TheWest Texas VA Health CareSystem is currently recruiting for a Primary Care Physician (Float Position)for theAmbulatory Care Service, Big Spring, Texas. ThePhysician will provide comprehensive care to a panel of adult patients from young adult to elderly. The Physician will provide care tooptimize patienthealth , Women's Health, work seamlessly with other health care team members and support patient satisfaction initiatives. The physician will contribute to the achievement of qualify care standards, write orders for diagnostic testing, prescribe medication,consult withspecialty services and utilize computerized/electronic medical records. Also, the selectee will provide patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to excellent service. Selectee must be proficient in the use of computerized systems related to patient care.Additionally, the Physician will be required coverage and be trained in the following areas; Ambulatory and Outpatient Care, Mental Health, Patient Aligned Care Team, Tele-health/Telemedicine, Compensation & Pension (C&P) and Consult response in any setting.
Please note: This is not moving expenses. If incentive is approved, a service agreement will be required and incentive is not paid out until incumbent is employed with facility.
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and may vary depending on the hiring facility.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSTION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Citizenship of the United States.
Education - 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. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure and Registration - Physicians must possess a 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. The Physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training - Physicians must have completed residency training orits equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (Note: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status). Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies of their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Board eligible or board certified in Internal Medicine and/or Family Practice
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.
Physical Requirements: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1978751.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.