Physician (Primary Care)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: July 15, 2020
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
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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
- 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
Work Schedule: Various day tours to be decided upon selection/work
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
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
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
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
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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
- 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: 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).
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