Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Schedule subject to
change for patient care.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
EDRP is approved for this position.
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The incumbent will be responsible for assessment and care of new
and returning patients with any number of medical problems (e.g.
hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, COPD). He/she is
responsible for ordering diagnostics, consultations, medications
and other therapies as medically indicated, meeting preventative
health maintenance needs, completing all required VA computer
documentation including clinical reminders and screenings in a
timely manner. The incumbent will be located at one of the sites of
care within VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Evaluation, including performance of H&P (history and
physical); diagnosis; consultation; and treatment of adult patients
with medical illnesses performed in the clinic environment with
appropriate support and monitoring. In addition, provider can
perform routine women's health (pelvic exam, breast exam, cytologic
pap smear testing, cervical HPV testing), laceration repair,
foreign body removal, abscess incision and drainage, and wound
debridement. He/she can care for patients via telemedicine, perform
preliminary interpretation of ECG and radiographic studies, and
supervise residents, fellows, and others in training.
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
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.
Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards
for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is
required. This is a designated drug testing position. After
appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug
use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours);
reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and
standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and
muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception
and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.
Hearing aid is permitted.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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.
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