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Job Title:Physician (Float for the Patient Aligned Care Team-PACT)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Hiring Organization:Department of Veterans Affairs

Job Announcement Number:VHA-552-14-1005657

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$97,987.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 02, 2013 to Friday, January 31, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Dayton, OH View Map


United States Citizens


Public Trust - Background Investigation




Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):   1005657 (Please include on all documents)


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.




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

* Salary will be determined by a Compensation Panel of peers*


Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Relocation or recruitment incentives may be authorized for qualified candidates

Dayton VA Medical Center reserves the right to make a selection at any time during the open and close date of this announcement.

Amendment:  This vacancy announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.  If you have previously applied to this announcement you do not need to re-apply.


Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. 
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to 

EDRP: You 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.  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.




  • 50% or Greater
  • Travel to other Community Based Outpatient Clinics is required. The Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Richmond Indiana, Lima, Springfield and Middletown Ohio. (Government vehicle or mileage reimbursement provided)


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to


  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Please see the Required Documents section to submit a complete application.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery


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Full-time Physician position for a residency trained (preferred) family physician or internist, located within the Primary Care Service, of the Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

The incumbent serves as a Primary Care “Float” Physician in support of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model (known as medical home in private sector) in an outpatient Primary Care clinic. Duties include, but are not limited to: providing comprehensive outpatient care for a panel of adult patients through a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Model, also utilizing Tele-health as a resource of providing care. Serves as a provider who is highly skilled in the management of a patient’s primary care needs or sub specialty evaluation and treatment; responsible to contribute to the achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement and patient satisfaction; writes orders for diagnostic testing prescribed medications and consultation to specialty services utilizing computer-keyboarding techniques. The incumbent may need to provide Collaborative or Clinical Supervising Oversight to Physician Extender.

Responsible for providing interim care for a panel of up to 1200 patients, working within a “medical home” model of clinical practice. Works closely with assigned teamlet registered nurse (care coordinator), licensed practical nurse and administrative clerk to manage acute and chronic health needs of patients. Endeavors to maintain same day access, long term continuity for patients and reducing opportunities for emergency room visits and unexpected hospitalizations. Uses virtual modalities to improve efficiencies of practice, to include telephone visits, secure messaging, electronic consults, clinical video teleconferencing and home Telehealth. Works closely with clinical pharmacists, social workers, nutritional medicine specialists and other medical specialists to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for empanelled patients. Uses an electronic medical record (CPRS) to document patient care and initiate and track consultations and diagnostic studies. The incumbent is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, values, and with a commitment to service excellence.  The unique nature of this “float” PACT physician position drives a requirement for regular travel between Dayton and community-based outpatient clinics (using government vehicle or mileage reimbursement)


Board certification in Family Practice or Internal Medicine highly desired/preferred; board eligibility required. 



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Basic Requirements

a.  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.)


b.  Education.  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.  (See Education section for additional information).


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.  Must be board certified and or eligible in Sleep Medicine. Primary certification in other areas such as neurology and pulmonary medicine is a plus.


d.  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).



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with biohazardous materials.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).



The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.  Approved schools are:


(1)  Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.


(2)  Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.


(3)  Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.


(4)  For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

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


Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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Relocation or recruitment incentives may be authorized for qualified candidates


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, 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




Physicians earn 8 hours of annual leave per pay period based on full-time employment.


Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package  (see Required Documents section below).

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 31, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button 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.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, 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
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1005657.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


    (e)MAILED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please submit application materials online or by fax only.



The following documents are required to be submitted at the time of application:

  1. Your Resume AND Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Any other documents required by the checklist.
  4. A COPY of licensure or verification

Your resume and application must include dates of employment and should state whether the work was full-time or part-time (Note: if part-time work, please include the approx. number of hours worked per week).


Jamie J. Roberts
Phone: (937)268-6511x2510
Agency Information:
Department of Veteran Affairs
4100 West Third Street
HRM Service
Dayton, OH


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and a qualification determination will be made. You will be notified when a decision is made. If you qualify, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified if you are referred.

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