Physician (HBPC Medical Director)

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
Fayetteville is nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, and is an outdoor paradise with hiking, golfing, fishing, rafting, boating, and four distinct seasons. Fayetteville is the home of the University of Arkansas "Razorbacks" which provides the community with a college atmosphere. The area is home to several fortune 500 businesses such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J. B. Hunt Trucking, who have been generous benefactors for the community and the arts. In the neighboring community of Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum recently open and was labeled as one the top 10 must see places in America. Fayetteville has outstanding public schools, excellent parks and trail system and is ranked as 7th "best college sports town" and 8th for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Fayetteville is ranked as 7th best city in America to work, live and play by Kiplinger. The cost of living is 91% of the national average with affordable housing available in all price ranges. Northwest Arkansas has an excellent airport with direct flights to Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Denver. For additional information go to or .
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln''s promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America''s Veterans.
Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive: Recruitment incentive or relocation incentive are negotiable.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program . Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
This is an open continuous announcement. All qualified applications received for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration until a selection has been made. Applications will be referred beginning May 12, 2014. After 5/12/14 applications will be referred on a weekly basis and the position may be filled at any time. NOTE: Applicant''s education and length of practive (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
Must pass pre-employment examination. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Current full and unrestricted license to practice medicine required. Must be proficient in written and spoken English language
The HBPC Medical Director at the Veterans Health Care Systems of the Ozarks (VHSO) in the Primary Care Service must be a physician who is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the Home Based Primary Care team. NOTE: In facilities with academic affiliations, the HBPC Medical Director is encouraged to have a faculty appointment and be involved in academic activities. The HBPC Medical Director is responsible for:
a. Collaborating with the HBPC Program Director to:
(1) Provide leadership to the HBPC Program.
(2) Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the HBPC Program.
(3) Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of HBPC''s performance improvement plan.
(4) Advocate for HBPC with VHA leadership and the medical community.
(5) Jointly select HBPC team members.
b. Providing clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans.
c. Being readily available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise.
d. Participating in HBPC team meetings.
e. Keeping the HBPC team apprised of medical care advances and practice standards.
f. Arranging physician coverage and communicating the plan of coverage to the HBPC team.
g. Serving as back-up for other HBPC team physicians seeing patients independently and with team memebrs.
h. Collaborating with other HBPC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on program development issues.
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required. Licensure and Registration: Physicians must have a 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.
Physical Standards: Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, including the possibility of a drug screen.
English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Family Medicine/Internal Medicine, Geriatic Medicine, Palliative Care, with additional certification or Fellowship trqaining in Geriatric Medicine or Palliative Care. Previous experience working within a team based collaborative care model and/or home based care model and the ability to use CPRS is desired.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Applicants can find the qualification standards at: .
PLEASE NOTE : Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or
Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below. You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to douglas. .
If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 02, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You must provide a complete Application Package. Failure to provide the documentation listed below will result in being rated ineligible and your application package will be deactivated.
1. CV or Resume.
2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at ).
3. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action: if currently employed in the VA system, include latest non-award SF-50 showing your series, grade, step and tenure.

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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX - Occupational Questionnaire Form) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1111203
2. Fax your documents to .
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us .
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Applications will be referred on a weekly basis and the position may be filled at any time.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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