Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Wilkes Barre, PA

Posted Date 9/05/2019
Description Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is looking for a Full Time Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician to provide Primary Care Services at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be authorized. Responsibilities will include services such as:

1. Care of acute and chronic illness including routine detection, management of diseases and medication management.

2. Preventive care such as age appropriate cancer screening, e.g. colorectal cancer screen.

3. Prevention of osteoporosis and treatment.

4. Immunizations.

5. Smoking Cessation and Weight Management counseling.

6. Alcohol use screen, counseling and referral for treatment.

7. Depression/ PTSD screening, evaluation and referral to Mental Health Clinic as appropriate.

8. Elective referral to specialty care will be at Wilkes-Barre - examples include ophthalmology, podiatry, physical therapy and social work as needed.

9. Gender specific care such as pelvic/breast exam, contraception counseling, management of menopause related concerns and initial evaluation and management of gender specific concerns.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Extended hours may be required.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized.
Financial Discloser Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/02/2020.

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.

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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to preform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

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