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Physician - Primary Care

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

The incumbent for this position works as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide Primary Care to Veterans enrolled on the team. The Physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the status of patients and family members.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: 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: for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in the Primary Care team setting.
  • Works collaboratively with other health care professionals to accomplish patient, service, and medical center goals, promoting and embracing the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care, utilizing Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (ICARE) values throughout the clinic.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems.
  • Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral.
  • Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services.
  • Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications.
  • Follow Performance Measure guidelines, including completion of clinical reminders; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA formulary Requirements, and customer service standards.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities.
  • Practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented.

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

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    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:

      • Complete a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
      • Considered Board-eligible or Board-certified in 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: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 2-3 hours); Pushing (up to 2-3 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Walking (up to 2-3 hours); Standing (up to 6-8 hours); Kneeling (up to 2-3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 4-6 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable; Far vision correctable; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

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