Physician (Primary Care)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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.
- Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency
training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an
accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility
for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic
training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty
status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b)
OR[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association
(AOA),OR(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs
followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the
United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee
deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional
training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate
range of patient care experiences.Residents currently enrolled in
ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would
otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible
to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must
be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may
only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not
considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged;
rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to
perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally,
surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: Board eligible or certified and at least one
year of Internal and/or Family Medicine experience; experience
working with interdisciplinary care teams; proficient in women's
healthcare and experience in chronic disease management ;
Geriatrics experience; experience managing a panel of patients,
including population management.
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 pounds); Reaching
above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (8
hours); Standing (8 hours); Kneeling (8 hours); Repeated bending (8
hours); Both legs required; Both eyes required; Depth perception;
Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades
of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted).
Environmental Factors: Working closely with others and working
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from
a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic
medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution
whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course
of study was completed. Approved schools are:
Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted,
Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on
Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic
Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above,
facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for
Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met
requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG
certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does
not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still
confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility
requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central
Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. -
7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered
above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic,
or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities.
The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances
where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high
professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
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.VA encourages persons with disabilities to
The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are
not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations
as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA
HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA
locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination
before your start date. The agency will provide additional
information regarding what information or documentation will be
needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation
from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation
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comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
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