VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) is recruiting for a Primary Care Physician. He/She will serve as the provider for a panel of patients, be responsible for the continuing management of assigned patients including examination, medical care management, referrals, development, and operation of quality assurance programs including peer reviews, community clinic physicians and services, and physicians in the (VALBHS). Welcome to VA Long Beach Tibor Rubin- History To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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: Board Certified or Board Eligible Preferred Experience: Board Certified, Teaching Attending 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examinations and Evaluations. ["Major duties of the position include but are not limited to: Providing Comprehensive Primary Care for Veterans. 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. Evaluate and treat uncomplicated mental health disorders as well as substance use disorders. Preventative care (age-appropriate cancer screening e.g., colon, breast and cervical cancer - as well as weight management counseling, smoking cessation and immunizations, etc. Coordinate specialty care when needed and communicate with the specialty provider regarding the evaluation and treatment plan to ensure continuity of care. Responsible for reading and complying with all Medical Staff Bylaws. Responsible for delivery of primary care to patients enrolled in VALBHS. Physicians may be asked to manage a panel of patients primarily. Panel size is determined at the National level. Participating in special projects pertinent to the assigned section may be necessary as the need arises due to the strategy of other initiatives. Act as a surrogate for the patients of colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave. Collaborate with other staff, assist in resolving conflicts, and contribute to the accomplishment of VISN and Medical Center strategic goals and performance measures. Use computerized Patient Record System to review and update patient's electronic medical records. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Highly qualified individual may be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive in accordance with agency policy. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Is authorized to highly qualified candidates. EDRP Authorized: Is authorized to highly qualified candidates. Contact Natasha.Brant@va.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Miriam.email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: No Virtual: Not a virtual position Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.