Physician (Primary Care)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 9, 2020
****Recruitment or Relocation Incentives may be authorized to a
highly qualified applicant.****
This position has been approved for the Education Debt Reduction
Program. Please refer to"Duties Section below" for more
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:
If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you
must provide this information in your application.
If your school was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME) or Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the
American Osteopathic Association at the time of graduation, but is
no longer listed on the website, you must provide documentation of
accreditation with your application packet.
The Primary Care Physician (PCP) will provide basic diagnosis and
treatment of common illnesses and medical conditions. This will
include diagnostic techniques include interviewing the patient to
collect information on the present symptoms, prior medical history
and other health details, followed by a physical examination. Many
PCPs are trained in basic medical testing, such as interpreting
results of blood or other patient samples, electrocardiograms, or
x-rays. Some examinations are more complex and time intensive
diagnostic procedures these are usually obtained by referral to
specialists, with special training with a technology or increased
experience and patient volume that make a risky procedure safer for
the patient. After collecting data, the PCP arrives at a
differential diagnosis and, with the participation of the patient,
formulates a plan including (if appropriate) components of further
testing, specialist referral, medication, therapy, diet or
life-style changes, patient education, and follow up results of
treatment. Primary care physicians also counsel and educate
patients on safe health behaviors, self-care skills and treatment
options, and provide screening tests and immunizations.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:45 pm.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Note: This is a Bargaining Unit position.
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
and program start date is determined after review of a complete
EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education
Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position,
please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board Eligible or Board Certified in Family Practice, internal
medicine, or emergency medicine.
- BLS Qualified
- Electronic Medical Record Experience
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 Physician Primary Care position will
require heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), heavy carrying (45
pounds and over), straight pulling (1 hour), pulling hand over hand
(0.5 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, standing (6
hours), standing (6 hours), crawling (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour),
repeated bending (1 hour), and climbing-legs only (1 hour).
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