Physician, Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Primary Care (Telehealth)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: July 19, 2020
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal
pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base
Pay + Market Pay)
This position is eligible for an education loan reimbursement
program (See Additional Information section for details).
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:
is open to recruitment in North Texas, Central Texas, Valley
Coastal Bend and South Texas. Provider needs to be within commuting
distance of a VA facility in one of these VAMC catchment areas. (El
Paso and Big Spring catchment areas are excluded due to being in a
different OIT region)
Travel 25% or greater. Provider will be allowed to telework and
will follow local telework procedures. Provider will also be
required to travel to telehealth spoke site which will be somewhere
in VISN 17 for one week every 90 days.
The incumbent will provide direct patient care full time and work
as a member of an expanded healthcare team (social worker,
dietician, clinical pharmacists, behavioral health clinician, and a
care manager) to oversee and coordinate medical care for a
population of Veterans in a group practice setting utilizing the
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Provides comprehensive care for Veterans for a panel size of
approximately 900 patients or serve walk-ins.
- Perform initial histories and physical examination on
outpatients using CVT technology and/or face-to-face
- Provide ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients
- Screen outpatients to determine the new for further
- Prescribe medications within defined scope of practice
- Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays,
- Review need for and order health promotion and disease
- Initiate respond to and expediate request for consultations,
special tests and studies
- Provide education and counseling of patients and families in
preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed
treatments and drugs.
- The incumbent Must have access to high speed broadband home
The practice emphasizes evidence-based medicine, primary and
secondary preventative medicine, the use of computerized medical
record system and continuous quality improvement based on
individualized provider data.
The physician may sometimes need to work alone but can request
assistance from other medical staff (including other telehealth
primary care staff, as well as staff in the Emergency Room or
inpatient service at the nearest VA medical center when needed).
Special training will be provided to utilize CVT technology.
There is minimal administrative work, but the physician will be
required to attend staff meetings, team meetings, some committee
meetings, and complete some peer review evaluations.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Bargaining Unit Position.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Pay: Competitive salary, possible annual performance bonus, regular
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual
leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays).
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and
VHA Physician's BrochureApplicants pending the completion of
educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred
and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all
requirements are met.
- 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.
Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on
Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American
Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was
granted.(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2)
above, facility officials must verify with the Educational
Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant
has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of
the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board certified or eligible in Internal medicine or family
medicine with at least 5 years of outpatient primary care practice
experience, with at least one year of Telehealth experience.
PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS
a. Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. 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.
Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of
fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far
vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other;
Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted);
standing 4-6 hours; walking 4-6 hours
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