We are seeking an immediate fill for full-time Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physicians to serve at themain campus of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center inMountain Home (Johnson City), TN. This physician must coordinate care for a panel of outpatients as assigned by MHVAMC, evaluate and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinic setting, perform histories and physical exams, perform office procedures within privileges as appropriate, prescribe medications as appropriate. Incumbent must order routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests and provide initial interpretation of results, communicate test results to patients, respond to questions and other inquiries from patients, initiate or expedite requests for consultations and special tests. The physician selected must also provide education to the patient and family as necessary, screens patients to determine the need for hospitalization, communicate clinical findings to other providers using the Computerized Patient Record System, function as managing physician for a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as assigned by MHVAMC. Incumbent must be capable of consistent communication and treatment of ourveterans, their representatives, visitors and all VA staff in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner. The physician will provide the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures and will handle conflicts and problems when dealing with customers constructively and appropriately, and other duties as described.
Work Schedule: This tour of duty is primarily Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. This tour may be temporarily changed to fulfill the needs of the service by the Chief, Primary Care.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS)Expenses are not authorized for this position.
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.
Education. 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. Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Licensure. 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 or its equivalent, 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
English Language Proficiency. Must be proficientin spoken and written English.
Grade Determinations: The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
All forms MUST be signed and dated. Forms without signatures and dates will NOT be accepted.
The following documents are required:
CV or Resume' - Your resume' should include a description of job duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. Descriptions of job duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience.
OF306 - Declaration for Employment -This document is preferred, but not required at this phase of the application process. Please note, this form has been recently updated and is available at this link: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf
Responses to the questionnaire.
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
Most Recent SF-50 - Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that indicates time in grade, proof of status (career or career conditional) and type of service. (Not an Award SF-50).
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 1982662.
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.
Manual applications will be accepted from James H. Quillen VAMC employees.