Primary Care Physician at the Morristown VA Clinic
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Morristown, New Jersey
Internal Number: 666504500
The position of CBOC Primary Car Physician is located at his/her assigned CBOC location (any of 10 clinic sites) within New Jersey and operates under VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS). The CBOCs are a section within Ambulatory Care Service under the Section Chief the CBOCs who reports to the Associate Chief of Staff/Ambulatory Care Service. 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. Additional Requirement: Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Board Certification 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical lifts are provided in the Veterans' homes. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, procedures, and home settings. The incumbent will have to drive in the community to deliver care to the Veterans in their homes. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nYes EDRP Authorized: Contact:VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov. the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 GENERAL DUTIES: -Performs an advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment. -Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual client needs, stage of development and cultural aspects. -Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a differential and working diagnosis. -Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to identify and monitor a health situation. -Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders and injuries within the Physicians scope of practice and clinical practice setting. - Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan when indicated. - Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated. - Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner. - Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework. - Collaborates with the client and health care team in management and monitoring of a health situation by: - Assesses client needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments). - Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based strategies and available resources for clients who are healthy or have acute or chronic conditions. - Participates in health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with others including the community, colleagues and other sectors. - Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing health education to individuals, families and groups. - Monitors, evaluates and modifies health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with the client and other members of the health care team. - Encourage clients to take responsibility for maintaining and/or improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and influence on, health determinants. - Implements primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles. - Accepts sole responsibility and accountability for all actions taken within his or her scope of practice. - Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making guidelines into the practice of Medicine. - Acts as a resource person, preceptor and/or mentor for students, residents and other health care professionals, and the community. - Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple health care needs. - Participates in interdisciplinary, and/or inter-professional research or meetings that relates to her/his practice. - Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health planning as part of a team. - Accepts personal responsibility for ongoing professional development related his/her competence, including, but not limited to, continuing education related to prescriptive authority and health management. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday , 8am-4:30pm"]
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.