VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is the second busiest VA system in the nation and we are growing! Comprised of the Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, VANTHCS is an integrated health care system with approximately 4,000 employees and over 1,600 volunteers and clinical trainees. VANTHCS also coordinates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic program throughout its 40-county primary service area to improve access to care for Veterans, 38 in North Texas and 2 in Southern Oklahoma. Through these four distinctive facilities and relationships with other agencies, VANTHCS offers a continuum of health care services to a Veteran population of approximately 500,000. Housed on a 84-acre campus, Dallas VA Medical Center is the corporate headquarters for VANTHCS and serves as the tertiary referral center. Through its partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern), it also has emerged as a major teaching and medical research center. Primary care and multi-specialty outpatient clinics are also provided, making VANTHCS the second largest health care system based on number of patients seen.
As a VA Physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
This is an open continuous announcement that will remain open to April 19, 2019 or until the position is filled. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the first cut-off date beginning May 2, 2018 with subsequent cut-off dates every 10 business days. Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.
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The Staff Physician will work as leaders and members of a healthcare team that shares responsibility for comprehensive medical care with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. The core Primary Care team consists of the Primary Physician Provider, the team RN/Case Manager and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Model emphasizes a team-based approach to healthcare. As a team leader, the Primary Physician Provider must promote, maintain and nurture positive relationships with the goal of efficient healthcare delivery where each team member works at the top of his or her practice.
Primary Physician Providers will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to:
Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats intercurrent medical conditions;
Collaborates with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care to an assigned panel of patients;
Performs a variety of disease prevention related activities including gender and age specific screenings (e.g. breast and colo-rectal cancer), mental health screenings (e.g. depression, substance use& abuse, military sexual trauma and PTSD) and health promotion activities including immunizations, weight management and exercise counseling;
Screens for, evaluates and treats uncomplicated common mental health disorders, including depression and common addictions, with referrals made to mental health providers for further evaluation and treatment as appropriate;
Performs H&P and medical clearance examinations;
Performs common outpatient & office-based procedures;
Performs preliminary interpretation of common diagnostic tests including EKG and plain x-ray films;
Participates actively in delivering training in-service and for medical center disciplines and services; in teaching of medical fellows, residents, and students; and in supporting an environment that promotes excellence in health care and encourages continual learning;
Provides clinical supervision of mid-level providers, medical residents and students, as necessary; and
Performs other patient care related duties, as necessary.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized.
Family Practice Physicians
Internal Medicine Physicians
Physicians, Family Practice
Physicians, Internal Medicine
HelpRequirements 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
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: Board eligible/board certified in family practice or internal medicine. Possess 2-3 years clinical 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.
Selectee should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
For additional information on Physical Standards please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. 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. Employees must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services team. If selected, the local HR POC will provide the EDRP contact information for application materials and procedures.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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