Physician

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Coudersport, PA

Posted Date 4/15/2019
Description This position is located at the Coudersport VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Coudersport, PA. The position is under the Medical VA Care Line of the VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. The Physician will serve as a intermittent Fee Basis provider at the Coudersport CBOC which offers primary care services, to include home based primary care (HBPC), for Veterans in Northern PA, Potter and Tioga counties.Duties include:
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team that includes nursing, social work, dietetics, clinical pharmacy, behavioral health and clerical support.· Perform and record history and physical examinations, and record data from clinic visit.
  • Evaluate, consult, develop diagnoses, and manage the primary care panel of patients assigned.
  • Enter progress notes in computerized medical record and complete workload documentation in a timely manner.
  • Provide medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for female veterans.
  • Order diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient.
  • See patients via VA approved, secure video and telemedicine modalities.
  • Provide timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts.
  • Determine medical assessment and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols.
  • Prescribe medication according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law.
  • Collaborate with an assigned mid-level provider and complete collaborative case reviews as assigned.

Work Schedule: Intermittent - Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Relocation MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/14/2019.
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: Due to primary care duties, Board Certification in Internal/Family Medicine is 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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.

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