Staff Physician (Primary Care)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | State College, PA

Posted Date 7/29/2019
Description The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center consists of a parent site, located in Altoona, PA and 5 community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in DuBois, Huntingdon, Indiana, Johnstown & State College, PA. The medical center serves Veterans from a 14 county area in Central PA, providing exceptional health care in the areas of Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Diagnostic Services, Urgent Care, Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Social Services, Specialty Care & Women's Health.The incumbent will function as a Staff Physician on a primary care team delivering primary health services to veterans in an outpatient setting. The physician provides history and physical examinations on outpatients, orders diagnostic tests, prescribes medications and determines appropriate treatment plans.

This position is located at the State College Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.

State College is centrally located in Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, 3 hours from Baltimore, MD, and less than 4 hours from Philadelphia.

Work Schedule: Tour of duty is varying daylight hours, Monday through Friday; however, weekend and evening hours may occur when Veteran needs arise. Travel to Altoona VAMC and other CBOCs as needed if staffing needs arise, but at the time of travel the individual will be reimbursed according to local guidelines.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Telehealth: Knowledge of Telehealth processes and procedures.

EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Service office.

A Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates 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.
Physical Requirements:
  • A pre-placement examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualification Standard.

Why work at the VA?
  • Typically physicians work a Monday through Friday daylight schedule.
  • Extensive annual paid time off:
    • 26 days paid vacation
    • 13 days paid sick leave
    • 10 paid federal holidays
  • A multitude of benefits options:
    • Health/Dental/Vision plans
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Three-pronged retirement plan
    • Life insurance
    • Long Term Care insurance program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Annual CME reimbursement
  • Access to the latest technologies
  • Locations across the country
* More information on the benefits of working at the VA can be found in the "Additional Information" section below.

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