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Staff Physician

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

The Staff Physician will work as leaders and members of a healthcare team that shares responsibility for comprehensive medical care with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. The core Primary Care team consists of the Primary Physician Provider, the team RN/Case Manager and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Veterans Health Administration Primary Care Model emphasizes a team-based approach to healthcare. As a team leader, the Primary Physician Provider must promote, maintain and nurture positive relationships with the goal of efficient healthcare delivery where each team member works at the top of his or her practice. Primary Physician Providers will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to the following:

  • Manages chronic conditions, evaluates and treats intercurrent medical conditions;
  • Collaborates with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care to an assigned panel of patients
  • Performs a variety of disease prevention related activities including gender and age specific screenings (e.g. breast and colo-rectal cancer), mental health screenings (e.g. depression, substance use& abuse, military sexual trauma and PTSD) and health promotion activities including immunizations, weight management and exercise counseling;
  • Screens for, evaluates and treats uncomplicated common mental health disorders, including depression and common addictions, with referrals made to mental health providers for further evaluation and treatment as appropriate;
  • Performs H&P and medical clearance examinations;
  • Performs common outpatient & office-based procedures;
  • Performs preliminary interpretation of common diagnostic tests including EKG and plain x-ray films;
  • Participates actively in delivering training in-service and for medical center disciplines and services; in teaching of medical fellows, residents, and students; and in supporting an environment that promotes excellence in health care and encourages continual learning;
  • Provides clinical supervision of mid-level providers, medical residents and students, as necessary; and
  • Performs other patient care related duties, as necessary. Work Schedule: 8AM - 430PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized.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.
    • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Preferred Experience Board eligible/board certified in family practice or internal medicine. Possess 2-3 years clinical experience. 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: Selectee should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. For additional information on Physical Standards please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
      • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
        • DD-214
        • Disability Compensation Letter
        • Resume
        • SF-15
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

          Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Dallas, Staff Physician, Healthcare, Dallas, Texas

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