stay. Home of caring residents, friendly families, beautiful landscapes, comfortable climate and a multitude of cultural, sporting & recreational events, and is a safe oasis to call home.

West Texas VA Health Care System

DUTIES (include but not limited to)
  • The physician shall follow and meet all WTVAHCS policies, performance measures, rules and regulations.
  • The physician is required to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and to maintain the certification during their work for the WTVAHCS.
  • The physician is required to be Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified and to maintain the certification during their work for the WTVAHCS.
  • The physician shall function as a full team member of the interdisciplinary team, serving patients at the WTVAHCS, Hobbs, and NM CBOC.
  • Provide history, physical examination, diagnosis, and initiation of medical treatment.
  • An outpatient progress note must be completed for each episode of care.
  • Initiate and facilitate treatment and transfer in emergency situations.
  • A discharge summary will be completed when a patient is released from inpatient care. Established criteria will be followed for the completeness and timeliness of the summary.
  • Follow-up office visits for existing medical problems and appropriate diagnostic tests and medication adjustments.
  • Referral of patients as needed to appropriate specialists, health care facilities, and coordination of home health services.
  • Document assessments and plan of care for each patient in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Clinic note completed, documented, and encounter closed in CPRS same day of visit with the patient.
  • View alerts to be addressed within 24 hours of receipt and no more than 75 view alerts permitted to be carried over to the following day.
  • Participation in the facilities PEER review process, including the external review.
  • Provides telemedicine service via Clinical Video conferencing, as needed, to other WTVAHCS primary care setting for cross coverage.
  • Act as consultant in clinical practice.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Collaborate and act as a patient advocate.
  • Maintain knowledge of new and current clinical methods.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Must be board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine and maintain professional competency.
  • Must have and maintain a current license to practice in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands that allows for the independent practice of clinical services. This license must be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid, and unrestricted.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as certified by the American Heart Association.
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