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Job Title:Physician (Primary Care)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:AMA-13-HJ-T38-057-846871

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$155,000.00 to $175,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Amarillo, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 846871 

 

 

To fulfill 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.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

  

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Pre-employment Examination Required
  • English Language Proficiency Required
  • Random Drug Testing Required
  • Background/Security Investigation Required

DUTIES:

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The focus of a Primary Care physician at the Amarillo VA Health Care System is the provision of general medical care and long term care for veteran patients in a manner which is reflective of good clinical judgment, medical knowledge, clinical skills (medical interviewing, physical examinations, and procedural skills), humanistic qualities and professionalism. Core privileges for Primary Care include the ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat adult patients for common illnesses and injuries including disorders common to the older adult.

The Amarillo VA Health Care System consists of the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center located in Amarillo, Texas; and three VA-staffed Outpatient Clinics located in Lubbock, Texas; Childress, Texas; and Clovis, New Mexico.

 

Tour of Duty:  Generally Monday-Friday, but may include hours 10:00a-6:30p one evening per week and occasionally 8a-12n on Saturdays. 

 

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

 

AFGE Bargaining Unit position 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

a. Citizenship.  Citizenship of the United States. 

b. Education.  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. 

c.  Licensure and Registration. 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.

d.  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. 

Prefer:  Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. 

To be eligible to apply for core privileges in Primary Care, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

·         Current certification or active participation in the examination process leading to certification in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, OR

·         Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited post-graduate training program in family medicine or Internal Medicine, AND

·         Applicants for initial appointment must be able to demonstrate provision of primary care or internal medicine for at least 900 patients as the primary care or attending physician or senior resident during the past 12 months.

·         The primary care physician will be responsible for a panel of 1300 patients and coverage for staff primary care provider leave as designated. The physician can expect to see up to 12 patients per day.

·         The physician will be responsible to complete clinical reminders, medication reconciliation and be competent with CPRS.  The physician will work as a team member and cross cover other providers when needed.  The provider may be expected to be trained in C&P exams and TBI secondary exams as needed. The provider will be available to assist in any area needed and assignments may vary.

 

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.  Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.

 

 

 


 


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 résumé. 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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. 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 to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 846871.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 08, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Occupational Questionnaire
  3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jared L. Shipley
Phone: (806)355-9703x7461
Email: JARED.SHIPLEY@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Amarillo HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
6010 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX
79106

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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Job Announcement Number:

AMA-13-HJ-T38-057-846871

Control Number:

338429900