Primary Care Physician

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Fort Belvoir , VA 22060

Posted 4 months ago

Duties

Summary

Provides primary care services at the Washington DC VA Medical Center or at the associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) required for VA beneficiaries.
Responsibilities

Provides direct hands-on patient care.
Assesses patients for acute illnesses and determines whether patients need to be admitted ot the hospital or managed in an outpatient setting.
Manages chronic diseases.
Provides clinical guidance and ensures accurate documentation of medical assessments and observations.
Supervises and teaches medical residents and students.
Provides appropriate patient/family member education.
Utilizes computer software/programs for entering and signing of medical orders such as laboratory studies, radiological studies, etc.
Maintains compliance with hospital infection prevention policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8a to 4:30p
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Job family (Series)

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; 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

Qualifications

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. 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:
Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods up to 8 hours.

Education

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: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations
Resume
Transcript

VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

Cover Letter
DD-214
OF-306
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations
Other Veterans Document
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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Primary Care Physician

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration