Physician-Primary Care – Chattanooga Jobs in USA 2022

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Location: Chattanooga, TN
Company: US Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $205,000 – $243,000 a year
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent / Contract / Fixed


Vacant Position:

  • Physician-Primary Care – Chattanooga




  • It fully implements the components and processes related to the design of the VHA Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) health care system.
  • Coordinate the care of an outpatient panel assigned by TVHS.
  • Assess and treat acute and chronic health problems for scheduled and unscheduled patients in the clinical setting.
  • Perform history and physical examinations.
  • Provides adequate documentation to include as minimal care the history, physical examination findings, diagnosis, definitive plan, and patient disposition.
  • Ensuring patient encounters are closed appropriately, including provision clearly indicating next steps of care.
  • Ensures that each patient is provided with a list of current medications and a list of appointments at closing.
  • Perform office procedures contained within your approved privileges.
  • Prescribe medications as appropriate.
  • Order of routine laboratory, radiological and diagnostic tests and provision of initial interpretation of results.
  • Communicate test results to patients.
  • Respond to questions and other queries from patients.
  • Initiate or expedite requests for consultations and special tests.
  • Provide patient and family education as needed.
  • Request immunizations and other preventive or screening services as needed.
  • Assess patients to determine the need for hospitalization.
  • Perform basic life support as needed.
  • Communicate clinical findings to other providers using the Computerized Patient Record System.
  • Function as managing physician for nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants as assigned by TVHS.
  • Function as a preceptor for residents in the clinic setting as assigned by TVHS.
  • Treats patients 18 years of age or older.
  • Consistently communicates with and treats clients (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA personnel in a courteous, discreet, and respectful manner. The primary care physician obtained consistent information from the client in accordance with established policies and procedures and will handle conflicts and problems deal with clients constructively and appropriately.
  • The PCP will protect paper and electronic files containing confidential data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statute and policy, and VHA policy. The Primary Care Physician protects data from unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized loss, alteration, or deletion and follows applicable rules and instructions regarding access to computerized files and disclosure of access codes, etc.
  • Use data sets contained in the VHA Almanac, Compass, and High Risk registries to better identify and manage patients who are at high risk and/or have recurring result values ​​that are outside the norm.
  • Electronically track various components of care to promote a higher level of care coordination.
  • Maximizes the use of virtual care modalities such as home telemedicine, secure messaging, and electronic visits to improve access to care.
  • It complies with the Regulations of the Medical Center and the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.




  • US citizenship; non-citizens may only be designated when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a designated trial position are subject to a urinalysis for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • You may be required to serve a trial period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is required for all Department of Veterans Affairs health care personnel (HCPs).
  • Participation in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration health care personnel (HCPs). See “Additional Information” below for more details.


Doctor of Medicine degree or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was current for the year in which the course of study was completed. The approved schools are:

  • Medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was awarded, or
    Osteopathic medical schools approved by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Accreditation of Osteopathic Colleges for the year the degree was awarded.
  • For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met the requirements for certification and they must obtain a copy of the certificate from ECFMG, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, institution officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) the ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
  • NOTE: The Assistant Secretary for Health or designee at VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 of a physician who graduated from a medical school not covered above if the candidate will be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position without patient care responsibilities. Appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate’s credentials clearly demonstrate a high professional standard or experience in the area of ​​expertise.



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