Work Schedule:Monday-Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm with flexibility to meet patient and program needs.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (General Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Physician (Primary Care Provider)
***RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVEMAY BE AUTHORIZED***
The incumbent will be responsible for assessment and care of new and returning patients with multiple medical problems (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, COPD), ordering diagnostics, consultations, medications and other therapies as medically indicated on an urgent need basis, meeting preventative health maintenance needs, completing all required VA computer documentation including clinical reminders and screenings. The incumbent will be primarily located at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Fremont Outpatient Clinic.
Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Provides high quality, consistent, coordinated and timely primary and selective specialty care (in concert with specialty care Service Chiefs) at the CBOC.
*Implementation of operational clinical programs, policies and procedures that address issues and provide standards relevant to the delivery of primary and specialty care at the CBOC.
*Promotes easy access to medical knowledge, expertise, and care for Veteran patients through sharing/consolidating services between different outpatient facilities and between inpatient and outpatient facilities including Telehealth and other innovative methods of health care delivery and participation with demonstration projects and research activities. Part of these responsibilities include the transitions of care between inpatient to outpatient and rehabilitation services.
*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: Degreeof 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.
*Licensure: 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.
*Residency: Completion of a residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty program leading to eligibility for board certification.
* English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
*Current state license and board certification or board eligibility internal medicine or family medicine.
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.
Physical Requirements: This position requires: light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers and both hands required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required.
Drug Testing:All 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 the VA. In addition, any offer of employment will be rescinded with a verified positive drug test result. VA employees in drug testing designated position are also subject to post appointment random drug testing.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document(s):
*Resume/CV (Required for ALL Applicants)
Applicants are not required, but highly encouraged to submit the following document:
*Non-Award SF-50 (VA, other Federal Employees, and Reinstatement eligible
*Copy of Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if selected)
Please use this checklist to make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1967394.
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.