The Birmingham, AL VA Medical Center is searching for a BE/BC Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physician for their Decatur, AL Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).
The Primary Care physician works 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 psychosocial status of patients and family members, play an active role in the multidisciplinary health care team, promote preventive health measures and manage the acute and chronic conditions of his/her assigned panel of patients.
He or she is to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to veterans in the Primary Care Team setting; outpatients include both scheduled and unscheduled veterans.
This is a full-time position. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. No after-hours call or rounding on hospitalized patients.
Salary Range: Up to $215k per year
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
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. (4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school. All applicants must be board certified or board eligible.
Licensure: Physicians (Except Residents): 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical requirements established for this position.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: 1. Background in on-going out-patient primary care clinics. 2. Board certification or board eligible in Internal Medicine/ Primary Care/ or Family Medicine
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. 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