Physician (Primary Care)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
These positions are located in the Primary Care Service of the
Veterans Health Care System (VHSO) of the Ozarks and are members of
a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT).
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If
you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,
you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your
transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For
further information, visit:
include but are not limited to the following:
- Performs and records history and physical examinations and
records data from clinic visits.
- Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the
primary care panel of patients assigned.
- Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and
completes workload documentation in a timely manner.
- Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical
conditions and all appropriate preventive care for both male and
- Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as
medically relevant for each patient.
- Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of
- Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans
according to accepted protocols.
- Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in
accordance with Federal and State Law.
- Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended
treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need
for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health
screening tests, and other preventive health measures).
- Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for a highly
Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP): This position is eligible for
Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) based upon the availability of
funds. Award amounts is determined after review of complete EDRP
application and supporting documentation. Final approval by the
Under Secretary for Health or designated official verifies
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified Internal Medicine or Family
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: The work is usually sedentary, but it
requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and
employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops
and other similar materials.
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