Physician (Primary Care)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 10, 2020
The Primary Care Physician practices as an independent provider
utilizing direct face-to-face visits, telephone visits, and veteran
video connect visits (VVC). The incumbent may be assigned to any of
the outpatient clinics within the catchment area of the VA Portland
Health Care System.
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. For
further information, visit:
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal
pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base
Pay + Market Pay)The Primary Care Staff Physician has
responsibility for providing primary care to a defined panel of
primary care patients. The physician will provide direct patient
care full time and work as a member of a patient aligned care team
(PACT) comprised of a nurse care manager (R.N.), a clinical
associate (Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant), and an
administrative assistant to provide care for a population of
veterans. The expanded healthcare team includes a social worker,
dietician, clinical pharmacist, and behavioral health clinician.
Working with the PACT, the incumbent is responsible to contribute
to the achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency,
process improvement and patient satisfaction within the Primary
Care Division, in particular to the incumbent's assigned panel of
Primary Care patients. The incumbent is expected to practice in
accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a
commitment to service excellence.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday varying hours from -7:00 am - 5:00
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
"This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this
position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirement
and submit your application within four months of appointment. The
final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to
five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Internal or Family Medicine Physician
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: Moderate lifting of 15-44 pounds; Moderate
carrying of 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling for half an hour;
Pushing for half an hour; Reaching above shoulder; use of fingers;
Both hands required; Walking for 4 hours; Standing for 4 hours;
kneeling for half an hour; ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordinating simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to
distinguish basic colors; Hearing aid permitted;
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Vancouver , Physician (Primary Care), Healthcare , Vancouver, Washington
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