Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Tele-Primary Care) in Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 1/22/2016 (277 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number 1606776

Announcement amended to add new salary range.

The Physician will provide Tele-Primary Care services virtually from an assigned duty station to patients at six John J. Pershing Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Announcement will remain open until filled.

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.

Poplar Bluff Missouri is located in southeast Missouri between St. Louis, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas. Approximately 50,000 Veterans live in our service area with about 40 percent of them receiving care at our Medical Center annually. This non-affiliated medical center maintains contractual agreements for educational program providing clinical practice sites for various professional programs. Explore Poplar Bluff at

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.


This position serves as a primary care Physician at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center. The Physician functions with other providers and is responsible for providing quality care, consultation, education, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Provides primary care in the outpatient clinic for a panel of adult and geriatric Veterans who have a wide spectrum of diagnoses. Participates in rotation for inpatient care weekend call. Provides urgent care, inpatient care/CLC coverage as needed. Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required.

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, though some evening or weekend shifts may be necessary.

Functional Statement Title: Tele-Primary Care Physician/000000.

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.

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements: 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. 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: This position involves direct patient care. Exposure to surroundings which involve moderate risks or special precautions. Typically involves long periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and positioning of patients, sitting and carrying items such as books, instruments, and other items.

VETPRO CREDENTIALING: Individuals selected for positions that have patient care responsibilities are subject to undergoing an electronic credentialing process called VetPro. As part of this process, it will be necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure and certification using VetPro. The candidate selected will be provided further information on how to use VetPro.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

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: $175,000.00 to $234,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Control Number: 427409300

Job Announcement Number: LL-16-CDB-1606776-BU-OCA