The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC is recruiting for outpatient primary care physicians.
Positions are located at the Columbia, SC VA Medical Center.
The Dorn VAMC is one of the fastest growing VA Medical Centers in the US. Our quality processes and practice innovations are excellent. The medical center is affiliated and co-located with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
We are seeking a full-time, board certified (preferred) Internal Medicine or Family Practice physicians for this primary care position in Ambulatory Care. He/she will deliver services to veterans presenting for health care.
Duties will include day-to-day care of veteran patients presenting with ambulatory/primary care appointments. He/she functions as an independent physician who is highly skilled in the management/treatment of a patient's primary care needs, including preventive, chronic and urgent care. The physician will operate as a member of the team practice model which has been developed at each facility with each patient identified and placed with a primary care provider and on an outpatient team.
Physicians in the Women’s Clinic will function as an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team in the Comprehensive Women’s Clinic. He/she is responsible and accountable for the proficient provision of comprehensive primary care for female veterans. As with other primary care providers, the core functions include diagnosing and treating acute and chronic health care problems, performing routine check-ups and prescribing medication and treatments .
Essential gender-specific components include but are not limited to: pelvic/breast exams; contraception counseling and management; management of osteoporosis, menopause, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and sexually transmitted diseases; in addition to screening for breast and cervical cancer and a history of military sexual trauma.
He/she will teach health promotion and disease prevention to patients. Furthermore, participation in educational activities to promote, improve and maintain their skills and proficiency in women’s health is expected.
Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn offers in its compensation package: competitive salaries, 100% malpractice insurance coverage, health and life insurance programs, a three-tiered retirement income program, and up to 26 paid days of vacation per year.
Work Hours: Generally Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Salary Range: Up to $225,000 per year
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
Licensure and Registration. Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
*** 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.
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:
- Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- 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.
- For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
Physical Standards/Requirements: All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
English Language Proficiency. Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English as required.
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. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp