Physician (Geriatric Primary Care Clinic)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Tuskegee, Alabama
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Ref
2058763
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

NOTE:Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive.

The Central Alabama Veteran 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, and Columbus Georgia. The Primary Duty Station: Montgomery, AL The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

FIRST CUTOFF DATE: This is an Open and Continuous Announcement. Applications received by the first cutoff date, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be reviewed once every week until the closing date (December 31, 2020) or selections have been made.

Serves as Staff Physician with Geriatric Primary Services to provide primary care to elderly veterans in Geriatric (Primary Care) with limited coverage of the New Horizon Community Living Center. Physicians in Geriatrics are independent care providers who are highly skilled in the management of a patient's primary care needs or subspecialty evaluation and treatment. The incumbent will remain up to date with the latest medical treatments and procedures. CAVHCS places great emphasis on the delivery and continuity of Geriatrics Extended Care & Rehabilitation.
* Provide clinical coverage in outpatient GPC clinics.
* Provide limited cross coverage for Home Based Primary Care, Community Living Center, Spinal Cord Injury.
* Serves as a key clinical resource for matters involving Geriatric services.
* Serves as Staff Physician with Spinal Cord Injury Services.
* Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned patients.
* Provides effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from other Services/Departments.
* Orders lab tests, x-rays, EKG's and other diagnostic procedures- Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or studies.
* Provide continuity of care and coordinate clinical services
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Discloser Report:Not required

Requirements
Conditions 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 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:
* Citizenship.Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
* Education.Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
* Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)https://lcme.org/
for the year in which the degree was granted, or
* Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Associationhttps://osteopathic.org/accreditation/for the year in which the degree was granted.
* For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)https://www.ecfmg.org/
that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.

* NOTE:The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
* Licensure and Registration.Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
* Residency Training.Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE:VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
* Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)https://www.acgme.org/or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)https://osteopathic.org/, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
* Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

Preferred Experience:Board Certified

Staff Physician.None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

The full performance level of this vacancy is VM-15.

Physical Requirements:Moderate lifting, pulling, and carrying. Must be able to walk, stand, and bend for 2-4 hours per day. Able to distinguish between basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted). Good interpersonal skills, working closely with others. Use of fingers for 6-7 hours per day.

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