Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (182 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (175 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1821965

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?

An exciting job opportunity awaits you in a new, state-of-the-art VA facility in the entertainment capital of the world – Fabulous Las Vegas! Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Be part of an innovative team serving our nation's heroes. Las Vegas offers no state income tax, affordable housing, an international airport, world class dining, plenty of outdoor recreation, and 300 sunny days a year!

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is comprised of a newly constructed 80+ bed medical center, a 120 bed nursing home care unit, (4) major primary care clinics throughout the Las Vegas Valley, a dedicated women's health center in the medical facility, a centrally located homeless veteran clinic, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Pahrump and Laughlin, Nevada.

Southern Nevada provides numerous benefits for diverse lifestyles. Nevada is one of only a handful of states with no individual or corporate income tax. The Las Vegas valley offers affordable housing options for residents. Over (30) airlines fly in and out of McCarran International Airport providing travelers with limitless international and domestic destinations. Once known for all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas hotels and resorts now boast top chefs from around the world offering residents and visitors an endless selection of casual and fine dining experiences. Outdoor recreation in Southern Nevada is boundless. Lake Mead, Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley and the Valley of Fire provide outdoor adventures including fishing, hiking, backpacking, and water sports while acres of uninhabited desert provide off road enthusiasts a nonstop playground.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.


The VA Southern Nevada healthcare System is recruiting for Primary Care Physicians that will work in a clinic. The employee selected will perform duties at any of the VA Primary Care Clinics and the VAMC medical center on a regular schedule. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System will provide a full continuum of care between the Main Campus and outlying Primary Care Clinics: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast, Laughlin, Pahrump, CRRC. Additional travel to support local V22 and VHA national initiatives, committee membership(s) and continuing education requirements maybe required and supported by the Southern Nevada VAMC.

The selected Physician will be responsible for providing primary care for patients with the new VA care delivery system, Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT). This model of care incorporates a patient-centered approach focusing on access to care, care managers, collaboration amongst specialties and other services (including nursing and clerical staff), and alternative means of care (tele-health, nursing visits, shared medical appointments, etc.).

The selected physician provides appropriate care for Veterans ranging in age from 18 through geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, functional, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs. The Physician serves as a provider who is highly skilled in the management of a patient's primary care needs and evaluation of need for subspecialty referral. The Physician is responsible to contribute to the achievements of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement, and patient satisfaction. The Physician writes orders for diagnostic testing, prescribed medications, and consultation to specialty services utilizing computer-keyboarding techniques. The Physician is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence. The Physician will serve as a resource for Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who are also delivering primary care and responds to all staff in the primary care teams in regards to patient concerns.

Location: This announcement will be used to fill vacancies for any Physician positions. The individual selected will perform duties at the selected VA Primary Care Clinic. Locations include:

Northeast Primary Care Clinic: 4461 East Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas NV, 89104

Northwest Primary Care Clinic: 3968 North Rancho Drive, North Las Vegas NV, 89130

Southeast Primary Care Clinic: 1020 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV, 89015

Southwest Primary Care Clinic: 7235 South Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas NV, 89113

Womens Health Clinic: 6900 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas NV, 89086

Main Primary Care Clinic: 6900 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas NV, 89086

Laughlin CBOC: 3650 South Pointe Circle Building D, Suite 200, Laughlin NV, 89029

Pahrump CBOC: 2100 East Calvada Boulevard, Pahrump NV, 89048

Work Schedule: Flexible tours including but not limited to 8-10 hour shifts, to include early morning, evening hours and weekends as the need arises.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician PCC/000000

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.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Internal Medicine and/or Family Practice Board Certified/Eligible. (Board Certification will be the determining factor for a recruitment/relocation incentive)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements:

Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking surfaces.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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.

Salary Range: $101,967.00 to $225,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 452975600

Job Announcement Number: VHA-593-17-AJ1821965MD-OCA