The selected candidate will serve as the ClinicLead in Southern AZ VA Health Care System's (SAVAHCS) SierraVista VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The selected physician will serve as both the cliniclead and provide comprehensive clinical care to a panel of adult patients, from young adult to elderly. The physician will provide clinical direction to his/her clinic team to optimize patient health and work seamlessly with multidisciplinary team members. The physician and his/her team will support Veteran health care goals and patient satisfaction. The selected physician will achieve quality care standards, order appropriate diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, consult with specialty services and document care in computerized/electronic medical records. The selectee will provide team guidance in patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to service excellence using the VA's Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) `medical home' model. The incumbent will be responsible for insuring clinic operations, supporting and leading clinic staff in implementing Veteran's Health Administration and SAVAHCS initiatives and achieving organizational goals. The physician selectee will support hiring, orientation, retention and evaluation of physicians and advanced practice nurses. Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is preferred.
Clinical Contact:Dr.John K. Leesat (520) 792-1450, ext. 5157 or Dr. Daniel Collins at (520) 219-2418 or ext. 3346.
Federal Benefits for Full Time Physicians:
26 days paid vacation per year
13 days sick leave per year
10 paid holidays
15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
Pay for performance up toan amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education (Full-time staff only)
Liability protection for Federal Employees
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
1. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
2. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
3. 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.
4. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible inInternal Medicine/Family Practiceby the AmericanBoard of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or America Board of Family Practice (ABFM).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in an outpatient?,setting under normal and emergent conditions. Heavy lifting 45 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 45 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 6 hours per day; repeated bending up to 2-4 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes: (Please note that applicants who fail to submit all required documents will not be considered for this position.)
2. Responses to the questionnaire
3. If claiming Veterans Preference, you must include a copy of your DD-214. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.
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Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1990797.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.