The Primary Care Physician (PCP) is a core team member in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The PCP evaluates, diagnoses and provision of care to adult patients for the treatment of general medical problems and makes referrals to specialty care to meet the needs of the Veteran. The PCP addresses a large majority of personal health care needs and develops a collaboration and partnership with Veterans. The responsibilities of the PCP include but are not limited to: diagnosis and management of acute and chronic medical and psychosocial conditions, health promotion, disease prevention, overall care management, post deployment care, Women's Health, Veteran/caregiver education and potential
tele-health primary care. The PCP assists in completing quality management reviews and must be computer literate. The PCP is responsible for the successful achievement of applicable Performance Measure and Monitors for his/her areas of responsibility. The PCP is will take an active part in the peer review process and completes assigned physician's review s on time. The PCP will also assist with consult management and monitoring outpatient performance metrics for Primary Care; among other duties assigned.
Board Certification: Board certification or Board eligibility in Internal Medicine orFamily Practice preferred,
Work Schedule: Full-time. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May be required to work outside the normal tour of duty such as Saturday Clinics and/or extended work hours to meet the mission of the facility.
Salary: The Salary will be determinedby a Compensation Panel commensurate with Experience and Specialty and will be approved by the Medical Center Director.
RELOCATION EXPENSES:Relocation expenses are notauthorized for this position.
This position is eligible for union representation and the Merit Promotion provisions of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Union contract will apply.
A RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS AUTHORIZED FOR A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE.
The Selectee will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathicmedicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the accredited schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
Licensure and Registration: 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 is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
Board Certification: Board certified or Board eligible in Internal Medicine or a specialty area based on the needs of the VA Health Care System preferred.
Physical Standards: Applicant must meet the physical requirements of the position. Tentatively selected applicant is subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants that refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. Applicant is subject to random urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use during employment.
English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
NOTE: The VHA encourages billable health care practitioners to apply for the National Provider Identifier (NPI); the online NPI application is at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov.
NOTE: Incumbent will maintain current ACLS/BCLS certifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume (Please include hours worked, work schedule, month and year on all work experience.)
2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required).
3. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
4. Copy of all active state licenses.
5. Copy of official transcripts.
6. Optional Form-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment) only submit this form if you are not a current VA employee. (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/Declaration/pdf/of-306-fill.pdf) (required)
7. Copy of most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel) verifying your status as a current or past permanent Federal employee with reinstatement and/or transfer eligibility, if applicable.
8. Copy of most recent Annual Performance Appraisal, if applicable.
9. If your are applying as a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing type of discharge and if you are disabled, you must submit a copy of your disability letter dated within 1991 or later and Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference).
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.