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The primary objective for the physician is to provide long-term patient-provider relationships, coordinate care across a spectrum of health services, educate, and offer disease prevention programs for ambulatory patients. This include stabilization and referral of those who require a different level of care. Physician will be responsible for the evaluation and treatment, including preventive care of a panel of patients assigned under their care and functions as part of a multidisciplinary team. 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. Additional Requirement: ELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF)- This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume. The SPF for this position is: In addition to the English Language Proficiency, you must also be proficient in basic written and spoken Spanish in order to perform the duties of this position. Preferred Experience: Board Certification or Board eligibility in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. 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);Light Lifting (15 lbs and under); Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Light Carrying (15 lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 6 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending(up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability. Applicant must be willing to undergo a pre-employment physical that may involve a drug screening test. ["******This announcement is amended to include the most recent updated realistic salary.****** This position includes referral to a different level of care, when services needed are outside the scope of the clinic, but not limited to: 1. Functions or Scopes of Practices: Primary Care provides comprehensive health care and addresses the majority of health care needs for assigned patients as outlined on the granted clinical privileges.\n2.Supervisory Controls: The primary care provider is under the direct supervision of the Primary Care Clinical Supervisor, who in turn is under the direct supervision of the ACOS for Primary Care Service.\n3. Customer Service Requirements: Relationships with patients, co-workers, supervisors and visitors of the medical center are professional and cooperative in nature; displays a caring, helpful attitude and a willingness to be of assistance in resolving issues of concern. Functions as a team member helping to the group effort to ensure quality of services provided to our customers. Must be able to establish rapport with patients, establish a patient-centered environment, be respectful of individual differences and preferences, and encourage shared decision making. Using the proper language and tone of voice, is courteous treating patients and those with whom she/he regularly interacts in carrying out job assignments.\n4. Age, Development and Cultural Needs of Patients: The Physician has the education, experience, and capability of assessing and providing competent and coordinated care with emphasis on preventive care and focusing on chronic long-term care in treating the age specific group from young adults to geriatric age, responding to the age specific needs of each population. Must be sensitive to different cultural backgrounds of the patient population. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized (See the 'Additional Information' section for more information)\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:30am-7:00pm"]
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