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Physician (Primary Care)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Job Description:

This is an open and continuous standing register announcement which will be used to fill Primary Care (PACT) Physician positions at any VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare system location, on any schedule or appointment type to include a"float" location. The presence of a location on this announcement does not necessarily indicate a current vacancy. Applications will be reviewed and referred as needed.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.If you are a Physician please apply under this vacancy.

If you are a Physician Assistant please apply under announcement # 10572176

If you are a Nurse Practitioner please apply under announcement # 10572178

The PACT Physician will care for Veterans with compassion and quality to maximize achievement of health goals and improve quality of life. The incumbent will be and is responsible for providing initial evaluation and follow-up visits to a panel of assigned patients. Incumbent uses physician order entry for all prescriptions, laboratory and radiology orders, consult requests and notes in the CPRS program. Review of laboratory, radiology, procedure and consultation reports and communication of abnormal results to patients and ensure appropriate coding of all outpatient encounters. Work in a team atmosphere delivering primary care to patients. The candidate must be qualified to provide Women's Health services in addition to comprehensive care to a panel of adult patients, from young adult to elderly.

The physician will provide care to optimize patient health, work seamlessly with other health care team members and support VA patient satisfaction initiatives. The physician will be expected to provide medical care services and evaluation of Veterans with compassion and will provide education and counseling of Veterans and families regarding preventative care, medical conditions, treatment, and drugs.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri. Scheduled to be back up for the on-call Medical Officer of the Day.

On call only required if MOD is not available. Night call, weekend shifts, and holidays may be required periodically.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA Handbook 1021. Employees must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services team. Participation in EDRP is contingent on the availability of EDRP funding and is not guaranteed.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


    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: Light lifting, under 25 pounds; light carrying, under 25 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (8 hours); standing (8 hours); repeated bending (1 hour); and hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work and occasional emotional strain.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsfield , Physician (Primary Care), Healthcare , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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