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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Brick
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Job Description:

The incumbent is designated as a Primary Care (PC) Physician assigned to one of the nine (9) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located within New' Jersey and under the directions of VANJHCS. The primary purpose of the Physician is to provide comprehensive medical care to a panel of patients. He/she will provide assistance of clinical, technical, specialized, and/or administrative support in nature to all administrative and clinical staff assigned to the CBOC.

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.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program if funds are available.


  • Performs an advanced, comprehensive and holistic health assessment, including a relevant health history and physical assessment.
  • Adapts assessment tools and techniques according to individual client needs, stage of development and cultural aspects.
  • Determines the need for, orders, performs, receives and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to establish a differential and working diagnosis.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources to identify and monitor a health situation.
  • Applies knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and best practice standards in selecting, prescribing and monitoring drugs to treat conditions, diseases, disorders and injuries within the NP's scope of practice and clinical practice setting.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing, history, physical assessment findings, diagnosis, and treatment plan when indicated.
  • Communicates progress and treatment options with the client and other members of the team, when indicated.
  • Consults with other health care providers in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Critically appraises and applies current, relevant research into clinical practice from an evidence-based framework.
  • Collaborates with the client and health care team in management and monitoring of a health situation by:
  • Assesses client needs by compiling qualitative and quantitative information about clients (e.g. epidemiological information, interviews, surveys, research findings, and community assessments).
  • Participates in the development of health promotion/prevention programs based on assessed needs, culture and evidence-based strategies and available resources for clients who are healthy or have acute or chronic conditions.
  • Participates in health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with others including the community, colleagues and other sectors.
  • Applies principles of teaching and learning when providing health education to individuals, families and groups.
  • Monitors, evaluates and modifies health promotion/prevention programs in partnership with the client and other members of the health care team.
  • Encourage clients to take responsibility for maintaining and/or improving health by increasing knowledge of, control over, and influence on, health determinants.
  • Implements primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for individuals, families, and communities or for specific age and cultural groups, in accordance with population health principles.
  • Accepts sole responsibility and accountability for all actions taken within his or her scope of practice.
  • Incorporates professional, legal, and ethical decision-making guidelines into the practice of Medicine.
  • Acts as a resource person, preceptor and/or mentor for students, residents and other health care professionals, and the community.
  • Demonstrates leadership in clinical practice to meet multiple health care needs.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary, and/or inter-professional research or meetings that relates to her/his practice.
  • Participates in emergency preparedness and environmental health planning as part of a team.


    Work Schedule: Permanent, Full-time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants 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: Certification in basic life support and advanced certification in life support (BLS/ACLS) is highly desirable.

      Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice 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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Brick , Physician (Primary Care), Healthcare , Brick, New Jersey

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