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Physician (Primary Care - Viera Florida Outpatient Clinic)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Rockledge, FL
  • Posted: February 01, 2020
  • Full-Time

The incumbent will serve as a Physician (Primary Care) located at the Viera Outpatient Clinic in Viera, FL assigned to the Ambulatory Care Service. The provision of patient care beyond the local institutional settings, such as other VA facilities and community vendors, by utilizing the Care Management approach to enhance care coordination.
The Viera Outpatient Clinic is seeking full-time dedicated Physicians to perform outpatient duties and management of scheduled and unscheduled patients; duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Manage the full spectrum of primary care issues, including consultation of patients with internal medicine complaints, diseases and injuries. Manage primary care patients by ordering lab work, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, requesting consultations to specialty services, providing appropriate follow-up care, triaging of patients with non-medicine complaints, diseases and injures to appropriate disciplines for diagnosis and treatment. Work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of our patients. Use computerized systems to document notes, enter orders and request consults. Performing both academic and clinical duties. Perform outpatient duties and management of scheduled and unscheduled patients. Assign panel of patients, panel size is determined by VHA PCMM software package, panel size is specific to their practice and setting. Manage care of patients of different levels of complexity and ages. Patients requiring hospitalization will be referred to sister VA facility or Non-VA facility in accordance with guidelines. (Note: Work schedules are determined and approved by the supervisor. The incumbent may be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis based on patient care needs, including weekends, holidays, and nights.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Scope of Practice: Physician (Primary Care)
Relocation Expenses: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized to highly qualified individuals Incumbent may be required to complete two-year probationary period. Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location. The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the new Lake Nona Campus.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020. Basic Requirements (All applicants must meet the following 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Licensure: 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. Residency/Fellowship Training: 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. 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). Board Certification (Highly Preferred): Board certified or eligible in Internal Medicine. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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. For further information, visit:
Additional Information
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligible requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,00) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This position will remain open until filled. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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