Physician (Primary Care)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
Published
February 22, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

JOB SUMMARY:

Areyouanexceptional, experienced Primary Care Physician? Are youwilling to work with alike mindedteam of dynamic and dedicated healthcare professionals?

Chillicothe VA Medical CenterWANTS YOU!

Ourprofessionals find it easy to sustain a work/life balance with competitive salaries, attractive benefits packages, and generous paid time off.Most enjoy a Monday thru Fridayfrom 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with little to no Call expectations. Paid time off is generous with 26 days of paid annual leave, 13 days of paid sick leave each year and 10 paid federal holidays. Opportunities also exist for those interested in mentoring and teaching future care givers through affiliations with several local medical schools, including the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio State University.

The Chillicothe VAMC provides primary care, mental health, and long term care services to approximately 73,000 veterans.The facility is an active ambulatory care setting and serves as a chronic mental health referral center for VA Medical Centers in southern Ohio and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.

Our facility offers a comprehensive recruitmentpackage that may include a recruitment or relocation incentive. For those with qualifying educational loans, you may be eligible to apply for an Education Debt Reduction Program award. Approval is not guaranteed and applications will be accepted only if funding is available.

Chillicothe, Ohio is is nestled in the beautiful hills of Ross County. Chillicothe is blessed with an abundance ofhistorical and recreational opportunities. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive. We have the premier outdoor drama in the United States in "Tecumseh!". Strong schools and affordable housingmake Chillicothe a great place to live and work. The small town charm of this city is perfectly complimented by easy access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati for those seeking city amenities.

ant to Know More About Our Location? See the below links.

Chillicothe Visitors Bureau: http://www.visitchillicotheohio.com/

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce:http://www.chillicotheohio.com/tourism.htm

Joinus infulfilling President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

DUTIES:

The Chillicothe VAMC is recruiting for a full-time Primary Care doctor. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Will also include rotating assignment to on-callMedical Officer of the Day, once or twice a month as needed.

Some weekend and evening coverage may apply.

Applications will be accepted from all qualified physicians, but preferred areas of specialties are: Internal Medicine or Family Practice.

Additional Requirements:

    • 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.
    • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. Degree must be obtained from a school approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
    • All billable providers entering VA employment must register a National Practitioner Identifier (NPI).
  • All providers entering VA employment must be able to qualify for a DEA number.

DUTY/ALTERNATE DUTY LOCATION(S): Chillicothe, Ohio, Main Campus is the primary duty site. Employee selected will perform duties at the Chillicothe VAMC campus on a regular and recurring schedule based on the needs of the organization. Chillicothe VAMC Health Care System provides a full continuum of care between the Main Campus and outlying CBOCs at Cambridge, Marietta, Athens, Lancaster, Portsmouth, and Wilmington. Employees selected will be expected to travel occasionally and to perform their full tour of duty as required at alternate duty sites such as the CBOCs named above. Additional travel to support local V10 and VHA national initiatives, committee membership(s) and continuing education requirements maybe required and supported by the Chillicothe VAMC.

This position is actively being recruited, to discussfurther please contact Eric Cepek, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at:

(740) 773-1141 extension 7549

E-mail:eric.cepek@va.gov

Salary will be determined by a Compensation Panel and will be based on education and experience.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This is a bargaining-unit position
  • Must be proficient in the written and spoken English language.
  • Must pass a physical
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • Must have current and active state licensure

Required Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Licensure and Registration

(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.

First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm. ]

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

*** 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. ***

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or rsum. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully in the "HOW TO APPLY" section of this job announcement.Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure tocite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

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