This position is located in Temple, Texas. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
* Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as services in the diagnosis,
care, and treatment of assigned patients.
* Provides effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from other
* Obtains patient histories, performs physical exams, formulates a working diagnosis and
develops/implements a treatment plan according to clinical guidelines and to determine
appropriate hospitalization, and/or disposition to Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living,
Community Nursing Home, and/or Home Care.
* Orders appropriate tests and incorporate results for treatment plan.
* Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or studies.
* Authorized to write both inpatient and outpatient medical orders, treatments and
* Provides education and counseling to patient and family in preventive care, medical
conditions, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
* Serve as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine residents/students as
* Coverage of extended hours of clinic coverage in the evenings and on weekends will be
requiredon an intermittent basis.
* Works with nurses to coordinate care in non-face to face settings.
* Provides supervision/collaboration to mid-level provider as assigned/requests
*Participates in Peer reviews, chart reviews, hospital/clinic committees and Process
improvement initiatives as assigned.
* Utilizes proficient data-entry (typing) skills
* BLS required.
This is a bargaining unit position
Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
If needed, applicant may be required to work a compressed tour, which typically includes 4 - 10 hour days a week. Periodic Saturday Extended Hour Coverage will be required.Basic Requirements:
*Must be US Citizen (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizensin accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
*Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
*Must have a 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
aninstitution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was
completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for
the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College
Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify
with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has
met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copyoftheECFMG certificate, if claimed
by the applicant.
*Must possess a 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
*Must have completed a 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.(NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be
board certified for faculty status.)
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Experience/Ability/Interest to teach trainees.
PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS:
Staff Physician: None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1937447.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.