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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Ambulatory/Outpatient Primary Care Clinic (Des Moines) in Des Moines, Iowa


----- RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE----- Physician - Ambulatory/Outpatient Primary Care Clinic Physicians provide care with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) that is patient-driven, proactive, personalized, team-based care focused on wellness and disease prevention resulting in Veteran satisfaction, improved healthcare and costs. Our patient centric approach teams up physicians with an RN Case Manager, LPN, and an administrative clerk.


Physicians have direct access to other care providers like clinical pharmacists, social workers, primary care based mental health and behavioral health providers, dieticians, and other clinical providers that will work together with you in shared or individualized patient visits. Full time physician panels are typically made up of up to 1,200 Veterans. Clinic schedules run one hour for new patients or preoperative clearances and 30 minutes for follow up appointments. Daily schedules will have built in time for administrative duties, i.e. documenting clinical visits and encounters in our electronic medical record system. DRAGON speech recognition and dictation software is available for those that request it. Some physicians may be assigned duties supervising an advanced practitioner (physician assistant or nurse practitioner). Common duties of the position may include: Physician will provide primary care outpatient services to all patients assigned to them. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting. Primary providers in the outpatient setting are assigned a panel of patients to manage. Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of primary care patients. During employment, participation in special projects pertinent to assigned sub-specialty may be necessary as the projects become available with strategic or other initiatives. Timely documentation in all areas in accordance with departmental policy. Work Schedule: Typical schedules are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday but we do offer some flexibility to this schedule and can be discussed during your interview. Full time providers will work 80 hours every two weeks unless on leave status. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment


Applicants 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. 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 certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. BLS and ACLS may be required to be maintained as a condition of employment.


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: 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: 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 must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and 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 office. If selected for this position, please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.