Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician, Primary Care in Hamlet, North Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Hamlet, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 9/28/2017 (339 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825583**

Hamlet is a city in Richmond County, North Carolina with a population of 6,495 according to the 2010 census. Drawing from its rich history, Hamlet embodies southern hospitality. Retaining its small town atmosphere and values; our citizens are concerned about their fellow man and work together for the betterment of the community. Hamlet is proud of its heritage as a railroad town, where it is known as the "Hub of the Seaboard". A unique feature of this city is the charm of its business district which was built in the early part of the 1900's and where the original buildings have been retained. The Architecture of the buildings made Walt Disney Studios choose Hamlet as the site for the filming of portions of the movie "Billy Bathgate" starring Dustin Hoffman. Located just a short drive away from major North Carolina hotspots such as Fayetteville, Pinehurst and Charlotte, this location is truly a gem.

This is an open continuous announcement until filled. Applicants will be referred at the end of every month. Salary to be determined by a compensation panel and will be commensurate with education and experience.




*May be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on the availability of funds*

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.


VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

* VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.*


The VA Medical Center, Fayetteville NC, is seeking to fill positions for full-time Physicians, Family Practice or Internal Medicine for Primary Care located at the Hamlet Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Hamlet, NC. The VAMC Fayetteville promotes a collaborative atmosphere where physicians work with a dedicated team of health care professionals. As one of the largest health care systems in the nation, the VA offers physicians a broad range of practice options, including general medicine and primary care, along with many specialties and sub specialties.

*Board Certified Physicians Preferred***

The patient population ranges from young adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veterans medical need. Candidates should be board-certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine, with experience in comprehensive primary care.

Duties include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Provide comprehensive primary care for Veterans of all ages, including a large number of older patients. This includes management of a panel of patients.

  2. Provide preventive health care; primary care evaluation and management of medical conditions.

  3. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary clinic, including nursing, pharmacy, social work, mental health and nutrition, to provide team-based care and participate in quality improvement activities to enhance care.

  4. Serve as consultants for clinic nurse practitioners, and other support staff.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address: or

Basic Requirements

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)

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 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.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Licensure and Registration. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

First-Year Residency (Internship). 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. Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Physical Standards. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. If no qualified citizen applications are received, non-citizens may be considered.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution 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 will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

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), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been 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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at **

NOTE: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a 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.

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

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open Continuous-US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 453408100

Job Announcement Number: VHA-565-17-CGB-1825583