TheWest Texas VA Health CareSystem is currently recruiting for a Physician for the Home Base Primary Care Program. This position can be located in Odessa and/or Big Spring, Texas.
ThePhysician will provide comprehensive care to a panel of adult elderly patientsin the residence of the patient's home. The Physician is academically and clinically prepared to perform a broad spectrum of patient care services at the expert level. In addition to providing primary health, the physician serves as a consultant to nursing and medical staff for patients with complex treatment or care needs in their home. He/she works collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team embers in providing quality care and patient education, participating in research activities, and assisting patients in acute and chronic rehabilitation techniques. Primary care responsibilities include assessments, diagnosis, treatment and outcome measures of healthcare issues, histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance within the scope of practice. The physician will also serve on medical center committees and assists in the development, evaluation, and communication of policies and/standards of advanced nursing practice. Selectee must be proficient in the use of computerized systems related to patient care.
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and may vary depending on the hiring facility.
A RECRUIMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED
Please note: This is not moving expenses. If incentive is approved, a service agreement will be required and incentive is not paid out until incumbent is employed with facility.
FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT/TITLE: Physician #000000
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSTION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.Basic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States.
- Education - 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. Approved schools are:
- (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
- Licensure and Registration - Physicians must possess a 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. The Physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
- Residency Training - Physicians must have completed residency training orits equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (Note: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status). Approved residencies are:
- (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
- (2) Other residencies of their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Board eligible or board certified in Internal Medicine and/or Family Practice
The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
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.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1927387.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.