Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Port Jervis, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Port Jervis, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 7/7/2016 (109 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 12/21/2016 (58 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country.

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.

The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (HCS),affiliated with New York Medical College, is a multi-campus healthcare system located in Northern Westchester and Dutchess Counties with seven community-based clinics located in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties. We are currently recruiting a full-time Physician (Primary Care). This position falls under the Ambulatory Care Line



He/she will provide primary care services to veterans at the Port Jervis Primary Care Clinic, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The candidate must be qualified to provide Women's Health services in addition to comprehensive care to a panel of adult patients, from young adult to elderly. The physician will work in the VA’s Medical Home model, called the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), whereby patient-centered care with foci on improved access and care management of the veteran are major pillars of healthcare delivery. The physician will provide care to optimize patient health, work seamlessly with other health care team members and support VA patient satisfaction initiatives.

The selected physician will contribute to the achievement of quality care standards, write orders for diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, consult with primary care and specialty providers and utilize computerized/electronic medical records. The physician will provide patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to service excellence. Must possess a current; full and unrestricted state medical license; prefer Board Certified or eligible in Primary Care/Family Practice; proficient in the English language and must be skilled in the use of computerized systems related to patient care.

Physicians are covered under the Tort Claims Protection Act.

Salary: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Functional Statement Title/#: physicians have approved scopes of practice

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any VA Hudson Valley Health Care System campus or CBOCs, as needed.

Relocation expenses are not* authorized for this position.*

NOTE: Current or former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) – please do not include a SF50 for an Award.**


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May require travel between campuses
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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 pass pre-employment examination
  • Full unrestricted licensure, certification, or registration required
  • Must be proficient in English language

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:**

Basic Requirements*: *

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States

Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or of doctor of osteopathy from a college or university approved by the Secretary

Residency:Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

Licensure: A current, full, active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Language:Proficiency in spoken and written English is required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Drug Testing:After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Background Check:You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Physical:Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Background in outpatient primary care clinics.

  2. Board eligible or certification in Internal Medicine/Primary Care/Family Practice.

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.

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 DD214(s) 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.

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.**


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Other Information

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: $100,957.00 to $185,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 443791500

Job Announcement Number: VHA620-2016-170-1744887BU