The Home Base Primary Care (HBPC) Physician is assigned to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) department in Rehab and Long Term Care. The HBPC Physician provides longitudinal, comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the home to Veterans with complex, chronic and disabling diseases. The majority of the incumbent's work is expected to occur in the Veteran's home setting, but may also occur in nursing homes, adult foster homes, outpatient and urgent care clinics, or the VA Portland Health Care System emergency department.
Clinical time for the incumbent will consist of management of HBPC patients during home visits, as well as allotted time for indirect activities of patient care including: charting, telephone calls, reviewing and signing chart notes, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, participate in and provide clinical leadership for weekly interdisciplinary team meetingsand supervising fellows, residents and students and other duties as assigned.
Call is currently not expected but if the program design changes, call coverage may be required in the future.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am- 4:00 pm; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT TITLE: VA Home Care Physician
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.
Family medicine or internal medicine board certified
Home care experience preferred
Minimum 3-5 years med/surg experience
Interdisciplinary team experience preferred
Proof of valid driver's license and insurance
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.
The position will require walking, standing or sitting during the entire work shift. Delivery of care in the home setting may also require extensive bending, lifting and twisting. Under urgent or emergency situations, the incumbent may need to run. The incumbent may also be required to drive in the dark and in inclement weather.
The following documents are required by all applicants:
3. Responses to the questionnaire (required) 4. Copy of your transcript: if you are using education to qualify. 5. Signed OF-306 "Declaration for Federal Employment" (Revision Oct 2011) (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (required)Please note: ***The signed OF Form 306 must be the current version (Oct/2011) and dated with in the last six months of the closing date of the announcement.***
***If a current VA employee, you do not need to submit the OF Form 306 at this time, ALL OTHERS MUST SUBMIT THE OF Form 306 with application***
6. SF-50- (Required) If you are a current or former federal employee this document is required if using this to support eligibility for the position. please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)
If you are a preference eligible Veteran you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents: