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Physician - Primary Care TeleMedicine
location icon Fargo, ND
Overview
Summary

The Fargo VA Health Care System is a Level 2 Medical Center and a member of Veterans Integrated Service Network 23. This facility combines a 39-bed medical facility along with a 38 bed Community Living Center providing transitional care, both accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Fargo also has a Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Office on campus, offering veterans the unique opportunity to obtain health care, benefits services, and Readjustment Counseling at one location. Due to the growing veteran population in our service area, ten Community Based Outpatient Clinics have been established. The Fargo Health Care System provides a wide spectrum of primary and tertiary acute and extended care inpatient and outpatient activities in an academic setting. The Fargo Health Care System has an active research program and has a successful affiliation with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

If you're looking for a variety, North Dakota has it all! The state experiences all four of the breathtaking seasons, has a growing economy, rolling farmlands, and the lowest unemployment rate in the country. The Fargo-Moorhead area is a lively, vibrant community featuring three universities and one technical/community college as well as a thriving arts scene. If you like sports, Fargo is home to the FM Redhawks (Independent Baseball Organization), the Fargo Force (USHL Hockey Team), the Red River Valley Speedway as well as the North Dakota State University Bison, the Division I FCS football champions in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. We also are in close proximity to attend the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks Division I hockey games. There are an assortment of outdoor activities from which to choose - snowmobiling, ice fishing, regular fishing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, hunting, tubing, canoeing, hiking, camping, & biking to name a few. For more information about Fargo check us out at http://fargomoorhead.org/ or http://livability.com/fargo/nd/magazine

Duties

The Fargo VA Health Care System is looking for a Primary Care provider to perform duties as a Primary Care "Gap" provider in the outpatient setting. Care will be provided primarily via Telemedicine to patients in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and/or in a face to face capacity at the Fargo VA facility, as dictated by the staffing needs of the Service Line.

Typical work hours are Monday to Friday 8-4:30 PM. Alternative work hours, if desired, should be agreed upon at the time of joining. Each full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hrs per pay period (every two weeks) unless on leave status.

· Providers, when assigned to outpatients duties, will be responsible for management of scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinics. Primary providers in the clinics are typically assigned a panel of patients to manage. Panel size at this time is determined by utilizing VHA PCMM software. Panel size is determined at the National level, through a complex formula which extracts local information regarding acuity of assigned patients, available support staff, number of exam rooms, etc. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.

· Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a mid-level provider. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation.

· Providers are expected to act as "surrogates" for the patient's of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave.

· During the course of employment, participation in activities/committees/boards/projects pertinent to the provider's background may be necessary as dictated by strategic or other initiatives/taskings.

· All providers will follow departmental and VHA policies for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. Leave should be requested with as much advanced notice as possible to minimize disruption to patient care services and will be approved based on departmental policies. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated.

· Timely documentation is necessary in all areas in accordance with departmental policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should meet or exceed professional standards at all times.

· All Medical Staff are expected to comply with CPRS Computer Security and Privacy Act Statements. All providers must complete all annual required training as determined by VHA or Medical Center Policy.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$103,395
$225,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
4/6/2018

Application Close Date
6/6/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Applicants will be referred as applications are received. This open continuous ad can be used for multiple vacancies/hires.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      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.

      Occasional travel by motor vehicle may be required.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic 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 certification.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
      • Physical requirements outlined below.
      Preferred Experience: Board certification in Internal Medicine/Family Practice or possess equivalent training and experience. "Prior experience with Telemedicine care is preferred".

      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.
      Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online or submit your CV electronically to joshua.layfield@va.gov If applying online you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on Jun 5, 2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: CBCK-10181406-18-JHL

      The Fargo VA Health Care System is looking for a Primary Care provider to perform duties as a Primary Care "Gap" provider in the outpatient setting. Care will be provided primarily via Telemedicine to patients in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and/or in a face to face capacity at the Fargo VA facility, as dictated by the staffing needs of the Service Line.

      Typical work hours are Monday to Friday 8-4:30 PM. Alternative work hours, if desired, should be agreed upon at the time of joining. Each full time provider is required to work a minimum of 80 hrs per pay period (every two weeks) unless on leave status.

      · Providers, when assigned to outpatients duties, will be responsible for management of scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinics. Primary providers in the clinics are typically assigned a panel of patients to manage. Panel size at this time is determined by utilizing VHA PCMM software. Panel size is determined at the National level, through a complex formula which extracts local information regarding acuity of assigned patients, available support staff, number of exam rooms, etc. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.

      · Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a mid-level provider. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation.

      · Providers are expected to act as "surrogates" for the patient's of their colleagues, when one or more of their colleagues are on leave.

      · During the course of employment, participation in activities/committees/boards/projects pertinent to the provider's background may be necessary as dictated by strategic or other initiatives/taskings.

      · All providers will follow departmental and VHA policies for leave and attendance and will work within Title 38 appointment guidelines. Leave should be requested with as much advanced notice as possible to minimize disruption to patient care services and will be approved based on departmental policies. All unscheduled absences must be properly communicated.

      · Timely documentation is necessary in all areas in accordance with departmental policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate. Quality of care should meet or exceed professional standards at all times.

      · All Medical Staff are expected to comply with CPRS Computer Security and Privacy Act Statements. All providers must complete all annual required training as determined by VHA or Medical Center Policy.

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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