PHYSICIAN - Full-time
* Recruitment/Relocation incentive authorized for highly qualified candidates.
* Applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.
VA Primary Care Providers (PCPs) manage a complex panel of patients, providing comprehensive medical care, emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. PCPs deliver care within Patient Aligned Care teams. PCPs work with a team of nursing staff and other members of an interdisciplinary health care team. Most practices have registered dieticians, clinical pharmacists, and mental health providers within the practice. PCPs provide general and gender-specific care to both men and women Veterans that range in age from 18 through the geriatric years. The physician serves as collaborating physician for nurse practitioner/physician assistants.
This position is primarily based at the Quincy Community Based Outpatient. At the Quincy clinic, the provider would care for a panel of assigned patients. The VA Boston Healthcare System's Primary and Ambulatory Care Service is affiliated with a large Department of Medicine with academic affiliations with several Boston training programs.
The VA utilizes a national electronic medical record and is known for delivering high quality, evidence-based care within a culture of continuous improvement. The VA is in the midst of redesigning primary care towards a more patient centered, healthcare team approach with emphasis on improving health care outcomes through developing better systems for care management and coordination.
The VA Boston Healthcare System offers teaching opportunities for both medical students and medical residents in the inpatient and outpatient arenas. As a member of the VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Medicine, a faculty appointment at an appropriate rank is expected. A Massachusetts license is expected by the employment start date.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday – 8:00AM – 4:30PM
NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System Campus, as needed
NOTE: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
NOTE: Recruitment/Relocation incentive authorized for highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) not authorized.
NOTE: This position is in the Excepted Service.
NOTE: The incumbent will be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOCs.
NOTE: Applicant's education, length of practice, will be considered by a compensation panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
NOTE: Designated Drug Testing Position: 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. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE: Applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States
b. Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
c. Residency - 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 one year of postgraduate education.
d. Licensure - 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.
e. Massachusetts license to practice medicine or the ability to obtain one. (Because this position involves supervision of mid-level providers, a Massachusetts license is required.)
f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required.
POSITION REQUIREMENT: Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. VA Boston is seeking board certified physician in order to meet ACGME requirement that trainees be supervised by board based physicians.
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.
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.
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.
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