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Job Title: Physician (Primary Care Float) Internmittent
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saginaw, MI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Military, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Physician (Primary Care Float) Internmittent

Provides coverage for patient care duties, providing direct patient care. Incumbent will be stationed at Saginaw providing clinical coverage on site or via Clinical Video Teleconferencing (CVT) exams, for care of Veterans, during scheduled and unscheduled provider leave.

Completes all duties as assigned:

  • Provides medical services to Veterans on an outpatient basis in the primary care setting. Provision of inpatient care or Urgent Care may be seldom required, and will be then specifically requested of the primary care provider by the supervisor.
  • Provides primary care medicine to an assigned panel of adult Veterans. Veteran populations we serve are mostly male, with diseases consistent with those seen in the general population, namely diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, mental health disorders, amongst others. Comprehensive primary health care for women is also required. A primary focus of practice is on preventive medicine.
  • Participates in the provision of Pain Management, Mental Health, and End of Life Care to Veterans in the primary care setting as required.
  • Participates in the use of clinical practice guidelines, provision of standard of care to patients, and meets relevant performance measures as mandated by Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
  • Reports quality of care issues promptly through established mechanisms.
  • Maintains timely and complete patient medical records that meet Compliance Program and Joint Commission requirements.
  • Mentors Nurse Practitioners (NP) and/or Physician Assistants (PA) on a daily basis. Guides clinical management of complex patients consulted asked by mid-level providers, including patients with pain issues, and those requiring narcotic management.
  • Participates in all Medical Staff functions as required by the VAMC Medical Staff Bylaws.
  • Consults specialty physicians as appropriate and collaborates with specialty clinics for appropriate and streamlined patient care.
  • Surrogate for view alert coverage of other physicians/providers for patient care issues. This function would ensure that all labs, consults, and other tests ordered by practitioners on leave are indeed reviewed for appropriate action or disposition.
  • Must be ACLS and BLS certified: advanced cardiac life support and basic life support.

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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 Directive 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, including retrieval of needed equipment and supplies. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties such as those associated with patient care.This position requires moving about to accomplish tasks, such as delivering mail. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done in the movement of equipment or supplies. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force. This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands to include duties such as entering information into the computer, etc. This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, as is done when entering information into the computer.

Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):
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ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your SF-50's, etc.

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Qualifications & Requirements
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 Directive 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, including retrieval of needed equipment and supplies. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties such as those associated with patient care.This position requires moving about to accomplish tasks, such as delivering mail. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done in the movement of equipment or supplies. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force. This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands to include duties such as entering information into the computer, etc. This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, as is done when entering information into the computer.

Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.
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