Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
- Philadelphia, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Wednesday 2/15/2017 (8 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 2/14/2018 (356 day(s) away)
Vacancy ID:1593262* Include on all documents*
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?
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.
Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
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.
WORK SCHEDULE: 40 HOURS PER WEEK, INCLUDING NIGHTS AND HOLIDAYS.
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center seeks an experienced Primary Care physician to perform diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services to the veteran population. The physician is responsible for managing the full spectrum of primary care responsibilities including admission from an outpatient site, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, consultation for patients presenting with general medicine complaints and diseases. To manage primary care patients the following will be necessary: ordering appropriate lab work, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, requesting consultations to specialty services, providing appropriate follow-up care, and referral of patients with non-medicine complaints, diseases, and injuries to appropriate disciplines for diagnosis and treatment.
The physician will work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of veteran patients. Computer skills are essential as the Philadelphia VA Medical Center is fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults.
Physician may be required to work at more than one PVAMC site (i.e., combination of the PVAMC and the community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). May be required to work extended hours or on a weekend if the clinic is open during these non-administrative hours. Performs the following tasks during the clinic visit: Reviews information from outside providers, conducts history and physical exams, assesses patients clinical condition, formulates treatment plans, completes provider-specific clinical reminders, reviews test and procedure results, completes patient referrals in CPRS, manages patients medication (including medicine reconciliation), and gives medical and lifestyle advice and counseling. Performs the following direct patient care responsibilities when patient is not present: completes view alerts, follows-up on patient-related information (test and procedure results, consults and medications), calls patients and family on the telephone sends and receives secure messages from patients, discusses cases with consultants and with PACT team, reviews and acts on non-VA medical records, and completes forms/paperwork. May also perform the following as directed by Associate Chief of Staff (Service Chief): supervises and trains medical students, residents and other learners; conducts clinical research studies; involvement in quality management and patient safety involving primary care; and data analysis related to primary care clinical operations.We provide a generous benefits and compensation package, including ten federal holidays, 401K, malpractice, 26 paid vacation days and sick days.
Work Schedule: Full time, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Not Required
- Board cert/board elig in internal medicine/family practice
- Background and/or Security Investigation required
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- U. S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Have a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting for 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 course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year the degree was granted.
Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
Must possess and maintain 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.
Must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
Meet the physical standards outlined in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This will be evidenced by completion of a pre-employment physical.
As this a direct patient care position, physician selected must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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 G2, 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.
Please follow all instructions listed under "How to Apply" section to ensure a complete application package.
Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of teh applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
*WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: *After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. During our review, if your resume and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Applications will be provided to the selecting official every two weeks until the vacancy is filled or the announcement closes. 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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BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION:**
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
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 $215,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 425748800
Job Announcement Number: PHL-16-SLe-1593262