Physician (Primary Care)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: June 19, 2020
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:
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 -
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.
- 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
- 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
Board Certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
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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