Staff Physician - Primary Care (Family/Internal Medicine)

US Department of Veterans Affairs in Sanford, NC

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs medical professionals who possess energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. The VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The Primary Care Provider will provide primary care, to include Women's health care, for a panel up to 1200 patients at the Healthcare Center in Fayetteville NC or any one of our Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located in Hamlet NC, Goldsboro NC, Pembroke NC or Sanford NC. Incumbent works collaboratively with local Primary Care staff and projects involving Primary Care staff or patients. Incumbent will participate and maintain clinical and educational activities within Primary Care/General Medicine to stay grounded and relevant in the role. Women's Health Care updated training for VA care delivery will be provided as needed. Incumbent must indicate which location they desire to work in. Travel to other sites-of-care is non-routine and typically only done for training requirements, as applicable.

Candidate travel to Fayetteville, NC for In-processing and New-Employee Orientation (upon appointment) is required and non-reimbursable.

Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of Primary Care to include:

Initial patient evaluation
Management of acute and chronic medical conditions in an outpatient setting: Follow up care post treatment
Consultation with other services as needed
Research initiative opportunities
Optimizing patient safety and quality

Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2020.

Basic Requirements:

United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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 one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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.
Completion of 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.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board Eligible and/or Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or American Board of Family Medicine (or comparative Doctor of Osteopathy Board)

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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

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