As a primary care physician you will be responsible for providing direct patient care to an adult population of patients. Duties will include but are not limited to the following:
- Determining the need for a variety of diagnostic procedures necessary to evaluate the patient.
- Diagnosing and prescribing a course of treatment to include referral to another specialist when required.
- Providing clinical oversight of non-credentialed health care providers assisting with the provision of care.
- Participating in quality improvement, risk management and peer reviews.
Work Schedule: Primarily day shift; Monday through Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: VM060215PC
The mission of VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS), is to provide coordinated, compassionate and comprehensive quality primary care, mental health, surgical, intensive and extended care to Veterans in a timely, accessible and cost effective manner. It is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a dual campus and combined VA mission. The combined mission of the VANIHCS means military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at these facilities.
VANIHCS offers a competitive salary, incentives and excellent federal government benefits. As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of the VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
The Fort Wayne campus offers primary and secondary medical and surgical services as well as intensive care and emergency medicine.
The Marion campus offers a full range of psychiatry services, nursing home care and extended care services.
Primary care clinics are available at both campuses and at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in South Bend, Goshen, Peru and Muncie, Indiana.
Qualifications & Evaluations
- 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.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board certification in family practice or internal medicine.
- One or more year of experience independently performing in-depth care of patients by examining, diagnosing and treating medical conditions.
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.
Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
Benefits & Other Info
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.Ă
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).