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Staff Physician (Primary Care/ACC)

The staff physician delivers high-quality Primary Care services, utilizing PACT principles. The Primary Care duties include, but are not limited by the following:
the evaluation and treatment of various acute and chronic health conditions, illnesses, and injuries;
the performance of physical examinations;
the initiation of consultations/referrals to specialty services, as indicated;
the ordering of diagnostic studies, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms, etc., in the evaluation and management of acute and chronic conditions;
the performance of health promotion and disease prevention;
offering education and counseling to patients and families, regarding the patient's health condition and the recommended diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options, to include medications;
the performance of preventive counseling;
effective and timely care coordination;
completion of medical documentation in accordance with bylaws and rules and regulations of the Medical Staff
the collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, including nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, and other health professionals to discuss/determine the best treatment plan for patients.
The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is affiliated with Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Therefore, the applicant, who is eligible to apply for a faculty appointment, will teach and supervise house staff and medical students within the Loma Linda VA Ambulatory Care Center. Of course, one of the missions of the VHA is its dedication to health care education. As such, the Loma Linda VHA Ambulatory Care team strongly promotes and advocates this mission with a robust educational program with its affiliates.
Work Schedule: Includes an 8-hour shift within the hours of 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. May also include a Saturday shift from 8:00 am-Noon.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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 Certification in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine strongly preferred.
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 carrying (15-44 lbs.); straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing aid permitted.

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