Primary Care Physician - Women's Health (Jacksonville CBOC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 658097000
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 To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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: Board certification in Internal medicine or Family Medicine is preferred. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted) ["Welcome to Jacksonville, NC - the City where heroes are born and train. We are the proud home of Camp Lejeune, the largest Marine Corps base in the Eastern United States. In Jacksonville, NC, we honor our storied past and anticipate our exciting future. We are a City on and of the water, and we invite you to fish, paddle, swim, run and play in our community. You'll find no shortage of athletic challenges here, from road races to soccer and softball tournaments. Our festival pop up year round too like Winterfest with snowy fun and Jacksonville Jamboree in the Spring. Enjoy the tastes of our multicultural flavors, coffee shops and craft brews. Take time to wander through the Lejeune Memorial Gardens to learn about our military heritage and honor our Veterans. Hospitality, a patriotic spirit, and military heritage thrive here. Come, join us in Jacksonville where you will receive a warm hero's welcome.\nhttps://visitjacksonvillenc.com/\nhttps://jacksonvilleonline.org/\nhttps://www.jacksonvillenc.gov/ The Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System (VACHCS), Women's Health Service Line is seeking a to hire a Comprehensive Women's Health Primary Care Physician. The Physician will serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide Comprehensive Women's Health and Primary Care to Veterans. The physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of patients and family members, play an active role in the multi-disciplinary health care team, promote preventive health measures, manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients and those patients assigned to other team members when circumstances require. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available to highly qualified candidates\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible candidates may apply\nEDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Primary duties include: Provide comprehensive Women's Health and Primary Care for female Veterans of all ages, including a large number of younger patients. Provide preventive health care; primary care evaluation and management of chronic and acute medical conditions; gender specific care, etc. gynecological care, birth control counseling and management, pre conception care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, HPV vaccinations, pelvic exams, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, pelvic/abdominal pain, menstrual concerns, vaginal symptoms (dryness/infections), urinary incontinence, initial infertility evaluation, menopause evaluation and treatment (hormone replacement), osteoporosis screening and treatment, mammograms, wellness and health living, nutrition and weight management, smoking cessation, and patient education to Veterans in the PACT setting; outpatients include both scheduled and unscheduled Veterans. Function as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary Women's Clinic team, including nursing, pharmacy, gynecology, social work, mental health and nutrition, to provide a comprehensive team-based care and participate in quality improvement activities to enhance care. Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in the Primary Care team setting; outpatients include both scheduled and unscheduled Veterans; Establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems; Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services; Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral; Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment; Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications; Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00-4:30"]
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.