Physician (Primary Care)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Columbus, OH

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 844888

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .

At the Columbus VA, we honor those who serve through our unwavering commitment to provide the Excellent Care that every Veteran deserves. Columbus VA is a Veteran-centric medical center, where our doctors, nurses, and staff fully consider the comprehensive needs of Every Veteran. At Columbus VA, we consider it our mission to do everything we can, Every Time, to positively affect the lives of Veterans.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Salary is determined by the Compensation Panel based on qualifications, education and experience.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration is required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Subject to background and/or suitability investigation
  • English Language Proficiency required

DUTIES: This a full-time position located at the Chalmers P. Wylie VAACC in the Primary Care Department. Incumbent should be Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice or meet the current requirements to take the Board Examination by the ABIM, ABFP, AOBIM or AOBFP. Staff Physician is responsible for providing initial evaluation and follow-up visits. Incumbent uses physician order entry for all prescriptions, laboratory and radiology orders, consult requests and notes into the electronic medical record. Computer/keyboard skills required. Appropriate coding of all outpatient encounters.

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


· Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

· 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.

· Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

· Subject to background and/or suitability investigation.

· Must pass pre-employment physical.

· Must be board certified or eligible.

Preferred Experience

1. Background in ongoing outpatient primary care clinics.

2. Board certification in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS: 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. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

OTHER INFORMATION: This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...