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. Applicants 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR (2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification upon entry. Preferred Experience: Recent Primary Care experience >1 year Board certification/board eligible 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (1/2 hour), hearing (aids may be permitted), working closely with others with the possibility of exposure to communicable diseases. ["Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), Primary Care Service is recruiting for a full time Primary Care Physician with state licensures in the Searcy Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Primary care is delivered via the team approach, utilizing the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. Each physician will work in conjunction with a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, and a medical support assistant to deliver care to a panel of approximately 1,200 Veterans. Occasional on-site coverage outside of the tour of duty may be required intermittently and infrequently. No overnight call requirement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Aaron.Fernau@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Performs and records history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visits.\n2. Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned.\n3. Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes documented encounters in a timely manner.\n4. While history and physical exams will typically be conducted during the direct face-to-face appointment, training and use of Video telehealth (VVC, CVT) is required. As appropriate, telehealth visits will be offered and completed to augment patient care.\n5. Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for both male and female veterans. 6. Orders diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient.\n7. Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts.\n8. Determines medical assessment and develops treatment plans according to accepted protocols.\n9. Prescribes medications according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law.\n10. Educates patients concerning medical conditions and recommended treatments. (Specific topics include nutritional counseling, need for smoking cessation, need for periodic immunizations and health screening tests, and other preventive health measures).\n11. Consults other specialties as appropriate, according to service agreements.\n12. Is available for collaboration with advanced practice providers as needed.\n13. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Occasionally, if patient needs arise, the incumbent of the above position may be detailed within the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System."]
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.