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Physician - Internal Medicine or Family Practice

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

The facility provides care to approximately 82,000 veterans in the midlands and upstate SC. CBOCs are located in Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Florence, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Rock Hill, and provide primary care, mental health, and telemedicine services. Dorn VAMC is affiliated with the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine and provides teaching services for students and residents.

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.We are recruiting for physicians for our outpatient Primary Care Service at our outpatient clinics. The Columbia VA Health Care System 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 offer the unique opportunity to serve special populations, teach while investing in long term goals.

We are seeking full-time, board eligible Internal Medicine or Family Practice physicians for primary care positions 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 will provide comprehensive care (includes women's health care) to our diverse population. 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. We have opportunities to work with special populations including Geriatrics, OEF/OIF, Spinal Cord injury and Wound care. We have opportunities to teach residents, medical students, nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. Please bring your special interest and unique talents.

Work Schedule: Multiple traditional Monday - Friday tours with a rotating Saturday a few times a year. Tuesday - Saturday tours available with an extended Tuesday and an abbreviated Saturday (subject to change based on facility needs).

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact Sheri Hanna at 803-776-4000 x 6735 or Tamika Henderson at 803-776-4000 x 4346 for more details.

Please note: there may not be vacancies at all locations at the current time. Applicants will be considered as vacancies occur.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.

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.

    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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Spartanburg , Physician - Internal Medicine or Family Practice, Healthcare , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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