The VA San Diego Healthcare System is seeking a Primary Care Physician. The overarching purpose of VA San Diego's Primary Care Service is to "work with each veteran to provide the right care at the right time." This statement embraces our commitment to teamwork, to timely access for patients, and to delivery of the highest quality of care.VA San Diego's Primary Care program is on the cutting edge of clinical care, teaching and scholarship, affiliated with the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Recent innovations have focused on the implementation of the patient-centered medical home (known as Patient-Aligned Care Teams, or PACT, within VHA), to assure that veterans receive patient-centered care delivered by an engaged, collaborative, multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, clerical staff, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists and nutritionists. Virtual care modalities using phones, secure messaging (email), and telehealth are in place.
In the setting of continued growth, we are seeking new physician team members committed to patient-centered, team-based care and exhibiting an evident commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and quality. With clinics located in San Diego, individuals have opportunities not only for professional growth but also to balance work and home life in a community full of recreational, entertainment and cultural opportunities. VA offers generous paid time-off and also a competitive benefits package. We invite you to apply to become part of a dynamic team of healthcare professionals engaged in continuous improvement of the healthcare experience of our veteran patients and their families. Physician will be part of a healthcare team consisting of Physician, Registered Nurse, LVN, Pharmacist, Social Worker, and clerical staff providing primary care services, stressing health maintenance and preventative medicine. Serves veterans in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Refers for specialty services to the VA Hospital services for over 60,000 Veteran patients.
Primary Care Physicians are responsible for providing Comprehensive Primary Care for Veterans. The primary care provider should, in the context of a longitudinal relationship, fulfill all primary care needs, including acute and chronic illness, gender-specific PC, mental health (screen for conditions such as depression, substance use/abuse, military sexual trauma and PTSD, and evaluate and treat uncomplicated mental health disorders as well as substance use disorders and refer patients appropriately for further evaluation and treatment of sexual assault and military sexual trauma, mental health disorders and substance use disorders, and preventive care (age-appropriate cancer screening) along with coordination of care delivery.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30 PM. On Call may be required as needed for patient care. May be assigned to one of the CBOC (Community-Based Outpatient Clinic). May be discussed upon selection.
Bargaining Unit Position: No.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
*Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is highly desirable but not required.
*Meet requirements to obtain and maintain academic appointment with our affiliate university, University of California San Diego (UCSD).
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, December 17, 2015,Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (10-44lbs); Moderate Carrying (10-44lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Bending/stooping; Twisting; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40/ in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.
*IF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE NOT PROVIDED, YOU WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE. Documents 1-3 are required for every applicant, documents 4-5 are only required if they apply to you.*
3. Occupational Questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire(if applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you must complete the 1203FX.)
4. IF current/former Federal employee, you MUST include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. You may obtain this from your current Human Resources office or your e-Official Personnel Folder. The SF-50 must display: Title, Pay Plan, Occ Code, Grade, tenure, and Position Occupied. This includes ICTAP/CTAP documentation for displaced Federal employees, to include a copy of the agency notice in addition to your last SF-50.
5. IF prior military service, you MUST include a copy of your DD-214 Form for each period of service(Member-4 copy showing type of discharge and dates of service). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability must also submit a copy of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833. If you are on terminal leave from active duty, attach a letter from your commander indicating the data of discharge and type of discharge.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1974197.
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.