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Physician- Primary Care

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

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 Daniel.gordon@va.gov or Jennifer Isabel-Gross at Jennifer.isabel-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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Pay: 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 retirement).

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 territory.

CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.

Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

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 qualified applicants.

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 female veterans.
  • Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient.
  • Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts.
  • 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 agreements.


    Work Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 1100-7:30 PM, Saturday 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.

    Basic Requirements:


    • 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 certification.
    • 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.
    • Preference:

      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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Springfield , Physician- Primary Care, Healthcare , Springfield, Missouri

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