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Staff Physician (Primary Care)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

This position has been approved for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please refer to"Duties Section below" for more information.

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED for highly qualified candidate.

This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 5/8/2020. Additional applications will be 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.The Primary Care Physician is responsible for providing patient care to their assigned panels, as well as help cover patients outside of their panels when staffing needs indicate a need for this. They are responsible to provide acute and chronic care, to include prevention through age and gender specific immunizations and screenings. The care provided is to comply with clinical practice guidelines as measured by the External Peer Review Program and the Clinical Reminder reports. The Primary Care Physician responsibilities may include teaching of medical students and house staff will comply with the GME requirements for teaching and supervision.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.

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.


    Preferred Experience:


    • 5+ years of experience in Primary Care Setting
    • Leadership/Supervisory experience
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal)
    • Strong skills utilizing electronic medical record system


      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: The Staff Physician for Primary Care position will require moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds, straight pulling 2-3 hours, walking (2-3 hours), standing (6-8 hours), kneeling 2-3 hours, repeated bending 4-6 hours, working alone, working outside and inside, and working closely with others.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Harlingen , Staff Physician (Primary Care), Healthcare , Harlingen, Texas

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