The VA Interim Staffing Locum Tenens Program (ISP) is currently seeking temporary, intermittent Primary Care Physicians. Physicians assigned to the VA Interim Staffing Locum Tenens Program will be deployed to VA healthcare facilities to help address clinical demands that exceed facilities' current staff capacities, unexpected or temporary absences of facility providers, or fill vacancies where the hiring of permanent providers has been difficult. You will work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of our patients. Computer skills are essential as VA Medical Centers are fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults. Primary Care Physicians are responsible for managing the full spectrum of primary care responsibilities including include admission, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, including consultation of patients presenting with internal medicine complaints, diseases, and injuries. Clinical responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Ordering appropriate lab work and diagnostic tests
Requesting consultations to specialty services
Providing appropriate follow-up care
Triaging of patients with non-medicine complaints, diseases, and injuries to appropriate disciplines for diagnosis and treatment.
VHA is exploring new ways of enhancing patient access to care. During your tenure as an ISP primary care physician, you will be asked to complete foundational training required for effective delivery of tele-primary care. The ISP may offer opportunities to deploy as a tele-primary care provider.
Assignments typically last 90 days and can lead to permanent placement if the ISP Physician is interested in permanent employment. Physicians are expected to work a minimum of (2) 90 days assignments per year. The VHA's Interim Staffing Program/Locum Tenens Branch provides the perfect opportunity for physicians to expand their professional horizons and explore new options.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: 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. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified-positive drug test result is received.
Must be a citizen of the United States. Non-US citizens will only be considered if there are no qualified U.S. citizens available.
Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
Possess a Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathicmedicine or osteopathic medicine.
Completed residency training, or its equivalent, 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate MedicalEducation (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed; or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which thePhysician Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with the appropriate professional training.
Board certified or board eligible (by completion of USresidency or other recognized residency) inInternal Medicine or Family Practice.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated December 17, 2015.
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; religious; 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.
Required Documents: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1.Completed Online Questionnaire 2.CV or Resume 3.VA Form 10- 2850 - Application For Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists (Available at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf)
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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. 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 1993840.
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.