Physician - Women's Health Medical Director

Hampton, Virginia
Feb 27, 2021
Mar 07, 2021
Full Time


Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

Open to Current full-time Primary Care Physician from Hampton VA Medical Center ONLY!

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist clinically with Women Veterans Call Center inquires,
  • Assist in developing/design of gender-specific health care needs
  • Assist and advocate with Chief, PC with recruitment of WH Providers

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Clinical Responsibilities of the Hampton Women Veteran Program (HWVP):

1. Provides a full range of services including assessment and using the most appropriate
techniques in providing quality care in their subspecialty.
2. Perform appropriate evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
3. Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions in units/programs in the Hampton VA
Medical Center to which they are assigned and has clinical privileges to practice
including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management.
4. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and
collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances
coordination of comprehensive patient care.
5. Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and
makes appropriate treatment decisions.
6. Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with the Joint Commission,
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), VA policies and
procedures, clinical · practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statues ai:,d
regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA
7. Specific tasks are itemized in each physicians Credentialing and Privileging package.
8. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Primary Care Services.
9. Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.
10. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff on units to which assigned.
11. Is involved in the supervision and teaching of house staff and other trainees assigned to
unit as appropriate.
12. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in
implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients.
13. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by
the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.
14. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide
information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.

Supervisory Controls:
Physicians are responsible to the Chief Primary Care Service

Champion:The Women Health Medical Director( WHMD) is also responsible for:
1. Serving as a clinical leader for women's health and functioning as the clinical subject matter expert for women's health issues in the health care system.
2. Working closely with the WVPM, forming the foundation of the women's health program.
3. Collaborating with primary care leadership and participating in all primary care leadership meetings at the health care system level.
4. Working with other clinical services such as specialty care, surgery, radiology, mental health, laboratory, and emergency department to ensure appropriate clinical services are available to women Veterans.
5. Collaborating with WVPM and facility leadership and primary care leadership to determine the appropriate model of care for Comprehensive Women's Health Care at all sites of care at the health care system, including the VA medical facility and CBOC's.
6. Collaborating with the WVPM, VA medical facility leadership and primary care leadership to ensure that women Veterans are offered and assigned to WH-PCPs.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 4:30 p.m.)
Recruitment Incentive: Not authorized
Relocation incentive: Not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program(EDRP): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; 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


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • License: 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.
  • Residency training: 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.
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: Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), working alone, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work.


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: . 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: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • License
  • 10-2850
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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