As a float Primary Care Provider (PCP), incumbents will work a 40-hour week in the context of departmental Primary Care clinic coverage and as part of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). As a part of our elite team of providers who often provide Saturday or extended hour clinics, the incumbent may be required to rotate through Saturday Primary Care Clinics and weekday evening hour clinics to provide extended care opportunities for our Nation's Veterans.
The PCP is a core team member in the PACT model and is responsible for leading and collaborating with their team of health care professionals to provide comprehensive primary care in collaboration and partnership with the veteran. The PCP evaluates, provides diagnoses, and provision of care to adult patients for the treatment of general medical problems and makes referrals to specialty care to meet the needs of the veteran. The PCP addresses a large majority of personal health care needs and develops a collaboration and partnership with veterans. The PCP partners with community physicians, inpatient physicians, and the emergency department to provide coordination and continuity of care, works as a team with services including pharmacy, social work, mental health, and nutrition to provide comprehensive care. The responsibilities of the PCP include but are not limited to: diagnosis and management of acute and chronic medical and psychosocial conditions including diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, and hyperlipidemia, health promotion, disease prevention, overall care management, preventive medical care including screening and vaccinations, be aware of performance monitors and expectations regarding preventive measures, post deployment care, veteran/caregiver education and potential tele-health primary care. A PCP must possess excellent communication skills, be able to elicit cooperation from others, and develop positive relationships with PACT team members and hospital staff. This includes interacting in person, via email, phone, medical chart, and other forms of communication.
DUTY STATION: Primary duty station will be at the VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) in Dallas. These positions are float positions so incumbents must be able and willing to travel to all VISN 17 facilities. Your assignments will be distributed by the Chief of Staff and/or Deputy Chief of Staff at the VANTHCS based on the needs within VISN 17.
Incumbent must possess a valid State driver's license as this position requires 60% or more of travel. Incumbent must be able to fly or drive, depending on the distance, on short notice to one of our healthcare sites.
Work Schedule: Varies based on the clinic hours. May be required to rotate through Saturday Primary Care Clinics and weekday evening hour clinics to provide extended care opportunities for our Nation's Veterans.
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Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for highly-qualified candidates.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report is not required.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Physicians must have completed 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.
- Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Primary Care and/or Internal Medicine - Familiarity with the VA System - Clinical management experience - Primary Care experience preferred. - Must be able to travel by automobile and/or airplane and must be able to drive an automobile without assistance. Must have the manual dexterity and visual acuity to be able to operate a standard computer keyboard.
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.
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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); straight pulling (1hour); pushing (1hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (5 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability; sitting (8 hours). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1984270.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.