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Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You
must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in
accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within
four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000)
and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the
VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete
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The incumbent is responsible for providing Primary Care services
to Veterans of the Robert J. Dole VAMC. The PACT Provider may be
asked to provide care in various settings to include outpatient
clinics, inpatient units such as Intensive Care and Med/Surg, and
in the Emergency Department.
Staff within the Primary Care area are ultimately responsible
for all aspects of medical care and provide or assist residents
and/or the mid-level practitioner in the process of evaluation and
treatment of the Primary Care patients. The incumbent evaluates the
patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status. A
progress note is written in the patient's chart. Notes also include
the concurrence with notes written by the resident and attending
notes as appropriate.
The Primary Care PACT provider is responsible to coordinate with
providers within their own and outside of their own Service Line,
and with other VHA facilities or community providers as determined
by the plan of care for the veteran. Open, clear, and collaborative
engagements are a key duty. Incumbent is ultimately responsible to
ensure barriers for Veterans and staff are minimized in order to
promote a positive work environment. Fosters positive working
relationships with staff, peers and Veterans.
Staff within the Primary Care setting perform consultations
within their own and other service lines as indicated. They are
responsible for the provision of clinical care, graduate and
undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as
- Staff within Primary Care are appropriately credentialed and
privileged. They participate in various hospital committees,
departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education
programs of the department and the hospital. They are also involved
in continuous quality improvement through peer review process.
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
Primary Care PACT providers are able to perform and teach all of
the services required in the practice of Primary Care to students,
residents and fellows. Educational experiences are also provided to
appropriate health care personnel who seek training in Primary Care
services (e.g. medical students, psychology and social work
interns, mental health residents, physician assistant and nursing
students, and medical residents). Major duties include: Provides
direct patient care to patients and clinical guidance to mid-level
providers in the Primary Care section. In addition, the Primary
Care PACT provider, participates in interdisciplinary team
activities to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation to
assure the quality patient care is maintained or improved. The
incumbent participates in the progressive improvement of the
service delivery, which may include programmatic participation in
initiatives within the facility. Performs other directly related
duties as assigned by the supervisor
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification, Women's Health
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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds, light
carrying under 15 pounds, pulling hand over hand 1.5 hours
(varies), pushing, 1 hour (varies), reaching above shoulders, use
of fingers, walking (6 hours- varies), standing (8 hours-varies),
repeated bending (4 hours varies), use of hands and fingers,
ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously,
near vision correctable at 12" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4, hearing (aid
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.
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