Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. The services currently provided include internal medicine/primary care, which is defined as the continuous, coordinated and interdisciplinary provision of comprehensive health services in an outpatient setting for a defined panel of assigned patients as well as those patients assigned to colleagues when access to care is necessary utilizing the Primary Care Management Module (PCMM) VHA standards. Each Nurse Practitioner (NP) will have a collaborating physician with a signed practice agreement. The Nurse Practitioner panel will be adjusted based on VISN standards for panel management. Services that will be provided to defined paneled patients include but are not limited to diagnosis, treatment and referral of acute and chronic medical conditions, screening for diseases according to CDC and VA guidelines, targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities, health education, case management, referral service and urgent care. PACT clinics are focused on the Advanced Clinic Access principles. These principles promote access when the veteran feels the need to be evaluated. The care setting is not limited to the clinic visits with the provider, it includes My Healthy Vet, telephone triage and clinic visits with team members such as the RN case manager, social worker and pharmacist. Focus on care include the chronic disease initiative focusing on areas of CHF, COPD and DM, mental health collaboration in the PC setting, MOVE program focusing on weight loss, diet and activity as well as health promotion/disease management. No emergency, nights, weekends or after clinic hours calls, services are on site only. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.