Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Brookings, Oregon

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following locations:
  • Brookings, OR
  • Eugene, OR
  • North Bend, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 1/11/2016 (287 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 1/10/2017 (78 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)


Roseburg: An excellent quality of life in a family oriented community. While providing all of the amenities of a larger city, Roseburg still offers the relaxed atmosphere of a small town environment. Located in the beautiful Umpqua River Valley in southwestern Oregon, Roseburg also offers unlimited recreational opportunities among lush forests, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and ocean beaches. Eugene, a one-hour freeway drive to the north, is Oregon's second largest city and home to the University of Oregon. Eugene is known for its exciting mix of sports, arts, culture, and education.

Eugene:A great city for arts and outdoors, home to the University of Oregon, is known for its exciting mix of

arts, culture, education, and sports. Located at the southern end of the fertile Willamette Valley, Eugene is known for its scenic beauty and passion for recreation.

North Bend: *Located in the Bay Area, which consists of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston. *

BROOKINGS: Brookings, a coastal community of approximately 13,500 people is tucked away in the southwest corner of Oregon, and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and coastline in the world. Brookings has a temperate year-round climate.,,

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.


Be part of a team dedicated to working toward one purpose - filling the needs of our patients.

We are honored to serve America's heroes - our Veterans

This announcement is amended to add the Brookings CBOC location to our current on-going recruitments

VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) consists of the main hospital located in Roseburg, OR and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) strategically located in Eugene, North Bend, OR. VARHS is currently in the process of building a new 99,000 square foot clinic which will not only consolidate our existing clinics in Eugene, but will also expand the services offered by the Clinic. These positions will be located at multiple facilities (Roseburg HCS, Eugene CBOC or North Bend CBOC, Brookings CBOC).

Applications received on or before January 30, 2016 will be included in the initial referral of candidates. Additional applications, if required, will be referred on an on-going basis until the positions are filled.

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.

Education Debt Reduction Program:The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

Relocation or Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

Additional selections made be made from this announcement for multiple locations.


VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) is seeking an experienced, highly motivated physician to provide comprehensive medical care to an assigned panel of adult patients in an outpatient setting and also a Group Practice Manager (GAP). VARHS is in the midst of redesigning primary care towards a more patient centered, healthcare team approach with emphasis on improving health care outcomes through development of better systems for care management and coordination. Our clinics function under a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care for veterans patients. Duties for the physician position will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Providing medical services/procedures to examine, diagnose, and treat adult patients.

  2. Assess the health status of patients through physical exam and developmental history taking.

  3. Order labs and other tests as appropriate to evaluate patient's health status.

  4. Reviewing and interpreting laboratory tests and taking appropriate action

  5. Formulating and recording diagnostic impressions

  6. Referring patient to consultations with specialty clinic(s)

  7. Managing chronic medical problems/conditions

  8. Entering orders into CPRS for medications, consults, testing, etc.

  9. Promoting preventive and health maintenance care

10.Entering progress notes in an electronic patient records system in a timely, accurate, and appropriate manner.

Duties for the Group Practice Manager (GAP) will include, but not be limited to:

The Group Practice Manager (GAP) will be under the direct supervision of the ACOS for Ambulatory Care. The incumbents will be in supervisory roles at the various clinics and will assist the ACOS with monitoring the sites. Positions are organizationally located in our Ambulatory Care Service and candidates selected will be providing various duties. Some duties include but not limited to the following:

  1. The incumbent will be part of the Ambulatory Care management team within their clinic.

  2. The incumbent will prepare and give input into the evaluations for the providers.

  3. The incumbent will ensure completion of all FPPE/OPPE credentialing for the providers.

  4. The incumbent will regularly meet with the local PACT teams to discuss any issues or how to improve patient care with recommendation being forwarded to the ACOS.

  5. The incumbent will gather various data such as provider encounters and ensures providers' complete assigned educational training.

  6. The incumbent will be responsible for the orientation of new providers.

  7. The incumbent will be the Champion on local Optimizing Value Improvement Team (OVIT) to ensure that all data information is captured and evaluated.

  8. The incumbent will lead by example to ensure morale improvement of employees, quality of care, promoting national initiatives such as PACT and patient-centered care.

  9. The incumbent will discuss with providers how to maintain a standardized work area to ensure that the clinic is meeting all performance measures.

  10. The incumbent will discuss with the ACOS all issues and concerns voiced by the providers on a regular basis.

  11. The incumbent will be involved in various inspections affecting the clinic such as OIG, JACHO, etc.

  12. The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned related to providing safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, effective delivery of care to veterans.

Duties will be divided into two parts (Patient Care and Administrative): (to be discussed in the interview process).

WORK SCHEDULE: Position(s) will be full-time with the tour of duty being Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English


  • Must have U.S. citizenship.
  • Must have a 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: 1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted; 2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; 3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
  • Have 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.
  • Have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.
  • Physician, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).


Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s) Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit NOTE: The primary consideration in making appointments under 38 USC Chapter 73 or 74 will be the professional needs of Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Consistent with this policy, however, veterans will be given preference when qualifications of candidates are approximately equal. This includes qualified disabled and a preference eligible veterans. To receive preference in the referral and selection process evidence of entitlement must be submitted with your application.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits 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

NOTE: Applicant's education, length, and quality of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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

It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all health care professionals who claim licensure, certification, or registration must be credentialed in the VetPro system. VetPro is an internet enabled data bank that facilitates primary source review of all credentials related to employment. the VetPro process must be completed prior to appointment to this position.

Initial appointment to this position is subject to the recommendation of a professional standards board and approval by the medical center director. Recommended grade and salary will be made by a Physician Compensation Panel and will be based on the personal qualification of the candidate selected.

This position is designated for random drug testing. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 426128800

Job Announcement Number: LW-16-ED-1594936-BU