This position will be in the Primary Care service and will
report directly to the Chief of Primary Care. The duty station will
be at the Martinsburg, WV Medical Center and will include regular
travel to the facility Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)
during the usual tour of duty.
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Duties will include both clinical and administrative
- Initial and ongoing assessment of patient's medical, physical,
and psychosocial status. Obtain and document a comprehensive
medical and psychological history and physical examination
- Order appropriate diagnostic tests with review and
interpretation resulting in appropriate action(s).
- Formulates and appropriately documents the clinical impression
and plan of care.
- Refers patients to specialty care consultants.
- Provides medical advice to patients, families and community
health providers as needed for coordination of care.
- Documents patient care in the electronic health record in
compliance with the Medical Staff By-laws and Medical Center
- Works in close collaboration with CBOC Nurse Managers
(Coordinators) in conducting daily operations.
- Attends Medical Center meetings, seminars, conferences on
behalf of the Primary Care Service. Attendance may require
presentation of PC Service performance data with improvement plans
or clinical case presentations.
- Supervises (1st Line) all physicians/nurse
practitioners/physician assistants at all CBOC duty stations. This
includes completion of FPPE/OPPEs, chart reviews, annual
appraisals, and disciplinary actions.
- Routinely travels (up to once weekly) to CBOC sites for team
meetings, supervisory duties, and educational efforts.
- Assists the Service Chief in reviewing the clinical care by all
service clinicians by direct observation/discussion with providers,
clinical review of medical documentation and analysis of clinical
outcome metrics. The clinical performance metric review requires an
understanding of multiple VHA clinical websites/databases.
- In the absence of the Service Chief, the Deputy will provide
coverage for the Chief as per the service Continuity of Operations
- Other appropriate duties as assigned per the Chief, Primary
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Relocation incentive: Authorized for highly qualified
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular
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
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician
Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training and travel
once weekly to visit CBOC locations.
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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
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- 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
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.
Preferred Experience: board certification in Internal Medicine
or Family Medicine is preferred, but not required.
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: Physicians should be physically and
mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the
diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical
activity includes sitting, standing (for up to 2 hours), walking
(up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (intermittently, 45 lbs. or over),
reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Physician should
be emotionally and mental stable and capable of performing the
duties of the position.
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