Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1089131

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED

This position is located at Fort Meade or Rapid City, South Dakota. 

This is an Open and Continuous announcement. Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy as applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.

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. 

The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota, where America vacations. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, is the Second Happiest and one of the Safest States in the nation, is home to one of GORP.com's Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, from Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations to the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, the Star Spangled Banner and Mount Rushmore. Wildlife abounds, sometimes in our own backyards, and rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road. The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and the Black Hills National Forest. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, concerts, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23)--where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.

Duties

Duties include providing primary care to a cohort of veteran patients in an outpatient clinical setting.  This will include taking medical histories, providing physical examinations, assessing recent medical studies, adjusting current medications, initiating new medical therapies, and requesting specialty care through consults for this panel of patients.  This position is a "float" position, that will include covering for another PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) provider that is on scheduled leave, or for unexpected absences.  The incumbent will be fully trained in the PACT model of care, either by previous training or during their initial tenure with Black Hills Health Care System. Additional duties may include urgent care coverage, employee health coverage, and monitoring of stress tests (training may be provided).  The PACT clinic coverage will be either at Fort Meade or at the Rapid City VA Clinic.  

Hours: To be determined during regular clinic hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Federal Holidays excluded (Occasional extended hours clinic coverage may be required in the early mornings or on Saturdays).

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

 

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.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Between sites

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • 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 http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.