Staff Physician (Patient Aligned Care Team)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 3, 2019
The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center consists of a parent site,
located in Altoona, PA and 5 community based outpatient clinics
(CBOCs) located in DuBois, Huntingdon, Indiana, Johnstown & State
College, PA. The medical center serves Veterans from a 14 county
area in Central PA, providing exceptional health care in the areas
of Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Diagnostic Services, Urgent Care,
Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Social Services, Specialty
Care & Women's Health.
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:
Incumbent functions as a Staff Physician on a primary care team
delivering primary health services to veterans in an outpatient
setting. Physician provides history and physical examinations on
outpatients, orders diagnostic tests, prescribes medications and
determines appropriate treatment plans.
The position follows the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
principles, which establishes the foundation for high-quality
primary care for Veterans. It is patient-centered care that is
personalized, proactive, and patient-driven health care. Patient
centered care focuses on discovering the Veteran's vision of living
life fully and his or her goals for health. The PACT, including the
Veteran and personal support persons, come together as partners to
create the Veteran's plan for health. The practitioner uses the
evidenced-based practice to work collaboratively with the Core PACT
Team (Veteran, Primary Care Practitioner, RN Care Manager, Licensed
Practical Nurse and Administrative Associate), and Expanded Team
(Social Worker, Dietitian, Clinical Pharmacist, Home Telehealth,
and Primary Care Mental Health Integration). The practitioner
coordinates care within the VA Health Care System including
internal and external community based services involved in
providing care to the Veteran.
Work Schedule: Tour of duty is varying daylight hours, Monday
through Friday; however, weekend and evening hours may occur when
Veteran needs arise. Travel to Altoona VAMC and other CBOCs as
needed if staffing needs arise but at the time of travel the
individual will be reimbursed according to local guidelines.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Telehealth: Knowledge of Telehealth processes and procedures.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): AuthorizedThis position is
eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student
loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must
meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance
with VHA policy 1021 and submit your application within four months
of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and
eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA
Education Loan Repayment Services office.
A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly
qualified candidate. You may qualify for reimbursement of
relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
PCS may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.To qualify
for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the
closing date of this announcement, 03/06/2020.
- 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
- 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: A pre-placement examination will be
concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to
satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and
will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required
by Federal regulatory agencies.
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