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 Mountain Home VA Healthcare System has an exciting opportunity for a primary care physician to serve the healthcare needs of our nations veterans at the VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) in Sevierville, Tennessee. For more information about the City of Sevierville, "Your Hometown for the Smokies", please visit http://visitsevierville.com and http://seviervilletn.org.
Qualified candidates may be eligible for the VA’s Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a program which provides student loan reduction payments to employees with qualifying loans who are in healthcare positions providing direct patient care services. Please call 423-926-1171 ext 7181 and ask for the EDRP Coordinator for more information about this fantastic opportunity to potentially reduce up to $120,000 of qualifying education debt.
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The Mountain Home VA Healthcare System is seeking an immediate fill for full-time Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physicians to serve at the VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) located in Sevierville, Tennessee. The physicians at this facility report directly to the Chief, Primary Care and Community Medicine at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home (Johnson City), Tennessee. The physicians are charged with providing outpatient-only primary care for eligible Veterans in the area. The required skill-set includes current Primary Care clinical proficiency, willingness to be part of a healthcare team and willingness to encourage teamwork, the ability to implement new healthcare initiatives and maintain high standards of performance. A broad working knowledge and experience with VA policies and procedures is desirable, but not mandatory. VA Primary Care providers are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the patients’ care, making referrals to specialists, ordering procedures, ordering and monitoring all medications, and handling all of their patients’ acute care needs.
Work Schedule: The tour of duty at this facility is primarily Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM until 4:30 PM. This tour can be temporarily changed to serve the needs of the facility, and may include occasional rotations on Saturday. Tour changes are at the discretion of the Chief, Primary Care and Community Medicine, or designated management official.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Supervisory status No Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours at a time), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 lbs or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Physicians should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Qualifications 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.
- Education: 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.
- Licensure: 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.
- Residency Training: 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.
- English Language Proficiency. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
(1) Board Certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or related field; (2) Experience working in a VA facility. 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. Education
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.
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 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period), in addition to 13 days of sick leave per year.
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.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
Location/Region: Sevierville, TN (US)