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MD/DO - Family Practice Physician
Ref No.: 15-00659
Category: Physicians
Location: Mattoon, Illinois
Start Date: 11/10/2015
MD/DO - Family Practice Physician (Locums)
The Embodiment of Everything Good About Life...

The Community - Mattoon, IL
Mattoon embodies everything good about life in Central Illinois: convenient location, small town cohesiveness, excellent real estate values; a strong economy, a working downtown area, history, wide variety of sports, lakes and housing opportunities to support a variety of contemporary and traditional lifestyles. Located at the intersection of interstate highway I-57 & IL Rt. 16 Mattoon is just 45 minutes away from the University of Illinois and has easy interstate access to all the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. State of the art schools & colleges, a growing economy, beautiful parks, lakes and sports amenities round out the more favorable quality of life found in Mattoon.

VA Illiana Health Care System

DUTIES (include but not limited to)
  • The Primary Care Physicians are clinical representatives of the Medical Center Director and Chief of Staff and responsible for Primary Care outpatient clinical operations.
  • Outpatient/Primary Care. Evaluation of new and returning outpatients as assigned for the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville and Mattoon, Illinois. Patient care: approximately 8-15 outpatients 1 2 hour allotted for follow-up and 1 2 hour/1 hour for new patients during regular work week schedule.
  • Patient medical history and physical exams appropriate to the care setting and documented in accordance with VA IHCS Medical Staff Bylaws. (Attachment #2)
  • Preventive health.
  • Refers patient to other specialty care as required.
  • Prescribing Medications: The contracted physicians shall be responsible for prescribing medications as needed, and shall be required to utilize the VA formulary. Medication reconciliation shall be completed during each patient encounter in the Clinic.
  • Order labs, x-rays and other pertinent tests.
  • Initial screening of patients to determine eligibility.
  • Furnish technical and/or professional support for resident and physicians employed by the VA.
  • Findings from an assessment or a reassessment shall be clearly documented in the medical record, which is used by all members of the interdisciplinary care team in care planning and treatment. Assessment for invasive procedures shall include all elements as explicitly outlined in the VA IHCS Medical Staff Bylaws and applicable policies. All required documentation shall be fully completed within VA IHCS required timeframes. (Attachment #3)
  • Responsible for coordination, evaluation, treatment, and overall medical management for eligible Veterans evaluated and treated within the clinic. Appropriate referral transfer of the Veteran shall be arranged by the Contractor for care that cannot be delivered in VAIHCS clinical setting.
  • The contracted physician ensures that medical record documentation contains the minimum information in congruence with the Health Care Financing Administration/ Medicare guidelines, supporting patient care.
  • In addition, perform other work within the scope of their clinical privileges in the VA IHCS Clinic.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Physicians shall be board certified and/or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
  • The contract physician will be required to have DEA License number for prescribing Class II and Class III controlled substances
  • 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.
  • Minimum two years' experience as a Primary Care Physician or recent completion of an Internal Medicine or Family Medicine residency program.
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