This vacancy posting is a standing register and will be used to fill future Primary Care positions at a variety of locations. This posting does not constitute current open positions. Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials as vacancies are identified. Applicants can choose to apply for up to 5 locations. This position provides primary care for Veterans. The physical location(s) of the position(s) will be based on future vacancies and will be aligned to the VA Portland Health Care System, Roseburg VA Health Care System, VA Boise Medical Medical Center, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC), or one of the Clinical Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) aligned to the locations listed in the posting. The patient population ranges from adult to geriatrics. The primary care physician will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veteran's medical needs. This position may serve as a Physician in a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT consisting of a primary care provider, an RN Care Manager, a Clinical Associate (LPN or Health Tech/Medical Assistant, and a clerical associate) setting and will be responsible for providing medical care in an outpatient setting following PACT principles. May provide medical care using Telehealth for remote patients, or travel to other CBOCs to cover provider shortage. The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: Practices as an independent provider utilizing direct face-to-face visits, telephone visits, and veteran video connect visits (VVC). Assesses the safety needs of patients, practices, promotes and implements current safety policies and procedures and improves environmental and operational safety as needed. Identifies Quality Improvement (QI) issues and participates in QI monitoring and in evaluation of clinical practice. Utilizes Quality Improvement (QI) findings to improve quality of care and provides leadership in adhering to and promoting practice based on current standards of clinical practice. Contributes to the achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement and patient satisfaction. Functions with minimal clinical and administrative oversight by the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care. May be assigned to any of the outpatient clinics within the catchment area. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates for all locations EDRP Authorized: Authorized for all locations Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP has been authorized for this position. After a selection is made, the local EDRP coordinator will provide further details. Program eligibility and award amount is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday with tours from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm; work schedule(s) may vary by location. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.