Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Hyannis, MA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/23/2016 (62 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/23/2016 (30 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1772366

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

This Physician is located in the Primary Care Service and is not a bargaining unit position. This position is a permanent full-time position. The work schedule may vary and is subject to availability/on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until Wednesday, November 23, 2016. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the first cut-off date being 09/23/2016 with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days. Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

* 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.*

  • Provides appropriate care for Veterans ranging in age from 18 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs.
  • Provides preventive health care for Women Veterans of all ages; primary care evaluation and management of medical conditions; contraception and pre-pregnancy planning.
  • Manages a patient panel across the continuum of care to include: comprehensive health assessment; case management; continuity and coordination of care; patient advocacy and compliance with chronic disease, prevention and utilization indicators.
  • Conducts comprehensive health assessments; determine diagnoses and health care needs; and to construct health care plans based on effective therapeutic ability, consultation, patient education and established practice guidelines.
  • Coordinates patient care through patient management techniques within the assigned Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and implement the same functionality in PACTs.
  • Maintains effectiveness in recognizing emergency/acute situations and intervening in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Documents patients' health care clearly, adequately and accurately as defined by medical records documentation, chronic disease and prevention indicators.
  • Signs notes in a timely manner as dictated by Medial Center by-laws or the Primary Care Service Chief.
  • Oversees clinicians and mid-level providers and Allied Healthcare students.
  • Conducts or participates in clinical investigations to improve patient care.

A copy of the functional statement for this position can be made available upon request, after the closing date of vacancy announcement.

Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Designated and random drug testing required.
  • Current/full/unrestricted license to practice medicine/surgery in the U.S.

Basic Requirements

U.S. Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Education: Must possess a Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Licensure: Must possess a 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.

Note: 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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your résumé/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard This can also be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Applicants Please 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.

Physical Standards:The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may or may not be interviewed.


Benefits Package: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Annual (Vacation) Leave: Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

Additional Information:

  • Subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary period.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see
  • 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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $255,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 447101100

Job Announcement Number: DQ-16-JJS-1772366-OCA