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Staff Physician (PACT)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Asheville
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): CAYN-10403161-19-CC.

The Charles George VA Medical Center is recruiting for One (1) Full-Time, Staff Physician (PACT) in Primary Care Services.

1st Consideration will be given to current, "Permanent employees of Charles George VA Medical Center employees".

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens.

For more information on the"Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Current, Permanent Federal Civilian Employee Definitions document.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provision of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding.The Charles George VA Medical Center is seeking an outstanding Physicians to join our Primary Care team in Asheville, North Carolina. He/she will provide comprehensive primary care and preventative care to primary care patients, under the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. The type of care is served to the Veteran population with diseases consistent to those seen in the general population. A major focus is in preventative medicine.

Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Provides a full range of clinical services including assessment and using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care in their specialty.
  • Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients.
  • Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical Center to which they are assigned and has clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation, and management.
  • Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
  • Order diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
  • Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPAA policies.
  • Specific tasks are itemized in each physician's Credentialing and Privileging.
  • and other duties assigned


    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

    Function Statement/#: STAFF PHYSICIAN (PRIMARY CARE) VM-0602-15 / 0000

    Compressed/Flexible: Not Available

    Telework: Not Available

    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Maybe authorized for qualified Applicants.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.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.
    • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: Current BLS required/ACLS desirable.

      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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Asheville , Staff Physician (PACT), Healthcare , Asheville, North Carolina

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