Physician (Primary Care)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Paterson , NJ 07501

Posted 2 months ago

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The incumbent is designated as a Primary Care (PC) Physician assigned to one of the nine (9) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located within New' Jersey and under the directions of VANJHCS. The primary purpose of the Physician is to provide comprehensive medical care to a panel of patients within the assigned location or in any other location as may be determined by the Section Chief. The health care services expected to be provided to veterans by the PC provider include though not limited to disease Diagnosis, Treatment, Pain management and Preventive Health care.

He/she will provide assistance of clinical, technical, specialized, and/or administrative support in nature to all administrative and clinical staff assigned to the CBOC.

Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to:

Performs an advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment.

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 indicated.

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 timely manner.

Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework.

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.

Implements primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles.

Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making guidelines into the practice of Medicine.

Acts as a resource person, preceptor and/or mentor for students, residents and other health care professionals, and the community.

Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple health care needs.

Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health planning as part of a team.

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am

  • 4:30pm (Full-Time)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Application Reminder: You must submit Application for Physicians

  • VA Form 10-2850 alongside with your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Please be aware that your answers to the assessment questionnaire will be verified against information provided on your CV/Resume. Be sure that your CV/Resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. If licensure information is not included in CV/Resume, please submit a document that lists the state, license number, and expiration date for all licensure ever held. It is recommended VA Form 306 submitted to prevent delays in qualification, selection and on-boarding. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications. Failure to provide VA Form 10-2850/CV and all the required documents at the point of submitting your application will result in disqualification from being considered for this position.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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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 Policy.

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.

  • Completion of 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.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: The incumbent must possess strong leadership qualities.

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:See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Additionally, this position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). If selected for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VA Policy 1021. Award amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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