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Physician PACT Primary Care

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Hickory
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

Hickory is a well-rounded city located primarily in Catawba County, North Carolina. Hickory is situated between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with diverse landscape comprised of mountains, rolling hills, rivers, and lakes, including Lake Hickory that was named after the city. This community boasts a big city energy, while maintaining small town values. Catawba County offers plenty of fun and entertaining attractions, ranging from abundant recreational activities to a thriving arts culture. Hickory has been named an "All-America City" three times. The All-America City Award is given annually to only ten cities in the United States. Hickory Metro area has been named the 10th best place to live and raise a family in the United States by Reader's Digest. The climate is moderate. Major roads, including Interstate 40 , US 70, US 321, and NC 127 make travel to nearby attractions located in Asheville, Boone or Charlotte extremely convenient. Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Provides a full range of clinical services including assessment and using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care in their specialty.
  • Performs appropriate evaluation and management of patients.
  • Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical Center to which they are assigned and has clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation, and management.
  • Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
  • Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
  • Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
  • Specific tasks are itemized. in each physician's Credentialing and Privileging package. 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. PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine. 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).None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type): Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: REQUIRED. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
      • Cover Letter
      • DD-214
      • OF-306
      • 10-2850
      • Other Veterans Document
      • Resume
      • SF-15
      • SF-50
      • Transcript

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