The Atlanta VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time highly motivated Board Certified/Board Eligible Physician for Primary Care at our Blairsville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Blairsville, GA.
The incumbent reports to the Blairsville Team Lead for all clinical, administrative, and quality performance matters. The responsibilities include providing care to Veterans who are enrolled in the Blairsville CBOC.
The successful candidate will provide comprehensive medical and primary care to Veterans. The Physician (Primary Care) will function in an expanding community outpatient care network. They will enjoy a multi-disciplinary team approach and provide patient care to our nation's Veterans within the outpatient clinics. Duties performed will be consistent with selected provider's granted privileges and based upon individual training, qualifications, and experience.
The selected individual will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to the following:
Strong mentoring skills and experience working with a multidisciplinary team.
Extensive primary care experience treating a complex patient population.
Currently active in a primary care practice.
Demonstrates a high level of practice using evidence based medicine principles involving patients who have complex illnesses.
Board certified in Internal Medicine with at least 3 years of Primary Care practice experience.
Provides care within the context of a multidisciplinary approach and documents services through appropriate notes.
Evaluate and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting.
Perform histories and physical exams.
Perform office procedures within privileges as appropriate.
Prescribe medications as appropriate.
Order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests and provide initial interpretation of results.
Communicate test results to patients.
Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and special tests.
Provide education to the patient and family as necessary.
Communicate clinical findings to other providers using the Computerized Patient Record System.
Screen patients to determine the need for hospitalization.
Other duties as assigned
You 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.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - 000000
Location of position: Blairsville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Blairsville, GA
Interested Candidates should send his/her resume to Raman Damineni, MD, Manager, Primary Care Service Line, Atlanta VA Medical Center via email to Raman.Damieni@va.gov.
Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
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.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration
(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
d. First-Year Residency (Internship).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 1 year of postgraduate education.
e. Physical Standards. Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Board Certification in Geriatrics is highly desired.
Unencumbered license to practice medicine in Georgia as an MD/DO.
Training or experience in Geriatric Care.
Qualified in Basic Life Support.
Must be able to read and interpret clinical data.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard
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
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 1(5-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; waling (5 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The following documents are required for all applicants:
1. (REQUIRED) Resume' or CV: must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date, (month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week.
3. SF-50: (REQUIRED if applicable)NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50: If you are a current or former civilian Federal employee, you must include your latest NON-AWARD SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50 submitted must show your current position title, occupational series, highest grade held on a permanent basis, step, salary, etc. `Awards' or `Incentive' SF-50s do not contain the required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status
4. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Preferred) (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (*** FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION) ***If a current VA employee, you do not need to submit the OF Form 306 at this time, ALL OTHERS MUST SUBMIT THE OF Form 306 with application***
5. Responses to the questionnaire
6. Copy of your college transcript(s) - (Note: Official transcripts will be required only if you are selected)
required information and will not be considered valid required documentation to verify status.
NOTE: Failure to submit a complete application will result in loss of consideration. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmission, etc.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1946088.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.