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Physician, Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Primary Care (Telehealth)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: July 19, 2020

Job Description:

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Position 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 PACT model.

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 visits
  • Provide ongoing outpatient care for assigned patients
  • Screen outpatients to determine the new for further care
  • Prescribe medications within defined scope of practice
  • Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms
  • Review need for and order health promotion and disease prevention measures
  • 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 Internet connection.

    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 salary increases.

    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 retirement).

    Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.

    CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.

    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

    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.

    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.

      Approved schools are:

      (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or

      (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 certification.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Physical requirements outlined below.

        Preferred Experience:

        • 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.


          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.

          Physical Requirements:

          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

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Cedar Park , Physician, Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Primary Care (Telehealth), Healthcare , Cedar Park, Texas

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