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Physician-General Internal Medicine/Family Medicine (Primary Care Provider)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements 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 Services Office.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is currently recruiting for Primary Care Providers who will be responsible for assessment and care of new and returning patients with any number of medical problems (e.g. hypertension), diabetes, ischemic heart disease, COPD). He/she is responsible for ordering diagnostics, consultations, medications and other therapies as medically indicated, meeting preventative health maintenance needs, completing all required VA computer documentation including clinical reminders and screenings in a timely manner.Duties include but not limited to;


  • Evaluation, Including performance of H&P (history and physical).
  • Diagnosis, consultations, and treatment of adult patients with medical illnesses.
  • Perform diagnostic or therapeutic joint aspiration/injection, soft tissue injection, routine women exams,( breast exam, cytologic pap smear testing, cervical HPV testing) laceration repair, foreign body removal, abscess incision and drainage, and wound debridement.
  • Care for patients virtually including via telemedicine, secure messaging and phone based. Perform preliminary interpretation of ECG and radiographic studies.
  • Provider may be assigned to manage a panel or may serve as float provider to see patients for urgent issues. Providers also may cover a panel of patients when a provider is on leave and this may be done in person or virtually including telemedicine. Additional support may be extended virtually to other clinics that need assistance as well as capacity allows.
  • Be a part of a primary care team with heavy reliance on team based care and collaboration. Supervise residents fellows and other in training when available.
  • Other duties as required.


    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredThis is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2020. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be February 26, 2020, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    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: Board Certified/Board Eligible Physician.

      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: Light carrying less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking 6 hours, standing 6 hours, repeated bending 2 hours, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, to 20/40OU in other eye, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), prosthetics permitted.

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