Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care Clinic Gap Provider) in Des Moines, Iowa
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Des Moines, IA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (10 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1826838
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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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.
Duties of the Provider: Delivery of primary care to patients in the Des Moines Primary Care Clinic, when assigned to serve in place of an absent primary care provider on emergency or sick leave. Delivery of primary care to patients in the Des Moines Primary Care Clinic, when assigned to serve in place of an absent primary care provider on short term annual leave. Delivery of primary care to patients in the Des Moines Primary Care Clinic, when assigned to serve in place of an absent primary care provider on long term annual leave. Delivery of primary care to patients in the Des Moines Primary Care Clinic, when assigned to serve in place of an absent primary care provider on authorized absence (e.g. military leave). Delivery of primary care to patients whose assigned primary care provider is temporarily overburdened. This function will be closely monitored for misuse. Delivery of primary care to patients enrolled in CBOCs under the Central Iowa Health Care System. The provider will virtually manage scheduled and unscheduled patients via Telemedicine. Alternative or collateral duties may include the opportunity for administrative or committee activity. If the gap provider is a physician, that person may be responsible for collaboration with and/or supervision of nurse practitioners or physician assistants at the medical center or CBOC. If the gap provider is a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, that person will have primary and secondary physicians designated for supervision and/or collaboration.
Timely documentation is necessary in all areas in accordance with departmental policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times.
All providers need to follow departmental and VHA policies for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. Leaves should be requested in as much advance as possible to minimize patient cancellations. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated, and patients should be rescheduled within time frame as specified in department's policies.
All providers will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.
Assignment of duties for the gap provider will be made by the Primary Care Service Chief or his/her designee, including instructions for any (unlikely) days when there are no absent Primary Care providers.
Work Schedule:Typical work hours will be administrative, but is subject to change based on workload needs. As a full-time provider a minimum of 80 hours per pay period (every two weeks) is expected, unless on leave status.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Primary Care Gap Provider)/000000
- Not Required
- 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.
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Physicians that are board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice are preferred and must maintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges. All physicians must maintain current BLS certification, and ACLS certification if indicated per medical center policies.
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: 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.
Physical Requirements: Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 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).
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What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure 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).
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
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 $262,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453556300
Job Announcement Number: CIH-17-1826838-ARJ-BU