The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System consists of two medical centers, three large multi-specialty outpatient clinics and eight small community-based primary care outpatient clinics. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is a tertiary care facility, identified as the most complex VA health care system, that is also an active teaching hospital, with an extensive array of specialty services. 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. 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: Use of fingers, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, hearing (aid permitted). Environment Factors, working closely with others, working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), working around moving objects and vehicles, protracted or irregular hours of work. Drive a motor vehicle. ["Perform comprehensive history, examination, Diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions. Work as a Primary Care Provider providing care for both male and female patients. Provide preventive health for both male and female patients Initial diagnosis of allergic and immunologic disease and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of cardiac diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of dermatologic diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of endocrine and metabolic diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of hematological and oncologic diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of infectious diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of neuropsychiatric diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of pulmonary diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of renal diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Initial diagnosis of rheumatologic diseases and ongoing treatment of uncomplicated cases Chronic disease management of medical diseases including hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, chronic pain, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using clinical practice guidelines Assessment of symptoms and problems which may suggest the need for surgical intervention with referral for consultation from surgical specialists in the following specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics/Podiatry, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery Interpretation of EKGs Foreign body removal Knowledge of or willingness to learn and incorporate virtual care visits. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See \"Additional Information\" section below for more details."]
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.