This vacancy posting is a standing register that will be used to fill future Primary Care positions at a variety of locations. This posting does not constitute current open positions. Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials as vacancies are identified. Applicants can choose to apply for up to 5 locations. Applicants 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. 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 PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: At least one year Women's Health Medicine experience. Candidates with experience in population health management, a medical home model, and primary care mental health integration preferred. Possible opportunities in research and medical education for qualified applicants if interested. 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 and carrying 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling 0.5 hours; Pushing 0.5 hours; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Walking 4 hours; Standing 4 hours; Kneeling 0.5 hours; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Mental and Emotional Stability required. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others. ["This position provides primary care for Veterans. The physical location of this position will be based on future vacancies and will be aligned to VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center or one of the Clinical Based Outpatient Clinics aligned to the location listed in the posting. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veteran's medical needs. Incumbents may serve as a Physician in a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) setting. He/she will be responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles. May provide medical care using Telehealth for remote patients, or travel to other CBOCs to cover provider shortage.\nDuties include, but are not limited to: Utilizes all available tools, such as registries, to enable effective and efficient identification and intervention of individual patients and cohorts. Assures that clinical care provided meets all timelines and required documentation for the Chief of Staff (COS) office. Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to achieve a patient centered, holistic approach for clinical care and needs of the Veteran, focusing on continuous improvement of critical team processes. Ensures the patient's care plan contains medical recommendations for clinically indicated care. Ongoing, continuous care of one or more assigned panel(s) of Veterans providing health education and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic care management and self-management skills to patients and personal support persons. Collaborates with informatics technology staff to develop and implement systematized, electronically supported, standardized, tools to support PACT care delivery processes (e.g., pre-visit reminder calls, post hospitalization follow-up calls, recall scheduling procedures, new patient orientation, disease registries and primary care protocols for chronic disease management. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. PCS: Authorized for Walla Walla, Richland, Yakima, Lewiston, La Grande. Enterprise, Boardman Only. NOTE: PCS is NOT Authorized for Tacoma, Everett, Mt Vernon, Port Angeles, Silverdale, Edmonds, Olympia, Spokane, Wenatchee, Coeur d' Alene NOTE: Minimum starting salary for Tacoma, Everett, Mt Vernon, Port Angeles, Silverdale, Edmonds, Olympia is $225,000 Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates\nNote: Currently available for Puget Sound and Walla Walla facilities only.\nRelocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates\nNote: Currently available for Puget Sound and Walla Walla facilities only. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Available at all locations. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Note: Please contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance: Stacy Hermann at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Schedule may vary by location."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.