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Physician- Rockford Southern Tier Float

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Rockford
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information.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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.A vacancy exists for a Primary Care Provider affiliated with the William Middleton VA Medical Center, Madison, WI. This position is located in the Rockford CBOC. The Provider will work as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, collaborating with other members of the team to provide medical care to Veterans. The Physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of men and women patients, plan an active role in the multidisciplinary Patient Aligned Care Team, promote preventive health measures, and manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients and those patients assigned to other team members when circumstances require. The Physician will provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examinations, and patient education to veterans in the Primary Care Team setting.


  • Functions as an integral part of a Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team to coordinate, facilitate, and provide patient care and services
  • Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral. Establish and coordinate a plan of care related to patients identified problems.
  • Validate the effectiveness of previously implemented medical treatment.
  • Record/document health appraisal information, clinical assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes. Recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS), and will be completed on the day of the encounter.
  • Follow Performance Measure guidelines.
  • Work efficiently with patients, families, members of the multidisciplinary team, and other facility staff.


    This position is for a float provider and will require some travel to the Freeport, Janesville and Madison facilities to provide coverage for staffing shortages. This announcement may be used to hire other positions.

    Work Schedule: M-F day shift, may include some weekends, nights, and holidays

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/12/2020.

    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.


      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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Rockford , Physician- Rockford Southern Tier Float, Healthcare , Rockford, Illinois

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