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Primary Care Practice Opportunity
City:Huntsville
State:AL
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Family Medicine without Obstetrics
Opportunity Description:

The Birmingham, AL VA Medical Center is searching for BE/BC Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physicians to join their dynamic healthcare team.

 Position is located at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Huntsville, AL.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Primary Care physicians work as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to veterans enrolled on the team.   The physician is expected to demonstrate advance competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychological status of patients.  

He/ she will provide comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to veterans in the Primary Care team setting.   As a Physician you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. 

Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with other health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. 

Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Work Schedule: Full Time. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Salary Range: Up to $225,000 per year

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives may be authorized

Selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.

 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

 b. Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

     (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

     (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

     (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

 c. Licensure and Registration: A 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 is required.

 e. Physical Standards: A pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. Terminal physical examinations of applicants separated from the U.S. Armed Forces within 90 days of appointment may be substituted for a pre-employment physical exam.

 f. English Language Proficiency; Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

Practice Type: Employee, Rural HC
Available Date:
Compensation:
Up to $225,000
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:Covered by VA
Other benefits:
http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
Facility Description:

The Birmingham VA Medical Center is a 313-bed acute tertiary care facility located in the historic Southside district of the city. The facility provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. The medical center serves as a referral center for this population area with 136 operating beds. Recent construction provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in all clinical programs. Care is provided in practically all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with VA and its primary affiliation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BVAMC operates seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in North Alabama.

 

Affiliations

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Samford University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of South Alabama
Auburn University
Vanderbilt University
Florida State University

Authorized Beds

313 Authorized

Type of Facility

Tertiary Care

Special Programs

Palliative Care
Open Heart Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization
Hemodialysis
Neurosurgery
Chemotherapy
Nuclear Medicine
Mental Health Clinic
Home Based Primary Care
Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Research and Development

Host facility for:

Veterans Outreach Center
Birmingham Education Center
Office of Information Field Office
National Disaster Medical System

Community Description:

Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population

It has been said that Birmingham is the last major Southern city in America, where a friendly "How y'all doin'," a hearty meal of country-fried steak with butter beans and a true taste of Southern hospitality await visitors. Whether you're into the history of the Civil Rights movement, a fan of jazz music or just looking for culture and a few fun activities for the family, Sweet Birmingham is the place for you.

Spend the morning at the Birmingham Museum of Art, then have lunch at a traditional Southern tea room. Outdoor enthusiasts can tee off at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail or pack a lunch and spend the day hiking and enjoying the vistas at Ruffner Mountain. A world-class zoo, the innovative McWane Center and VisionLand, Alabama's first amusement park, are sure to keep families entertained and on the go. In the evening, listen to a blues show at an outdoor cafe and then spend the night at a small cozy inn or splurge for an elegant hotel.

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