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Physician - Primary Care

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

The Primary Care Physician is responsible for providing care to approximately 12 to 20 patients daily in an outpatient setting.

Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

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.Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Provide care to patients daily in an outpatient setting to include: diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Consultations to other services when requested
  • Responsible for all facets of acute outpatient care
  • Assist in completing quality management reviews
  • Responsible for the successful achievement of applicable Performance Measures and Monitors
  • Take an active part in the peer review process and timely completion of physician's reviews
  • Must be computer literate with computer skills required to access and input electronic medical documentation


    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    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 or qualified for examination by the American Board of Internal Medicine, or other appropriate specialty certifying boards.

      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 Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires light carrying, under 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 1 to 8 hours, standing 1 to 8 hours, repeated bending 1 to 8 hours, both legs required, 20/40 vision in each eye with or without correction, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work.

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