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The Primary Care Clinic at the American Lake VA Puget Sound Health Care System is seeking a dynamic board certified or board eligible physician for the position of Primary Care Provider to help us keep up with the demands of an increasing veteran population. Our patients range from 90 year old World War II veterans to men and women who have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veterans medical need. Candidates should be board-certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine comfortable with a patient centered medical home system utilizing electronic medical records. Our teams consist of a provider, one RN, one LPN, and one clerical associate. Panel size is approximately 1150 patients. Each team has additional assistance from dedicated pharmacy, social work, and mental health care staff. A radiology department with CT and a large physical therapy department are collocated to support our teams as well. Providers are currently working 10 hour shifts four days a week, with no duties on weekends and no call.

Recruitment or Relocation Incentives may be authorized.
The VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.


VA Physician Benefits http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp
Practice evidence based medicine without the hassle of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!
Utilize the most sophisticated Integrated Electronic Medical Records network with centralized patient registration and billing
Enjoy a competitive salary, 26 vacation days, 10 federal holidays, and 13 sick days annually
A comprehensive Federal Benefits package including malpractice, life, health, 401K, CME, etc.
An unmatched work/life balance and very high quality personal and professional life!
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For more information and consideration, contact Hank Laguatan, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, and today!
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

Careers in virtually all specialties, with opportunities to be involved in research and academics and remember - with one unrestricted license, you can practice anywhere! Great benefits and leadership programs to boot!