Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Community Living Center in Des Moines, Iowa

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Des Moines, IA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 2/2/2016 (265 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 2/1/2017 (100 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1592081

The VA Central Iowa Health Care System provides a full continuum of care between the Des Moines campus and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) and is one of the Medical Centers that make up the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23). Employee selected may be expected to perform duties at other duty sites within VA Central Iowa Health Care System based on the needs of the organization.

OUR MISSION:To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.**

This position is open until filled. Qualified applicants will be referred as they are received. A selection may be made before the closing date.

Recruitment Incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.


The Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service Line is actively recruiting for Providers to assist with:

  • Community Living Center (CARF Accredited Inpatient Unit, Palliative/Hospice, Skilled, Short/Long Stay Dementia)
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice-Palliative Care

We are seeking Physicians with areas of specialty that may be Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Hospice/Palliative, Physiatry, and Neurology that may assist in the above clinical realm.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Provider:

  • Provide primary medical care/treatment services to assigned areas collaborate with mid-level practitioners as assigned

  • Adhere to established policies and processes

  • Comply with all CPRS documentation procedures and documentation requirements

  • Comply with local and national performance measures

  • Provide consistent customer service with patients/families, staff, facility management, etc.

  • Provide prompt diagnostic assessment and evaluation, including full history and physical exam, appropriate labs, radiological imaging, consultations, documentation of the evaluation and appropriate coding for billing in progress notes, communication with admitting teams, and discharge planning on all patients

  • Review all Outlook and VISTA email communications prior to completing his/her duty shift

  • Complete and sign all electronic medical records and all orders prior to the completion of each duty shift. Consistent with current medical staff by-laws, all transcribed electronic medical record documents must be signed within twenty­ four (24) hours of the encounter regardless of the duty schedule

  • Complete all patient encounters (note) within twenty-four hours of patient visit

  • Pain Management (shared responsibility between P&SM; Service Line and EC&R; Service Line)

  • Assist in the development of new EC&R; Programs

  • Assist with other administrative and clinical duties as needed

  • Ensure all medical record documentation related to his or her practice is complete and timely as per OMS bylaws.

  • Acts as a leader of the interdisciplinary treatment team making decisions­/modifications with the treatment plan with input from all rehabilitation treatment team disciplines­ as appropriate.

  • Attends all identified clinical and administrative meetings, participates in OMS affairs, peer reviews (upon request), and participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.

  • Services are provided to meet the needs of the Veterans per clinical practice guidelines, rehabili­tation protocols and treatments are modified and/or implemented to ensure measurable out­comes.

  • Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration with Service Line Director, peers within VA Central Iowa and other stakeholders, acts as an advocate for the person served within VA Cen­tral Iowa.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday - mainly administrative hours

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements*: *

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Physical Requirements: Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 8 hours); standing (up to 8 hours); Light and moderate lifting (up to 44 lbs.) light to moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing, reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted)

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.**


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

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

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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 427238100

Job Announcement Number: CIH-16-1592081-ERL-OCA