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Staff Physician Primary Care Physician Job in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Staff Physician Primary Care Physician Job in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Vacancy No. VCB-17-JRB-1947412-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $262,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/22/2017 Close Date 12/31/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Staff Physician - Primary Care Physician

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

3 vacancies in the following location:

  • Corpus Christi, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Saturday 4/22/2017

Closes Sunday 12/31/2017

  • Salary Range
    $101,967.00 to $262,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Open to (1) all external applicants (i.e., U.S. Citizens) and/or (2) permanent Federal employees of other Agencies
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1947412

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually.

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.


This is an open-continuous announcement.  We will accept applications on an on-going basis until the positions are filled.  Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official at scheduled intervals.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


Physicians assigned to the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff/Primary Care provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of General Internal Medicine or Family Practice. 


  • The position is for an Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Physician who will be responsible for delivery of primary care to patients enrolled at the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic, Corpus Christi, TX. The provider will manage scheduled and unscheduled patients in the outpatient clinic setting.  Board certified or board eligible preferred.
  • The primary care provider is an integral member of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) teamlet, similar to a medical home team, and is expected to work closely and coordinate patient care with other PACT teamlet members including nursing, clerical, pharmacy, social worker, dietician, etc.  Primary care physicians will participate in daily huddles with other teamlet staff and participate in primary care systems redesign projects.

  • A primary care provider in the outpatient setting is assigned a panel of patients to manage under Primary Care Management Model (PCMM) guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on patient complexity, support staff and room availability. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting. 

  • Primary Care Physicians may have responsibility for supervision of or collaboration with primary care mid-level providers.  Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews.

  • Primary care physicians will act as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed, to include review of CPRS view alerts.

  • Primary care physicians will regularly attend primary care staff meetings, departmental meetings and medical staff meetings.

  • Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.

  • All physicians will work within their privileges at all times and follow the Medical Bylaws.

    Recruitment/relocation incentives:  May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

Relocation expenses/PCS:  Not Authorized

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program provided the applicant has qualifying loans and subject to the availability of funds.  For further information regarding this program, you may contact the Human Resources Management Service.

Salary:  The applicant's education and experiences will be reviewed by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physicians Primary Care, Office of the ACOS/PC

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System


Jacqueline R. Benavides
Phone: (956)430-9309x63909


VHA Valley Coastal Bend HCS
2701 S 77 Sunshine Strip

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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