The Physician serves as a Primary Care Provider (PCP) at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Santa Rosa, as well as provides subspecialty care in Infectious Disease to Santa Rosa patients. The Santa Rosa CBOC operates under a Patient Aligned Care Team Model. Together with his or her teamlet, comprised of a PCP, RN, LVN, and a Clerk, the PCP cares for a panel of approximately 742 patients. The PCP provides primary care services in a team based setting, including chronic disease management and preventive health. Common diagnoses encountered include diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, and chronic pain. The Infectious Disease component of this position requires subspecialty board certification in infectious disease. The job responsibilities include outpatient infectious disease consultation, including monitoring patients on outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy, providing primary care for HIV-infected veterans, and participation on SFVAHCS antimicrobial stewardship and infection control programs. There are opportunities for attending on the inpatient Infectious Disease Service at SFVAHCS which would require maintaining an appointment with the affiliated medical school, UCSF.
Scope of practice includes but not limited to:
The physician evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and provides consultation for non-surgical adult patients of all ages, without life-threatening complications and with a wide variety of diseases, injuries, and disorders.
He or she assesses, stabilizes, and determines disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services.
The physician may collaborate with /oversee mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners, and works collaboratively with other specialties (and subspecialties) in and outside of the VA system to manage or co-manage patients' health. Select mental health and subspecialty services are available on-site.
Other mental health, medical and surgical subspecialties services are available through consult to the San Francisco VA Health Care System or to the community.
Infectious Disease Board Certification
Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week, tour of duty to be determined upon hire.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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 pounds); straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeating bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and 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:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1979939.
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.