Physician - Primary Care
Employment Type: Full-Time
* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, depending on the type of employment, schedule, amount/type of qualifying debt, and funding availability. The employee will begin to receive the benefit upon acceptance into the program - not backdated to the date employment begins. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information.A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized to highly qualified individuals.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe primary care clinic hours of operation at Tomah Medical Center are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Federal holidays are excluded from normal clinic hours of operation. The Associate Chief of Staff - Medicine Service will provide the work assignments for this physician and will provide professional direction. The physician will be granted clinical privileges for the VA based on his/her specific expertise.Work will commence immediately upon completion of orientation. The physician will be required to work cooperatively with other physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, administrative staff, and a variety of allied health professionals to deliver comprehensive health care services to veteran patients.The medical center utilizes a computerized medical record system. The physician must be familiar with personal computers, have adequate keyboard skills to perform all data entry (progress notes and physician orders, history and physicals, discharge summaries), and be able to navigate through windows based computer programs. Training on the computerized medical record system will be provided by the medical center.* The physician will follow and meet all medical center policies, rules and regulations.* The physician is required to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and must maintain the certification during their work at the medical center.* Function as a full team member of the interdisciplinary team serving patients at the VA.* Provide history, physical examination, diagnosis, and initiation of medical treatment.* Initiate and facilitate treatment and transfer in emergency situations.* Follow-up office visits for existing medical problems and appropriate diagnostic test and medication adjustments.* Referral of patients as needed to appropriate specialists, health care facilities, and coordination of home health services.* Document assessments and plan of care for each patient in accordance with policies and procedures.* Act as a consultant in clinical practice and may serve as a managing/supervising physician for physician assistants.* Communicate and collaborate effectively with other providers and disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care.* Collaborate and act as a patient advocate.* Maintain knowledge of new and current clinical methods.* Abide by all Medical Center policies and procedures.* Serve in the back up call rotation for Medical Officer of the Day.Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pmFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential15* Job family (Series)0602 Medical OfficerSimilar jobs* Physicians, All Other* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* U.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 required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examinationQualificationsApplicants 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.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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.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: 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.