Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Dublin, Georgia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Many vacancies in the following location:
  • Dublin, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 1/7/2016 (289 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (70 day(s) away)

Job Overview

*Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1594050 *

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be Authorized for a well qualified candidate

Welcome to Dublin, "The Emerald City," and Laurens County, where small town southern charm and a determination to keep Dublin-Laurens County "Green and Growing" have combined to create a community rich in character and full of life.

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?

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies as they come available. Applications will be sent to service line manager as needed.

As a VA professional 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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .

EDRP: The applicant selected for this position*MAY BE* eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding


Work Schedule: Hours vary, patient care is provided 8:00 am -4:30 pm

The provider will be responsible to work extended hour clinics at least every 6 weeks including a Saturday morning.

Carl Vinson VAMC is seeking several physicians for openings in Primary Care.

Providers work as leaders and members of a health care 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 health care. As a team leader, the Primary Physician Provider must promote, maintain and nurture positive relationships with the goal of efficient health care 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 the following:

  • Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats inter current 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.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Must possess three years of Residency

Qualification Standards: VA Handbook 5005, Pat II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the Internet at the following address: or

(1) 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the the degree was granted. (schools including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full unrestricted licensure. (schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association.)

(2)Completed three-year residency, or its equivalent approved by the Secretary of VA for the year in which it was completed.

(3) Licensure and Registration, Current, full and unrestricted licensure to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The physician must and maintain current registration.

(4) Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

(5) Board certification by the appropriate American Board for internal medicine/family practice is preferred.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background seurity investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

Highlights include:

Ø Annual performance-based bonuses.

Ø Full-time physicians earn 26 days of paid annual leave each year, in addition to 13 days of earned sick leave, and 10 paid Federal holidays;

Ø No liability or tail insurance required for VA practice. VA physicians are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act, under which the United States Government accepts responsibility and liability for the actions of its employees during the exercise of their official duties;

Ø Individual and group health insurance plans and life insurance options, including supplemental family coverage, with premium contributions paid by the Federal government;

Ø DEA Registration fees waived for federal employees

Other Information

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all health care professionals who claim licensure, certification, or registration must be credentialed in the VetPro system. VetPro is an Internet enabled data bank that facilitates primary source review of all credentials related to employment. The VetPro process must be completed prior to appointment to this position.

Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Probationary Period:New appointees are required to serve a 2 year probationary period.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability or membership or non-membership in a labor union.

Applicant’s Responsibility: It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit documentation to support his/her application for this position. Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

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: $99,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non Citizens

Control Number: 425829900

Job Announcement Number: OA-16-JLH-1594050-BU