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Physician (Primary Care)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Physical Address

Tuscaloosa, AL 35486
Job Description

Physician (Primary Care)

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

01/14/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

VM 00

- ##### Salary

$103,395 to $225,000 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Tuscaloosa, AL

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is seeking a Staff Physician (Primary
Care) with proven leadership skills and a vision for the future to
join our team of dedicated professionals who provide health care to
veterans that is second to none.

This is an open and continuous vacancy announcement. Applications of
qualified candidates will be referred for consideration as positions
become available. The position may be filled at any time regardless
of the announced closing date.

Learn more about this agency

  1. Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited:Serve as Staff Physician for
the Medicine Service Responsible for insuring quality outcomes of
care/service delivery; appropriate access, timeliness, cost
effectiveness, and customer satisfaction role models the provision
and documentation of quality and cost effective direct patient care
that meets/exceeds all clinical guidelines and/or exceeding goals,
objectives and performance measures; the outcome of care/service
delivery develop and exhibit core competencies: Interpersonal
Effectiveness, Customer Service, Systems Thinking,
Flexibility/Adaptability, Creative Thinking, Organizational
Stewardship, Personal Mastery, and Technical Skills.May require the
provision of care using telemedicine techniques and other
alternatives to face-to-face modalities.May require the
participation in a rotation schedule to serve as the Medical Officer
of the Day (MOD) for the facility may require the provision of care
at a satellite clinic on an intermittent basis.May require the
support of the VA mission of educating future healthcare
professionals, by participation in the educational program with
affiliated medical and nursing schools. May require formal
collaboration with Advance Practice and Associated Health
Professionals, such as Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacy
Specialists, etc.

Work Schedule: Full Time
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

  1. Travel Required

Not required

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

  1. Similar jobs

- Physicians, All Other

- Requirements

  1. Conditions of Employment

- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be
appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
in accordance with VA Policy
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination

  1. Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.

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: Satisfactory physical examination as
determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA
Directive and Handbook 5019 ( ). Functional
requirements include moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying
(15-44 lbs); walking and standing and standing for 2 to 4 hours;
Both legs required; Both eyes required Ability to distinguish basic
colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; ability for rapid
mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; (hearing aid

  1. Education

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This
position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected
for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility
criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP
within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and
program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP
application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan
Repayment Services office.

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: 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:

  1. Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an
overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA
physician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26
days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have
faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
competitive status.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at
VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.

  1. How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.


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