This is an open continuous announcement and may be used to fill additional vacancies as they become available. Those who apply early will receive first consideration. The first initial cut-offdate for this announcement will be 5/15/2017.
Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine. VA also offers:
* Clinical, educational and leadership opportunities
* Competitive salaries (annual performance bonus) and a healthy work/life balance
* 26 days vacation, 13 days paid annual sick leave, 10 Federal holidays
* Health insurance, free Malpractice coverage and retirement (pension+401k) type plan w/up to 5% matching contribution
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking physicians for full-time positions in our Primary Care program. If selected, applicants will provide outpatient primary care services to a diverse Veteran population at our Grayson County Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).
Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Recent, successful experience in primary care is preferred.
The Louisville VAMC has an academic affiliation with the University of Louisville. The VA offers an attractive salary and excellent benefits. The salary range for full time primary care physicians is currently $176,967- $224,553. Training, board certification and prior experience are considered in salary determination decisions.
The VA and assumes liability for tort claims associated with care provided in the course of official VA duties, and VA physicians are not required to carry individual malpractice insurance for care provided in VA practice.
The Louisville metropolitan area has population of nearly 1,000,000. Louisville is located in north central Kentucky, near mountains and lakes, and is within a day's drive of most of the large metropolitan areas in the central U.S. Quality of life is excellent, with moderately priced and plentiful housing, ease of commuting to work, availability of quality public schools, outstanding cultural opportunities, and exciting annual Kentucky Derby Festival events. For specific information, please contact Renee Dodge, MD at Renee.Dodge@va.gov
The employee shall provide services which include, but are not limited to, diagnosing, treating and managing patients with typical primary care (including the routine care of women patients)conditions according to usual and acceptable or customary standards of medical practice. The provider will follow VA established clinical and preventative guidelines and document accordingly. The physician will report to the Chief, Primary Care. The physician will work independently, caring for outpatients in an established clinic. Specialists and other primary care providers are available for consultation. The physician will be expected to cooperate and collaborate fully with other staff members in meeting the medical care needs of VAMC patients. The physician will participate in medical duties and functions related to quality of care review and process improvement. The physician may be asked to participate on various committees and task forces as assigned and attend required meetings. The Physician will serve as a resource for Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who are also delivering primary care and responds to all staff in the primary care teams in regards to patient concerns.
PRIMARY DUTY STATION: One (1) position will work fromGrayson County Community-based Clinic.
WORK SCHEDULE: Clinics are open weekdays, closed on Federal holidays. Primary care physicians do not have night or weekend call responsibilities. The specifics of physician schedules will be discussed during the interview process.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13"to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous material.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: 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. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
- U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed ONLY if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
- English language proficiency
- Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employmentwill be required.
- Licensure and Registration - Current, full,and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
- Educational requirements - 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Selection Criteria for this position: These are considered to be enhancing.
- Background in ongoing outpatient primary care
- Board certification or eligibility in internal medicine/family medicine
- Prior experience working with either active duty or veteran population
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC (e.g., Company/organization name, position title, dates of employment (month/year), and number of hours per week). WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your résumé/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0602.htm
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Cover letter.
- CV or Resume.
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of servicewith honorable or general discharge(optional). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50, that its not an award or general adjustment- Notification of Personnel Action. (optional).
- OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment ( http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/OF.asp )
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for our application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a determination of ineligible.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: FAX Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1950255
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.