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Job Title: Staff Physician (Primary Care)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Branson, MO
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Counseling, Medical
Job Description
Staff Physician (Primary Care)

The Physician assigned to the Veterans Health System of the Ozarks, Primary Care is responsible to the Associate Chief of Staff/Primary Care. He/she works collaboratively with other health care professionals of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks to provide quality medical care. He/she must display an exceptional degree of competence in providing healthcare to Veterans while performing a wide area of duties:

  • Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visits.
  • Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned.
  • Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes workload documentation in a timely manner.
  • Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for both male and female veterans.
  • Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient.
  • Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts.
  • Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols.
  • Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law.
  • Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health screening tests, and other preventive health measures).
  • Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service agreements.
  • May be required to serve as collaborator for mid-levels.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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.
  • 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 certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

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: The work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. (Required if selected)

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • 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 certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

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.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Contact Email:Kelci.Pickering@va.gov
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