Physician (HBPC Medical Director)

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Iowa City, IA Healthcare



The ICVAHCS is recruiting for one (1) Full-Time Home Based Primary Care Medical Director. The HBPC program targets frail, chronically ill veterans who require care by interdisciplinary health care teams, coordination of care, and the integration of diverse services to cover complex medical, social, rehabilitative, and behavioral care needs. These veterans need comprehensive home care services as they age to maximize function, minimize institutionalization, and maintain quality of life.


The HBPC Medical Director is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC team. The incumbent works in collaboration with the HBPC Program Director to meet the requirements of the program. The incumbent is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level. In addition to providing primary health care, the HBPC Medical Director will have administrative responsibilities for leadership and direction of HBPC development and programs, as well as effective interface with the HBPC staff. The HBPC Medical Director will participate fully in all accreditation processes, reviews and site visits, and other duties as assigned.

Administrative Responsibilities
The HBPC Medical Director is responsible for:

(1) Collaborating with the HBPC Program Director to provide leadership to the HBPC Program; determine appropriateness and eligibility for veterans referred to HBPC program; plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents and fellows assigned to the HBPC Program; assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of the HBPC performance improvement plan; and advocate for HBPC with VHA leadership and the medical community.
(2) Providing clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans.
(3) Being readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise.
(4) Participating in HBPC team meetings and keeping the HBPC team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards.
(5) Arranging physician coverage and communicating the plan of coverage to the HBPC team.
(6) Collaborating with other HBPC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on program development issues.

Clinical Responsibilities
The HBPC Medical Director, in collaboration with the HBPC interdisciplinary team, is responsible for:
(1) Assuming primary medical responsibility for HBPC patients.
(2) Identifying the patients' medical problems.
(3) Defining the medical management of these problems.
(4) Determining the need for consultation from medical, surgical, and/or psychiatric subspecialty clinics as well as community care.
(5) Determining the need for, and facilitating, admission to the hospital.
(5) Visiting the HBPC patients at home, when appropriate.
(6) Serving as collaborator for advanced practice nurses and/or physician assistants.
(7) Providing medical administrative support such as signing forms requiring physician signature for the HBPC patients.
(8) Collaborating with community home health and hospice agencies as needed for HBPC patients.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: Yes
Relocation Incentive may be authorized: Yes

Travel Required

50% or less - This position requires 25% or greater travel to Ottumwa, IA and other locations as needed. The incumbent must maintain a valid state driver's license.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job ID: 69896

Posted 15 days ago

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