Skip to main content

Physician (Primary Care Float)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Syracuse, New York
Closing date
Oct 11, 2024

View more

Family Medicine
Full Time
Position Type


Duties of the Primary Care Float Physician:

  • A primary care physician will be responsible for delivery of primary care to patients and will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  • The primary care provider is an integral member of the PACT team and is expected to work closely and coordinate patient care with other PACT team members, including nursing and clerical staff. Primary care physicians will participate in daily huddles with other team staff and participate in primary care systems redesign projects.
  • A primary care provider in the outpatient setting is assigned a panel of patients to manage under PCMM guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on support staff and room availability. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.
  • Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined either by a disease status (e.g. spinal cord injury patients), or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees etc). Typically these duties are designated at the time of joining but may be assigned in the course of employment in response to new initiatives.
  • Primary care physicians may have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews.
  • Primary care physicians will be responsible for supervision, education and evaluation of internal and/or family medicine residents and medical students in the outpatient primary care setting.
  • Primary care physicians will act as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed, to include review of CPRS view alerts.
  • Primary care physicians will regularly attend primary care staff meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings.
  • Typical work hours are Monday to Friday 8-4.30 PM, and a full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay period.
  • All physicians need to follow departmental and VHA policies for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. VHA guidelines do not permit overtime pay for physicians, however comp time may be granted for physicians who are asked to work outside their normal assigned tour of duty. Leave should be requested as far in advance as possible and with at least sixty days notice in order to minimize patient cancellations. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated, and patients should be rescheduled within time frame as specified in department's policies.
  • Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
  • Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times.
  • All physicians will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday. Specific tour hours will be set with the Chief of Primary Care.

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Apply for Physician (Primary Care Float)

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on JAMA Career Center you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert