Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Primary Care in Port Charlotte, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Port Charlotte, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825912

Port Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic

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.

The Physician position will be assigned to the Port Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Port Charlotte, FL

As a Veterans Administration Physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of the VA, you will have a wide range opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated healthcare system in the nation, but we also provide other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standard board Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Special Employment Consideration:VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


The Bay Pines Veterans Healthcare System (BPVAHCS) is seeking an eligible Physician for the Port Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Port Charlotte, FL. The selectee for this position is responsible for the management of patients to include examinations, medical care, coordination of consultation, referral of patients, development and operation of quality assurance and utilization programs including peer reviews. Including other duties but not limited to:

  • Coordinates healthcare needs according to Department of Veterans Administration (VA) guidelines and sound medical practice.
  • Essential element is the active knowledge of Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).
  • Measurement of clinical performance is based of quality reviews, completion of clinical reminders in CPRS, participation in medical center committees and other methods.
  • Active knowledge of the patient care processes of the Department of VA, the Healthcare System and its clinics is maintained.
  • Uses CPRS for progress notes, orders and medical records review and completion in a timely manner. knowledge of and abide by Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Bylaws, VHA Rules and Regulations and have familiarization with existing VA specific clinical guidelines.
  • Responsible for management of the assigned panel of patients.

Position Title: Staff Physician (Primary Care)

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Fair Labors Standards Act: Yes

Tour of Duty: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., subject to extended hours, weekends, nights, irregular tours and/or holidays.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive up to $15,000, may be authorized, with a Three Year service agreement for Highly Qualified Candidates.

Salary to be determined by a Compensation panel.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a residency, 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.

Meet physical requirements of the position as per VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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.

Preferred Experience: Board Eligible/Certified with completion of 3 years of Internship/Residency program.

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.

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.

Physician Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over, Moderate Carrying, 15-44 pounds, Straight Pulling (1 hour), Reaching over shoulders, Walking around moving objects or vehicles, Electrical energy, Working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), Working closely with others, Working alone, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (up to 4 hours), Standing (up to 2 hours), Repeated Bending (up to 4 hours), Both Legs required, Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination, simultaneously, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other, Near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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 check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

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

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $262,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453486200

Job Announcement Number: NY-17-AA-1822570-BU