Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Long Beach, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Long Beach, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Thursday 2/4/2016 (263 day(s) ago)
** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)
VA LONG BEACH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
We are a 24/7 medical center with various tours of duty and incumbent may be required to work off tours, nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet the mission of caring for the Veterans.
NOTE: THIS POSITION MAY BE FILLED AT ANYTIME DURING THE OPENING OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. IF YOU APPLIED UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VR 1353578 YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1618198
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.
Open Until Filled Applicant referrals will be made as received. Selection may be made at any time during the open period of this announcement
NOTE: Applicant's education and expereince will be reviewed by the Physician Pay Panel who will make a recommendation of salary to the Medical Center Director who has final approval.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
VA Long Beach Healthcare System is currently recruiting physicians in the Primary Care Clinics. Outpatient responsibilities would include General Internal Medicine Primary Care. The VA Long Beach Healthcare System is dedicated to providing state of the art care for our beneficiaries. We are affiliated with the University of Irvine Medical School and will teach and supervise house staff and medical students.**
This position is for the Staff Physician in the Primary Care Clinics Healthcare Group at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. Major functions including team leader in PACT, provide primary care as well as womens health care to the Veterans. Also, the candidate will be a mentor and responsible for teaching the Internal Medicine residents rotating through the ambulatory care clinics
The physician works as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans. The physician is expected to:
- Demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of men and women
patients, play an active role in the multidisciplinary Patient Aligned Care Teams.
Promote preventive health measures, manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients and those patients assigned to other team members when circumstances require.
Provides comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to veterans in the Primary Care Team setting.
Functions as an integral part of a Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services;
Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems. Initiate appropriate referrals and consultation to other clinical services. Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral.
Establish and coordinate a plan of care related to patients identified problems. Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment.
Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications. Include patient and family in planning care and establishing realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement.
Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter; recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter.
Respond to computerized "Alerts indicating diagnostic test abnormalities and to My Healthy Vet/Secure Messaging requests from veterans/family members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted);
Follow Performance Measure guidelines including completion of clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA Formula requirements and Customer Services standards.
Work efficiently with patients, families, members of the multi-disciplinary team, and other VALBHS staff, demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsible, practice and ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented.
The Physician, at all times, conducts him/herself in a professional manner treating patients, visitors and staff in a courteous manner. The Primary Care Physician shall participate in fire and disaster drills. The Primary Care Physician shall complete appropriate evaluation and paperwork for special incidents such as medication errors, falls, injuries, adverse drug reactions, etc. The Primary Care Physician shall participate in the continuous quality improvement program.
The Physician may be asked to work different work schedules including a compressed work schedule, occasional weekend clinic as well as outreach events.
The Physician is expected to be familiar with and comply with hospital by laws, all national standards utilized at this medical treatment facility, including VA Performance Measures and Monitors, Joint Commission, and NCQA standards.
Participates in the Internal Medicine Residency teaching program, mentoring 4-5 residents at different level of
training. The physician will be affiliated University of California Irvine.
- Not Required
- U.S. Citizenship
- 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.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Citizenship: United States
Education* :* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Licensure and Registration : Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Language Proficiency* :* Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by Title 38 U.S.C. 7402 and 7405(f).
PREFER: Board certified in Internal Medicine (or Board Eligible if finishing residency training).
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
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 http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/JobBenefits/benefits.asp .
NOTE : PROVIDED FUNDING IS AVAILABLE, EXTERNAL CANDIDATES MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP). EDRP CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE EDRP APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING LOAN DOCUMENTATION WITHIN FOUR (4) MONTHS OF THEIR ENTRANCE ON DUTY (EOD) DATE.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 428584300
Job Announcement Number: VR 1618198 T38-16-15 PP