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Physician

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/06/2020 to 12/31/2020 Service Excepted Pay scale & grade VM 15 Salary $104,843 to $225,000 per yearEducation and length of practice will be considered in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties SummaryThe Primary Care Physician works as a member of a multidisciplinary heath care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans enrolled on the team.Responsibilities The Primary Care Physician is expected to demonstrate advance competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychological status of patients. He/she will provide comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to veterans in the Primary Care team setting. As a Physician you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, chronically and acutely and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with other health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Schedule may change based on needs of the service (Can be discussed during the interview with the manager). Some evenings and weekends may be required based on the needs of the service.Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredYou may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates based on the needs of the VA.PCS/Relocation allowance is not authorized.This announcement may be used to fill other Staff Physician positions in the various teams within the Primary Care Service Line such as: Birmingham Primary Care Clinic, Gold Clinic, Red Clinic, Blue Clinic, Women's Clinic, Red Women's Clinic, Primary Care-Homeless and various CBOCs including: Jasper, Huntsville, Childersburg, Muscle Shoals, Bessemer, Anniston, Gadsden, Guntersville, and Primary Care-Homeless Clinic/Phoenix Clinic.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to cover other Clinics and CBOCs Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Designated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processMust pass pre-employment physical examination Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.Basic Requirements:United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.Preferred Experience: Completion of an Internal Medicine, Primary Care or Family Care residency program.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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ( ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm ). Functional requirements include moderate lifting 15-44 lbs, moderate carrying 15-44 lbs, pushing up to 1 hour, walking and standing for 2-4 hours, reaching above shoulders, both hands and both legs required, use of fingers, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required, ability to read type written characters (correctable vision acceptable), ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), and mental and emotional stability.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.EducationNote: 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. For further information, visit: . Additional informationVA 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 eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.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.Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.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, includingvolunteer experience.This Announcement is an open continuous announcement through December 31, 2020. The purpose of an open continuous announcement is to fill positions that are vacant and future vacancies. A review of applicants and determination of qualifications and referral will be made every 14 days or as needed as vacancies become available.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processThis job is open to The public U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency U.S. Citizens

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