The Primary Care Physician duties include, but are not limited to:
- Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine preferred.
- Must have a medical license with no restrictions.
- Provide ongoing medical care consistent with hospital policy to patients with acute and chronic health problems.
- Partner with community physicians, inpatient physicians, and the emergency department to provide coordination and continuity of care.
- Work as a team with services including pharmacy, social work, mental health, and nutrition to provide comprehensive care.
- Refer patients to specialists when additional input is desired and required for symptom and disease management.
- Provide preventative medical care including screening and vaccinations.
- Possess excellent communication skills, be able to elicit cooperation from others, and develop positive relationships with primary care (PACT) team members and hospital staff. This includes interacting in person, via email, phone, medical chart, and other forms of communication.
- Collaborate with mental health and specialty personnel in the ongoing management of mutual patients.
- Monitor team performance to assess adherence to VA standards, assure quality and effectiveness of care, and meet VA performance measures.
- Respond to patient inquiries that arise from daily practice, through the Patient Advocate, through the Front Office, and by Congressional action.
- Participate in administrative duties including peer review, hospital committees, performance improvement, and other duties as assigned.
- Provide outstanding customer service, utilizing the VA ICARE (Integrity, Respect, Excellence) principles and maintaining professional behavior and attitude at all times.
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SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Incumbent must possess an active, valid driver's license as this position requires 50% or more of local travel.
(a) U.S. Citizenship.Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy.
(b) Education. Degree of doctor of medicineor 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 the bySecretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Approved schools are:
(1) School of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) School 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 excepted as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
(c) 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. Thefacility 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.
(d) First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approvedby the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointmenton the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.
Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of post-graduate education.
(e)Physical Standards. Per the VA Directive and Handbook 5019, all applicants will be expected to pass and maintain the physical requirements established for this position and are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
(f) 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).
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
Must be board certified or eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
GRADE and SALARY: To be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) or Compensation Panel commensurate with experience and education.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIRED BY THIS PHYSICIAN POSITION:
Specialized experience considered as it pertains to the position of PACT FloatPhysician includes, but is not limited to, clinical management experience, familiarity with the VA System, a broad background in primary care management. Additional considerations to include experience with and dedication to team-based practice. Computer literacy is necessary.
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: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. Day-to-day work is primarily sedentary, although some light physical effort may be required. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there will be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items like papers, books, files, and repositioning of patients. No special physical demands are required to perform the work of this staff physician.
Designated Drug-Testing Position: All 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.
Thisannouncement is open to internal Cincinnati VAMC employees, federal employees,and to all U.S. Citizens who meet the qualifications as required by this announcement. All others who apply will be rated as ineligible and will not be considered..
You must submit the following document:
CV or Resume: Your resume must indicate (1) Job Title & Place of Employment to include name and address (2) Month/Year start and end dates (3) Full or part-time status including average hours worked per week (4) Duties.
VA Form 10-2850 is optional: Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist, and Chiropractor (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf
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.
Applicants cannot be contacted for any required documents listed above.
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 1959905.
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.