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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

These positions are located in the Primary Care Service of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) and are members of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT).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 following:


  • Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visits.
  • Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned.
  • Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes workload documentation in a timely manner.
  • Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for both male and female veterans.
  • Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient.
  • Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts.
  • Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols.
  • Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law.
  • Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health screening tests, and other preventive health measures).
  • Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service agreements.


    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

    Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP): This position is eligible for Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) based upon the availability of funds. Award amounts is determined after review of complete EDRP application and supporting documentation. Final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official verifies EDRP.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.

    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.


      Preferred Experience: Board Certified Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

      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 work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials.

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