Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 941145

*NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ALL APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS LISTED IN THE "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR YOU WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE DUE TO NOT SUBMITTING A COMLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE.*

*THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013*

OUR MISSION: 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? VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran’s experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.

We are seeking physicians interested in working in this environment. We are looking for physicians who possess a strong work ethic, integrity, professionalism and empathy, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.

The benefits of practicing as a VA physician are many.  In addition to practicing in a team-based clinical setting of the most technologically advanced, integrated health care system in the Nation, the VA offers opportunities to practice in a way that also balances work and home life.  The VA offers generous paid time off and opportunities to develop your talents and potential through life-long learning.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. 

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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses (PCS) are not authorized for this position.  A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered.

Duties

The overarching purpose of VA San Diego’s Primary Care Service is to “work with each veteran to provide the right care at the right time.” This statement embraces our commitment to teamwork, to timely access for patients, and to delivery of the highest quality of care. 

VA San Diego’s Primary Care program is on the cutting edge of clinical care, teaching and scholarship, affiliated with the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Recent innovations have focused on the implementation of the patient-centered medical home (known as Patient-Aligned Care Teams, or PACT, within VHA), to assure that veterans receive patient-centered care delivered by an engaged, collaborative, multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, clerical staff, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists and nutritionists. Virtual care modalities using phones, secure messaging (email), and telehealth are in place.

In the setting of continued growth, we are seeking new physician team members committed to patient-centered, team-based care and exhibiting of evident commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and quality. With clinics located in San Diego, individuals have opportunities not only for professional growth but also to balance work and home life in a community full of recreational, entertainment and cultural opportunities. VA offers generous paid time-off and also a competitive benefits package.


We invite you to apply to become part of a dynamic team of healthcare professionals engaged in continuous improvement of the healthcare experience of our veteran patients and their families.

The VA San Diego Healthcare System is seeking a Primary Care Physician for our Primary Care Community Outpatient Clinic located in Mission Valley. License is required in any state. Incumbent should be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice and must meet requirements to obtain and maintain academic appointment.

Physician will be part of a healthcare team consisting of Physician, Registered Nurse, LVN, Pharmacist, Social Worker, and clerical staff providing primary care services, stressing health maintenance and preventative medicine. Serves veterans in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Refers for speciality services to the VA Hospital services for over 45,000 Veteran patients.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full-time, 40 hours per week.  Overtime may be required as needed for patient care.