The incumbent will serve as a Staff Physician in Primary Care Service at Overton Brooks VAMC under the Chief, Primary Care Service.
Physician duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
. Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from patient visit.
. Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the primary care 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.
. Order diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient, review and interpret findings and take appropriate action.
. Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts. Determines medical assessment and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols.
. Prescribes medication according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law.
. Works closely with interdisciplinary Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) in managing patient care.
Work Schedule: Generally,Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with occasional (3-4 times per year) weekend and extended evening hours.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Primary Care Service)
Must be a U.S. Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph3g.)
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred: Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Primary Care
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:?,Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of this position. Pre-placement medical examination is required. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 3 hours). Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. 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:
Your resume must include the following information: Job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year to month/year) of employment; and average hours (Full-time 40, Part-time 20) worked per week.
If you are a current federal civilian employee, you mustprovide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which reflects your grade and step. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
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.
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 1987544.
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.