Physician Primary Care Job in WORLDWIDE

Vacancy No. CBSR-11031623-21-AF Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $185,000.00 to $225,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/9/2021 Close Date 12/31/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
WORLDWIDE


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 02/09/2021 to 12/31/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Salary

    $185,000 to $225,000 per year

    Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

6 vacancies in the following location:

  • Location Negotiable After Selection, United States 6 vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Current, permanent VA employees of VHA VISN 10 facilities only

Announcement number

CBSR-11031623-21-AF

Control number

591819500

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/00ehNfVIhUA

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for six Physicians (Primary Care). The Physicians (Primary Care) will function virtually within the VISN 10 Clinical Resource Hub, a repository of clinical & administrative staff that serve VA facilities within VISN 10 that are underserved or experiencing gaps in clinicians due to the inability to match provider supply with demand. Services provided by CRH staff are conducted via multiple modalities, including virtual and in-person care.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides direct patient care full time and works as a member of an expanded healthcare team (social worker, dietician, clinical pharmacists, behavioral health clinician, and a care manager) to oversee and coordinate medical care for a population of Veterans in a group practice setting utilizing the PACT model.
    • Provides comprehensive care for Veterans for a panel size of approximately 900 patients or serves walk-ins.
    • Performs initial histories and physical examination on outpatients using CVT technology and/or face-to-face visits.
    • Provides ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients.
    • Screens outpatients to determine the need for further care.
    • Prescribes medications within defined scope of practice.
    • Orders diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiogram.
    • Reviews need for and orders health promotion and disease prevention measures.
    • Initiates, responds to and expediates requests for consultations, special tests and studies
    • Provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
    • Serves as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine residents/students as assigned.
    • Attends staff meetings, team meetings, some committee meetings, and completes some peer review evaluations.

    Work Schedule: Full time, M-F, 8am - 4:30pm, or 7:30am - 4pm depending on spoke site needs; Evenings and weekends may be required as necessary.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Virtual: Yes
    Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Offered: Yes

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel between spoke sites, community partner locations, and host facility as needed for training, coordinating scheduling requirements between providers and Veterans, meetings, auditing, and patient care.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship; 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 12/31/1959
    • 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
    Qualifications
    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.
    • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Sleep Medicine with concurrent training or board certification in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.
    Preferred Experience:
    • Strong mentoring skills and experience working with a multidisciplinary team.
    • Experience in implementing new program(s) within a large healthcare system.
    • Experience in developing and implementing patient education content, based on the most current evidence-based practice.
    • Demonstrates a high level of practice using evidence-based principles involving patients who have complex illnesses.
    • Experienced with delivery of clinical services via various Telehealth modalities, including, but not limited to VA Video Connect and Clinical Video Telehealth.
    • Experienced with other clinically based technology and virtual environments.
    • Experience providing clinical care across facilities (interfacility coverage).
    • Minimum of one (one) year of experience in providing primary care services via Telehealth modalities.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of primary care experience within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.
    Education

    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.

    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 eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

    • Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
    • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service as well as proof of disability, if applicable. You must submit your documentation showing character of discharge.
    Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/31/2021 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11031623.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

    HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities.

    Agency contact information Delbert Montgomery Delbert Montgomery
    Address

    VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
    10701 East Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    US
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    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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    Focusing on treating the whole Veteran through health promotion and disease prevention, the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for more than 112,000 Veterans across Northeast Ohio. With 18 locations of care, including a 674-bed tertiary medical center, 13 outpatient clinics, two community resource and referral centers, a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center, a chronic dialysis center and an ambulatory surgery center, the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System's quality services are easily accessible to Veterans in 24 counties.

    The healthcare system's hub, the Cleveland VA Medical Center, is a national and regional referral center providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, medical education, research, and general acute and psychiatric emergency rooms. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other VA medical center and is home to two VA research centers, the Cleveland FES Center and the Advanced Platform Technology Center.

    With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

    Areas of Consideration - Applicants will be considered based on the following areas of consideration.

    • First area of consideration - Current, permanent employees of VHA VISN 10 healthcare facilities.

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