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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Olympia
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Job Description:

This position is located in the Community Based Outpatient Clinic section of General Medicine Service within VA Puget Sound Health Care System which includes Puyallup and Olympia. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veterans medical needs.

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.Duties include but are not limited to:


  • The incumbent works in the Community Based Outpatient Clinic setting and reports to the Director, General Medicine Service.
  • The incumbent must prove successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association approved post-graduate residence in Medicine or equivalent.
  • The incumbent must be Board Certified by the American Board of lnternal Medicine or Board eligible if within one year of the completion of residency.
  • The incumbent is engaged in direct patient contact or performs tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure.
  • The incumbent will, as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine, admit, evaluate, diagnosis and treat patients appropriate to the specialty of Internal Medicine.
  • Upon providing competency and receiving approval, the incumbent may also perform specialty procedures as delineated in their clinical privileges.


    Work Schedule: Various day tours to be decided upon selection/work distribution

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:

    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases.

    Paid Time Off: (Full-time physicians) Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year

    Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.

    Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).

    Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.

    CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.

    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.

    Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Authorized for this position

    EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with the VHA Policy and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.

    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    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.


      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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs.), straight pulling (6 hrs.), pushing (2 hrs.), use of fingers, walking (6 hrs.), standing (2 hrs.), repeated bending (6 hrs.), ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted).

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Seattle , Physician (Primary Care), Healthcare , Olympia, Washington

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