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Primary Care Physician - Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS)

Aurora, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Pueblo, CO

Period of Performance: Base 1 Mar 2019- 30 Sept 2019
Option Years: (4) 1 Oct 2019- 30 Sept 2023

HOURS OF OPERATION: VA Business Hours Work hours are defined as Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The contractor will provide 8 hour shifts. Work hours will be determined by the Primary Care Associate Chief of Staff and may vary as the needs of the Primary Care Service dictate. Patients must be seen by a contractor’s physicians on-site at VAMC in a timely manner in accordance with VA Rules and Regulations on clinic wait times and consult completion. Contractor shall notify the COR at least monthly about any obstacles to meeting this performance measure. Contractor’s Physicians shall be available and present during normal clinic hours, which will be established, and may be revised, as deemed appropriate for patient care by the COS.


  • Graduate from an accredited School of Medicine or School of Osteopathic of Medicine

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Practice or Internal Medicine

  • Current, Full, Unrestricted Medicine License to practice in any U.S State, Territory or Commonwealth

  • Current BLS

  • Current DEA

  • Current CME’s

  • Ability to present requested documentation upon request

  • Ability to complete favorable Credentialing, Background and Security Checks

Standard Personnel Testing (PPD, etc.)
Provide proof of the following tests prior to the first duty shift Tests shall be current within the past year:

  • TUBERCULOSIS TESTING: Contractor shall provide proof of a negative Tuberculosis Skin Test (TST) or interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) for all Contractor’s physician (s) {This is applicable to all health care workers}. A negative chest radiographic report for active tuberculosis shall be provided in cases of positive TST or IGRA results. The TST or IGRA testing shall be repeated annually.

  • MEASLES, MUMPS, & RUBELLA TESTING: Contractors shall provide proof of immunity for all Contractor physicians {This is applicable to all health care workers}.

  • VARICELLA: Contractors shall provide proof of immunity for all Contractor physicians {This is applicable to all health care workers}.

  • ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS: Contractors shall provide proof of 1 dose of Tdap vaccination for all Contractor physicians {This is applicable to all health care workers}.

  • INFLUENZA: Contractors shall provide proof that all Contractor physicians have received the annual Influenza vaccine unless it is contraindicated. If the Contractor physician has a medical contraindication to the vaccine they shall be required to wear a mask during the Influenza season . {This is applicable to all health care workers}.

Scope of Care:
Direct Patient Care: Provide primary care services supporting a continuum of care from prevention to diagnosis and treatment, to appropriate referral and follow-up.

Quality Improvement Meetings: The contractor’s physicians shall participate in continuous quality improvement activities and meetings with committee participation as required by the VAMC Chief of Service, Chief of Staff, or designee.

Staff Meetings:
The contractor’s physicians shall attend staff meetings as required by the VAMC Chief of Service, Chief of Staff, or designee. Contractor to communicate with COR on this requirement and report any conflicts that may interfere with compliance with this requirement.

QA/QI documentation:
The contractor’s physicians shall complete the appropriate QM/PI documentation pertaining to all procedures, complications and outcome of examinations.

Specialized CPRS Documentation Procedures:
Patient documentation is completed using the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Contractor’s physicians shall document care given and select appropriate Evaluation and Management (E&M) procedure codes in CPRS. Documentation must be sufficient to support both the E&M and procedure codes. Documentation and coding functions must be completed by the end of each patient care encounter.

Patient Safety Compliance and Reporting:
Contractor’s physicians shall follow all established patient safety and infection control standards of care. Contractor’s physicians shall make every effort to prevent medication errors, falls, and patient injury caused by acts of commission or omission in the delivery of care. All events related to patient injury, medication errors, and other breeches of patient safety shall be reported to the COR. As soon as practicable (but within 24 hours) Contractors shall notify COR of incident and submit to the COR the Patient Safety Report, following up with COR as required or requested.

Customer Service:
Contractor’s physicians shall refer all patient/customer service issues to the respective site supervisor and/or the Primary Care Associate Chief of Staff or designee

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