Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: May 9, 2020
The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System (VAEKHCS) is currently
recruiting for Primary Care Physicians (Outpatient) located in
Topeka, St Joseph CBOC and Leavenworth, KS. Board certification or
Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine is preferred. You will be
responsible for providing primary care for a diverse group of
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:
and length of practice will be considered by a Market Pay Review in
determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market
Work Schedule: Traditional/non-Traditional Shifts
Financial Disclosure Report: Inpatient/Outpatient Scope of
Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized for highly
qualified applicants. PCS is the relocation of a household in
connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities
(exceeding a 50 mile radius). For more information go to
This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for
this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be
considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will be
referred to selecting official on a weekly basis OR until the
closing date of this announcement. Applicants need not re-apply
once the application is referred to the selecting official.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction
Program. The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligible
applicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement of
qualifying educational loans. Please contact Human Resources at
this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction
Program Coordinator for additional information.
Clinical duties include providing primary care medical services in
outpatient clinics, providing inpatient/emergency care, providing
inpatient/outpatient coverage, back up coverage for the emergency
room, and taking calls for inpatient coverage. You will contribute
to the achievement of quality care standards, write orders for
diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, take calls for inpatient
coverage, consult with specialty services and utilize
computerized/electronic medical records. Also, the select will
provide patient care in accordance with professional standards,
core values and commitment to service excellence. Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS) certification required within 6 months of
appointment and Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
The employee shall participate in activities of the VAMC that are
designed to meet the requirements of the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Commission)
and other regulatory agencies as they apply to the position.To
qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by
the closing date of this announcement, 03/25/2021.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification or Board eligibility in
Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Experience refers to paid and
unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National
Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other
organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions;
spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build
critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide
valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid
employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience,
including volunteer experience.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching
above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing
(6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required;
ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;
near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in
one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish
basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).
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