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Physician (Chief Of Medicine)

Amarillo, TX, USA | USA Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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Duties include but are not limited to:

Examinations--New patients examined promptly; examinations are thorough. Appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data obtained and indicated follow-up of patients is provided.

Diagnosis--Interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status.

Therapeutic Ability--Prescribes appropriate and timely treatment; applies indicated therapeutic procedures; recognizes and assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patient and modifies plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations.

Effectiveness in Emergencies--The incumbent is readily available and quick in recognizing emergency situations and taking timely necessary action.

Patient Management--Develops and maintains rapport and gains the confidence of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills to the extent that patients and others are informed participants in the treatment effort.

Consultations and Specialty Skills--Recognizes the need for consultation and utilizing facility or clinic specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment.

Record keeping--Physical and other examinations and changes in patient's status are promptly and completely recorded. Unusual incidents are promptly reported to the appropriate official. Clear, accurate, and adequate clinical records are kept current and completed at time of discharge. The treatment plan is clearly stated. The physician is fully knowledgeable of and utilizes the Computerized Patient Record System. All progress notes, orders are to be completed and signed daily.

Encounters Management - All encounters to be completed daily by physician as this affects hospital funding.

Consults Closure: Consults are required to be completed by the provider at the time patient has been seen

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019.

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.

Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible

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