This position is located in Primary Care Service and functions as a Float. The position requires travel from the Main Facility (Evansville Health Care Center, Evansville, IN) to the surrounding Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
Duties include, but may not be limited to:
Diagnose, treat and manage a panel of patients.
Identify acute/non-acute, chronic health problems.
Use principles of risk management to identify system issues which impact patient care.
Order and evaluate appropriate diagnostic tests.
Adhere to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic diseases.
Conduct appropriate preventive screens and diagnostic tests.
Inform Veterans in order to accomplish share-decision making in medical treatment/regimes.
Provide appropriate disposition of identified health care problems.
Participate in Primary Care multidisciplinary activities.
Demonstrate medical expertise in diagnosing and treating multi-symptomatic patients.
Adhere to local policies, procedures and directives related to timeliness of documentation and encounters for verification of patient visits, findings and medical recommendations in the electronic medical record.
Provide quality patient care to Veterans.
The physician will report to the Chief of Primary Care Service.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30pm. May include extended hours or an occasional Saturday based on patient needs. Due to the nature of the work, the physician may occasionally be required to stay later than 4:30pm., as required. Some teams have extended hours and tour may adjust to cover those as early as 7:00am. to as late as 5:30pm. (but not on the same day).
Functional Statement Title/#: Primary Care Staff Physician
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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.
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:?, Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under);use of fingers; both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) *OF-306 *Other(10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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 1947769.
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.