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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Port Charlotte
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Job Description:

Bay Pines VA HCS is looking for Primary Care Staff Physicians and Float Providers to care for our Nations Veterans. If you are interested in being part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position, you have chosen to help serve our Nations Veterans and we appreciate you.

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.STAFF PHYSICIAN:

Responsible for the management of patients to include examination, medical care management, coordination of consultation, referral of patients, development and operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews. Coordinates health care needs according to guidelines established by the Department of VA and sound medical practice. Selectee will be responsible for managing an assigned panel of patients, Traveling Veterans and Unassigned Veterans who present to the Bay Pines VA HCS.

FLOAT PROVIDER:

1) Manage* a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) when a PACT Primary Care Provider (PCP) is on leave.

2) Manage a vacant PACT panel or a new PACT position is created.

3) Cover the Clinical Access Unit (CAU) or unassigned patient clinic when a provider is on leave or

4) Cover the CAU or unassigned patient clinic when there is a provider vacancy, urgent need or the FP is not assigned to PACT coverage. Coverage scenarios and locations may change on a daily basis based on patient care needs.

The ability to be present at any Bay Pines care center is essential. FP's may participate in the Bay Pines motor pool if it is available at their parent station as long as they maintain all of the required elements essential to participating in the program. If for any reason a FP cannot participate in the motor pool program or a government vehicle is unavailable for use, the FP is still responsible for arriving at their assigned location on time. Private vehicle usage will be reimbursed based on existing travel pay criteria. Failure to maintain the ability to be present at any Bay Pines location may lead to disciplinary action including termination.

Work Schedule: Varying tours of duty may include extended hours, weekends, nights, irregular tours and/or holidays.

When covering an outlying PACT team, time may be built in the FP clinic schedule to accommodate unassigned Veteran care the typical FP tour of duty is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. FPs assigned an extended hours tour of duty will work according to the schedule at their assigned location.



  • 'manage' is defined as: performing all the duties expected of a full time PACT provider, including patient visits, view alerts, Secure Messaging, PACT phone calls, collaboration, case management, paperwork, etc.


    If a FP is detailed to a work station and provided 'travel and accommodation', they would be assigned a full clinic schedule (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) except for the days they travel to and from their primary work station.

    PHYSICIAN'S OVER HIRE:

    1) Manage* a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) when a PACT Primary Care Provider (PCP) is on leave.

    2) Manage a vacant PACT panel when a PACT provider leaves the Bay Pines system or a new PACT position is created.

    3) Cover the Clinical Access Unit (CAU) or unassigned patient clinic when a provider is on leave or

    4) Cover the CAU or unassigned patient clinic when there is a provider vacancy, urgent need or the FP is not assigned to PACT coverage

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    The selectee must obtain/maintain a valid Florida driver's license.

    A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate

    The selectee for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/10/2020.

    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: Use of fingers, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, hearing (aid permitted). Environment Factors, working closely with others, working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), working around moving objects and vehicles, protracted or irregular hours of work. Drive a motor vehicle.

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