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Job Title: Physician-Primary Care for Mental Health Service
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Little Rock, AR
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, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Physician-Primary Care for Mental Health Service

In addition, services as a primary care physician would be provided to populations of veterans who may not regularly be seeking primary care services, such as those served by our Mental Health Intensive Case Management team.This is a group of veterans who have been diagnosed with a severe chronic mental illness. This is an ideal position for a primary care physician with an interest in mental illness and with an appreciation for a diverse array of opportunities.
Provide primary medical care for an identified and enrolled panel of patients with our seriously mentally ill population in conjunction with the Mental Health Treatment Team .
Provide medical support to our psychiatric inpatient and domiciliary services including medical detoxification services.
Provide services as the physician collaborator to medical Advanced Practice Nurses.
Medical Care could include annual exams, illness intervention, specialty consultation/referral, prescribing medication, ordering labs, radiology procedures and various therapies to maximize patient wellness.
Responsible for all performance measures/monitors involving primary care and adherence to all clinical policies and procedures outlined in facility Medical Center Memorandums, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and National directives.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00a m-4:30 pm; work schedule may vary depending on needs of the service. Occasional extended hours.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Total salary will include Base component and Market Pay. Final salary to be determined by a local physician pay panel. Physicians are eligible for annual performance pay and incentive awards.

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.

Preferred Experience: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is desired. If selected for this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to patients in this position.

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: light lifting and carrying; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking; correctable vision and hearing; mental and emotional stability.

Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had such license, registration, or certification revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or certification in any of those States after being notified in writing by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to a full and unrestricted status.

Incumbents for this position may apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) ONLY IF ALL of the following conditions are met:
EDRP funds are available for a Full Time Appointment .
All eligibility factors, as shown in VHA Handbook 1021.01. are met.
Incumbent is within the first 6 months of permanent appointment or conversion to a permanent appointment. Submitting incomplete application packages or lack of EDRP funds does NOT extend the 6 month period.
A complete EDRP application package must be submitted to the EDRP Coordinator within 4 months of permanent appointment or conversion to a permanent appointment.
There is no guarantee of receipt of any EDRP award and if awarded, the amount may be for a lesser amount than requested.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume


You may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:

VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

OF 306, Declaration for Federal Employment http://www.opm.gov/pdf_fill/of306.pdf

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 transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA 10-2850
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
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.

Preferred Experience: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is desired. If selected for this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to patients in this position.

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: light lifting and carrying; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking; correctable vision and hearing; mental and emotional stability.

Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had such license, registration, or certification revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or certification in any of those States after being notified in writing by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to a full and unrestricted status.

Incumbents for this position may apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) ONLY IF ALL of the following conditions are met:
EDRP funds are available for a Full Time Appointment .
All eligibility factors, as shown in VHA Handbook 1021.01. are met.
Incumbent is within the first 6 months of permanent appointment or conversion to a permanent appointment. Submitting incomplete application packages or lack of EDRP funds does NOT extend the 6 month period.
A complete EDRP application package must be submitted to the EDRP Coordinator within 4 months of permanent appointment or conversion to a permanent appointment.
There is no guarantee of receipt of any EDRP award and if awarded, the amount may be for a lesser amount than requested.
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