Physician Primary Care
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: February 14, 2020
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply
universally across the Department. The five Core Values define"who
we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families
and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment,
Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").Education Debt
Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for
the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan
reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet
specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA
policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of
appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and
eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA
Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this
position, please contact Danielle Gordon at Danielle.email@example.com
or Jennifer Isabel-Gross at Jennifer.isbel-Gross@va.gov.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If
you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,
you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your
transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For
further information, visit:
Competitive salary, may be eligible for annual performance bonus,
typically regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per
biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per
biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and
student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and
VHA Physician's Brochure
PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows,
interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the
instructions in the How to Apply section.
OTHER RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED:
Recruitment /Relocation Incentive may be available to highly
Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Performs and records history and physical examinations and
records data from clinic visits.
- Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the
primary care panel of patients assigned.
- Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and
completes workload documentation in a timely manner.
- Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical
conditions and all appropriate preventive care for both male and
- Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as
medically relevant for each patient.
- Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of
- Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans
according to accepted protocols.
- Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in
accordance with Federal and State Law.
- Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended
treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need
for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health
screening tests, and other preventive health measures).
- Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 0800-4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 09/30/2020.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting
from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The
degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by
the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course
of study was completed.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or
surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United
States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- " Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30,
1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as
applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had
such license, registration, or certification revoked for
professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard
care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license,
registration or certification in any of those States after being
notified in writing by that State of potential termination for
professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard
care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or
surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to
a full and unrestricted status."
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification. If selected
for this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current
BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to
patients in this position.
Preferred candidate is Board Eligible or Board certified in Family
Medicine or Internal Medicine
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in
the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: The work is usually sedentary, but it
requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and
employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops
and other similar materials.
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