Staff Physician - Primary Care
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: May 9, 2020
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Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a
consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in
Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based
Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama,
Monroeville, Alabama, Columbus Georgia and Montgomery VA Clinic.
The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other
locations as required.
NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to
fill vacancies at any of the listed locations. Please ensure you
identify the locations you are interested.
FIRST CUTOFF DATE: Applications received by the first cutoff date,
April 3rd, 2020, will be referred first. Applications of qualified
applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to
the selecting official once every week until the closing date, or
until all vacancies have been filled.
The Staff Physician works as a member of a multi-disciplinary
health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to
provide Primary Care to Veterans enrolled on the team. The Staff
Physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and
skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of
patients and family members, play an active role in the
multi-disciplinary health care team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Primary Care of a panel of primary care patients (male and
- Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic
intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health
history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in
the Primary Care team setting; outpatients include both scheduled
and unscheduled Veterans;
- Function as an integral part of a Primary Care
- Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to establish
a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health
- Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other
- Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend
treatment and/or referral;
- Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical
- Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications;
- Include patient and family in planning care and establishing
realistic measurable goals for health maintenance/improvement.
- Record/document health appraisal information, clinical
assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management
and therapeutic outcomes, order medications, diagnostic tests and
referral consultations where needed for every patient encounter;
recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive
patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of
- Respond to computerized"alerts" indicating diagnostic test
abnormalities and to health line requests from Veterans/family
members on the day of receipt (weekends excepted);
- Follow Performance Measure guidelines, including completion of
clinical reminders in CPRS; access and timeliness standards;
prescription order entry, National VA formulary Requirements, and
customer service standards;
- Work effectively with patients, families, members of the
multi-disciplinary team, and other CAVHCS staff
- Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands,
adhere to personal and professional obligations and
responsibilities, practice and maintain ethical standards, and
sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service
- Providers will act as surrogates for the patients of their
colleagues when their colleagues are on leave/travel.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 (May be required to
work weekends, holiday, and on-call as needed)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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: Board Certification
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: Standing for extended periods, use of
fingers and both hands, ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16"
Jaeger 1 to 4; ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and
mental stability. Hearing aid is permitted. Incumbents may
experience exposure to blood and body fluids.
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