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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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 pm

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 Services office."

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: 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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