The VA Medical Center - Bedford is looking for a full-time Primary Care Physician (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine)to join the team in our Haverhill, Massachusetts community based outpatient clinic.In this role, you will discover what it's like to enjoy the professional and personal satisfaction of caring for veterans where you workwith an RN and an LPN, along with administrative support staff in a team based approach and have access to mental healthservices and lab blood drawing; see approximately 10 patients per day in a 3 PCP clinic; no call (infrequently asked to cover as back up physician for hospital on off hours; attend staff and team meetings; ample time to complete patient related administrative work; work with group that is always thinking outside the box to improve the quality and efficiencyof work and in which there is very little physician turnover.Duties will include:
provide effective, timely and quality responses to health care needs of patients
provide appropriate care for veterans ranging in age from 18 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs
conducts comprehensive health assessment
determines diagnoses and health care needs
constructs health care plans based on effective therapeutic ability, consultation, patient education and established practice guidelines
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience:Preferred experience includes two or more years' experience in internal or family medicine,fellowship, board certification and an unrestricted license (any state).
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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); kneeling (up to 2 hours); repeated bending (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 at 20/50 and 20/100; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability.
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:
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1994091.
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.