Physician (Primary Care)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 24, 2022
The Primary Care Physician serves as a primary care
physician/provider for a panel of patients. He/She is responsible
for the continuing management of assigned patients to include
examination, medical care management, coordination of consultation,
referral of patients, development and operation of quality
assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews,
community clinic physicians and services and physicians in Bay
Pines Healthcare System Services.
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* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
02/03/2022 to 12/31/2022
$219,000 - $250,000 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
Few vacancies in the following locations:
* Bay Pines, FL
* Bradenton, FL
* Cape Coral, FL
* Naples, FL
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* Palm Harbor, FL
* Port Charlotte, FL
* Saint Petersburg, FL
* Sarasota, FL
* Sebring, FL
* Remote job
* 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
* 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 is amended to include the most recent updated
This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until
December 31, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection
is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified
applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two
weeks from the opening date of the announcement.
Physician (PrimaryCare) duties consist of but are not limited to
* Coordinates preventive health care needs according to guidelines
established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and sound medical
* Measurement of clinical performance is based upon quality
reviews, completion of clinical reminders in CPRS, participation in
medical center committees, and other methods.
* Have a responsibility to accommodate assigned patient's emergent
* Supervision of Physician Assistants (PA), ARNPs and Residents is
a part of the physician responsibility.
* Will participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and functions
as a team member.
* Be active in the management of the primary care profiles to
insure appropriate timeliness and care including maintenance of
health and treatment of illness.
* Documenting and or co-signing resident/fellow daily patient
encounters appropriately and in a timely fashion.
* Responsible for delivery cost-effective care and referring
patients to other specialized servicesonly when appropriate.
* Responsible for providing primary care to a daily or extended
assigned defined panel of primary care patients.
* Provide direct patient care full time and work as a member of an
expanded healthcare team (social worker, dietician, clinical
pharmacist, behavioral health clinician, and a nurse care manager)
to oversee and coordinatemedical care for a population of Veterans
in a group practice setting utilizing the Patient Aligned Care Team
* Expected to practice in accordance with professional standards,
core values, and with a commitmentto service excellence.
* Provide primary care to a daily or extended assigned defined
panel of primary care patients.
* Expected to practice in accordance with professional standards,
core values, and with a commitmentto service excellence.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Physician (Primary Care)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is authorized to highly
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment):
Authorized, see details in 'Education section'
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
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* 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
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.
* 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.
* Internal Medicine or Family Medicine preferred
* Significant experience clinical experience in primary care, or
* 3-year approved ACGME or equivalent residency 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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds; light
carrying, under 15 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers;
Both hands required; Walking (6hrs); Standing (6hrs); Repeated
bending (2hrs); Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor
vehicle; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in
the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to
distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors;
Hearing (aid permitted); Mental/emotional stability; Ability to
perform privileges; Independently performs physical exam as
appropriate to position; Cognitive stability.
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 additional
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 service
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
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.
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.
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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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