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Physician


  • Duties
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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?

    About the Atlanta VA Medical Center: The Atlanta VA Medical Center has 405 authorized inpatient beds (273 in the hospital, 120 Community Living Center, and 12 PRRTP) and is a tertiary care facility classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Atlanta VA Medical Center is part of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), which includes facilities in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. The Atlanta VA Medical Center Community Living Center serves metro Atlanta and includes extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric care, and general long term care. The facility also serves as a prosthetics treatment center, fabricating and supplying mechanical devices such as artificial limbs for patients within the states of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees as long as they are listed as part of the area of consideration.

    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.

    If you fail to submit the required documents, you will be considered ineligible for consideration.

    Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants in specific areas.

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    Responsibilities

    The physician will work on a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and follow PACT principles working 8 business hours, but will not work less than 80 business hours during a two-week pay period. However, there are multiple tours available based on clinic need, including compressed tours. Additional hours will usually be needed outside of shifts to provide non face-to-face care. The physician may be on rotation to do extended hours or weekend coverage on a rotational basis if needed. This work can usually be done at the time and place of the physician's discretion. The physician's primary responsibility is to provide primary care services for a panel determined by the facility. The physician will perform physical exams, including comprehensive Women's services, according to performance measure guidelines and procedures, and dictate/type notes according to policy/procedure. The physician will report directly to the Physician Team Lead, Regional Director, and Service Line Manager. Other duties may include screening outpatients to determine need for further care, evaluating unscheduled patients, ordering diagnostic studies, carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities, initiating and expediting requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies.

    The physician will develop relationships with management, co-workers, patients, families and the general public are consistently courteous, respectful; and cooperative in nature. The physician assures the needs and rights of patients and other customers are met white also supporting the VA missions. She/he consistently communicates with Veterans, their family members, representatives, visitors, and all VA staff. The physician will communicate in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner, handles conflicts and problems with Veterans and staff constructively and appropriately. The physician will display a cooperative attitude and will effectively work together to implement the organization's mission and goals. The physician will ensure productivity is maintained at the established level for the program for which he/she is responsible.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    Adheres to operational policies and procedures for their PACT, established by the Service Line Manager.
    Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate service.
    Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders and encounters for all patients.
    Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures) e.g. entering diagnostic and procedure codes).
    Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Manager (or designee) and facility Director.
    Attends regular Service Line Staff meetings, Clinic Team meetings and complies with Primary Care Service Line peer review procedures.
    Works effectively with team members to facilitate care including timely responses to patients secure messages within 72 hours, completing medical forms, entering patient consults for speciality services, engaging in telehealth, caring responses to patient complaints and other administrative duties.
    Maintains current BLS certification and performs completion of mandatory educational classes.

    Work Schedule: Multiple tours available based on clinic need, including compressed tours. Additional hours will usually be needed outside of shifts to provide non face-to-face care. The physician may be on rotation to do extended hours or weekend coverage on a rotational basis if needed.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Nor Required
    Functional Statement Title: Physician; 000000

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Who May Apply This job is open to… United States Citizens
    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    0602 Medical Officer

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • 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
    • Pre-employment physical may be required.

    Physical Requirements: Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.pace.

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

    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.
    • Licensure and Registration

      (1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

      (2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

      (3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

      (4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.

      d. First-Year Residency (Internship).Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:

      (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

      (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
    • 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.

    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 26 days per leave year (1 day per 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.

    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    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 .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    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: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended 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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    The following documents are required for all applicants:

    1. (REQUIRED) Resume' or CV: must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week.
    2. VA Form 2850 - Application for Associated Health Occupations: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf (REQUIRED)
    3. SF-50: (REQUIRED if applicable) NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50: If you are a current or former civilian Federal employee, you must include your latest NON-AWARD SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50 submitted must show your current position title, occupational series, highest grade held on a permanent basis, step, salary, etc. 'Awards' or 'Incentive' SF-50s do not contain the required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status
    4. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Preferred) (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (*** FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION) ***If a current VA employee, you do not need to submit the OF Form 306 at this time, ALL
    OTHERS MUST SUBMIT THE OF Form 306 with application***
    5. Responses to the questionnaire
    6. Copy of your college transcript(s) - (Note: Official transcripts will be required only if you are selected)
    required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status.

    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. 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.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    • OF-306
    • 10-2850
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript


    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
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    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. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    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
    Help 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 08/30/2018 to receive consideration.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Agency contact information Mose Campbell

    Phone
    404-321-6111 X121383
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Atlanta VA Medical Center
    1670 Clairmont Road
    Decatur, GA
    US

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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.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490843700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted
03/19/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, US