Physician (Primary Care - Mobile Outpatient Clinic)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: August 4, 2022
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.
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- Accepting applications
- Open & closing dates
10/26/2021 to 09/30/2022
$220,000 - $243,000 per year
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal
pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base
Pay + Market Pay)
* Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Mobile, AL 1 vacancy
- Telework eligible
* Travel Required
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
* Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
- Individuals with disabilities
- Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* Recent graduates
Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational
institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
Clarification from the agency
All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens
but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to
recruit qualified citizens.
This announcement reflects a closing date of September 30, 2022. We
will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however,
qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at
two-week intervals. The first referral will be two weeks from the
opening date of the announcement. If the vacancy is filled prior to
the current closing date, the announcement will be closed.
The physician will be responsible for delivery of primary care to
patients enrolled in the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
(GCVHCS). The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled
patients in a clinic setting at the medical center. The focus of
this position is on the provision of primary care service to
veterans, typically between 18 and 70 years of age, enrolled in the
Health Care System.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): See
EDRP Authorized: Contact Ms. Brandilyn Wasson at
firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26
days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal
holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting
Major Duties and Responsibilities:- Responsible for delivery of
primary care patients, which may include Primary Care Clinic and/or
Women's Health Care.
- Assigned a panel of patients to manage.
- Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a
subsection of primary care patients, the subsection may be defined
either by a disease status (e.g. spinal cord injury patients) or
demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees,
- Participation in special projects pertinent to assigned section
may be necessary, as the projects become available through
strategic or other initiatives.
- May supervise or collaborate for one or more mid-level
providers; will provide clinical oversight and review the care
provided by midlevel practitioners.
- Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; some Saturdays - 7:30 AM- 4 PM or 8
AM to 4:30 PM.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- All 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.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans
- Must possess and maintain all required licensures and
certifications for continued employment.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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)
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association
(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.
- Board certification in internal medicine or family
- Two years of primary care/family medicine 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.
- Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds.
- Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds.
- Use of fingers.
- Both hands required.
- Walking one hour.
- Standing one hour.
- Kneeling one hour.
- Repeated bending eight hours..
- Both legs required.
- Ability to distinguish basic colors.
- Ability to distinguish shades of colors.
- Working alone.
- Working closely with others.
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from
a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic
medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution
whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course
of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on
Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic
Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above,
facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for
Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met
requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG
certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does
not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still
confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility
requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central
Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. -
7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered
above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic,
or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities.
The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances
where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high
professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill
- It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that
have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
- This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
- VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The
health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not
covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
- Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA
for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking
employment at VA, career development services for our existing
Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military
- Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
- As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are
required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the
employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework,
remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.
If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before
your start date. The agency will provide additional information
regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how
you can request a legally required exception from this requirement
using the reasonable accommodation process.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or other supporting
documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions
carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your
salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this
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.
Veterans' Preference Note: Preference eligible candidates and other
Veterans will be given preference when qualification of candidates
are approximately equal for Title 38 positions in VHA. When
applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim
preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor
Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible
copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service
(honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active
duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you
must submit documentation related to your active duty service which
reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable,
general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally,
disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such
as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an
SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required
proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award
preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please
visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans'
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