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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Riverview
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary



The Primary Care Physician will provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care to an established panel of primary care patients, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. Provides preventative medicine and medical care management for adult patients for acute and chronic medical condition in Riverview, Fl.



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Overview



* Accepting applications

* Open & closing dates



02/16/2022 to 12/30/2022





* Salary



$220,000 - $243,000 per year





* Pay scale & grade



VM 00





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Location



1 vacancy in the following location:



* Riverview, FL 1 vacancy









* Remote job



No





* Telework eligible



No





* Travel Required



Not required





* Relocation expenses reimbursed



No





* Appointment type



Permanent -





* Work schedule



Full-time -





* Service



Excepted





* Promotion potential



None





* Job family (Series)



0602 Medical Officer





* Supervisory status



No





* Security clearance



Not Required





* Drug test



Yes





* Position sensitivity and risk



Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk





* Trust determination process



Credentialing



Suitability/Fitness





* Announcement number



CBTC-11396042-22-SB





* Control number



637732800







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This job is open to



* The public



U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.







Clarification from the agency



All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.



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Duties



The Physician will be responsible for the direct treatment, consultation and/or referral for patients' medical conditions as appropriate Management of patients includes following VA clinical guidelines with documentation in the electronic medical record. Works within a team of various health care staff to direct the resources needed to assist in the management of patients.



* Performs an advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment.

* Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual client needs, stage of development and cultural aspects.

* Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a differential and working diagnosis.

* Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to identify and monitor a health situation.

* Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders and injuries within the NP's scope of practice and clinical practice setting.

* Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan when indicated.

* Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated.

* Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner.

* Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework.

* Collaborates with the client and health care team in management and monitoring of a health situation by: Assesses client needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients. (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments).

* Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based strategies and available resources for clients who are healthy or have acute or chronic conditions.

* Participates in health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with others including the community, colleagues and other sectors. - Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing health education to individuals, families and groups.

* Monitors, evaluates and modifies health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with the client and other members of the health care team.

* Encourage clients to take responsibility for maintaining and/or improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and influence on, health determinants.

* Implements primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles.



VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.



Recruitment Incentive: Authorized



Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized



Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized



Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized (See the "Additional Information" section for more information)



Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases



Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)



Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA



Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)



Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory



CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement



Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided



Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting



Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.



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Requirements



Conditions of Employment



* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

* 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.

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

* You may be required to serve a probationary period.

* Subject to background/security investigation.

* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

* Must pass pre-employment physical examination.

* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).

* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.



Qualifications



To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation.



Basic Requirements:



* 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.

* Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR



[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR



(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.



Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.

* Proficiency in spoken and written English.



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 primarily sedentary involving performing "hands on" physicals, the ability for rapid mental and physical activities simultaneously, reading, research, writing, typing, data analysis and patient education. It also involves frequent walking throughout the Medical Center, prolonged standing, bending, and carrying light to medium weight objects. The work also requires the ability to perform basic CPR, wear appropriate personal protective equipment and perform limited patient lifting in accordance with facility Safe Patient Handling and Movement policies and procedures.



Education



Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:



* Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or

* Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

* For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]



NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. - 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.



Additional information



This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA, pending funding and approval. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VISN 8 Compensation Center of Excellence at VISN8CCOE@va.gov.



This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.



This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.



VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.



Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.



Financial Disclosure Report:Not required



Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.



Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.



If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.



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How You Will Be Evaluated



You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.



Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or other supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.



NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.



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.



Veterans' Preference Note: Preference eligible candidates and other Veterans will be given preference when qualification of candidates are approximately equal for Title 38 positions in VHA. When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa , Physician (Primary Care), Healthcare , Riverview, Florida

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