Physician (FT)-PC CBOC

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Joliet, Illinois
Closing date
Jul 24, 2023

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Specialty
General Practice
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Duties
The Primary Care Provider will provide primary care, to include Women's health care, for a panel of approximately 1200 patients at the Joliet Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), one of six CBOCs for Hines VA hospital (others located in Bourbonnais, Hoffman Estates, North Aurora, Oak Lawn, and Peru, Illinois). Incumbent works collaboratively with local CBOC staff and projects involving CBOC staff or patients. Incumbent will participate and maintain clinical and educational activities within Primary Care/General Medicine at Hines to stay grounded and relevant in the role. Women's Health Care updated training for VA care delivery will be provided as needed. Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of Primary Care. Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of a Primary Care Provider. These include predominantly clinical and administrative management, either directly or through delegated authority of the following: Initial patient evaluation Management of acute and chronic medical conditions in an outpatient setting: Follow up care post treatment Consultation with other services as needed Research initiative opportunities Optimizing patient safety and quality Providing health education and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic care management and self management Providing leadership to the team including shared delegation of appropriate care and care processes to appropriate team members Ensuring the patient has same-day access to face-to-face and telephone care visits during regular clinic hours VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Requirements
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel.
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Must be board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Preferred Experience: 3+ years experience in a Primary Care setting Strong Customer Service skills Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) Strong skills utilizing electronic medical record system Strong problem solving skills 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.
Education
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.

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