Physician (Primary Care)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: November 24, 2022
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
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
02/16/2022 to 12/30/2022
$220,000 - $243,000 per year
* Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
* Riverview, FL 1 vacancy
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
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.
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
* 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
* 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
* 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
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician
Recruitment Incentive: Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not
Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment):
Authorized (See the "Additional Information" section for more
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
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
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
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
* 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
* 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
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* 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.
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.
* 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)
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association
(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.
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
* 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.
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
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
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
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
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at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service
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
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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documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions
carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for
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
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
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