Physician - Family Medicine

Sumter, SC 29150

Specialty Family Medicine
Profession Physician

Primary Care Physician needed to care for our Veterans - Great Benefits!

The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC is recruiting for outpatient primary care physicians at our Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Sumter, SC.

The Dorn VAMC 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 are seeking a full-time, board certified (preferred) Internal Medicine or Family Practice physicians for this primary care position in Ambulatory Care. He/she will deliver services to veterans presenting for health care.

Physician will provide day-to-day care of veteran patients presenting with ambulatory/primary care appointments. 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.

 As with other primary care providers, the core functions include diagnosing and treating acute and chronic health care problems, performing  routine check-ups and prescribing medication and treatments.

Essential gender-specific components include but are not limited to: Pelvic/breast exams; contraception counseling and management. Management of osteoporosis, menopause, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and sexually transmitted diseases. 

In addition to screening for breast and cervical cancer and a history of military sexual trauma. He/she will teach health promotion and disease prevention to patients. Physician will participate in educational activities to promote, improve and maintain their skills and proficiency in women’s health is expected.

Work hours are: 8am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. The physician will see on average 10-12 patients daily with a patient panel size of 1000-1200 patients.

Salary Range: Up to $225,000 per year

Recruitment/Relocation incentives are authorized for this position.

The selected candidate may be eligible to apply for education loan assistance thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.

Licensure and Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Physical Standards/Requirements: All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

English Language Proficiency: Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English as required.

With deep historic roots going back to the 1740’s, our progressive, patriotic community has achieved national prominence in business and leisure since incorporating in 1845. Agriculture, manufacturing, health care and a strong military presence have accompanied Sumter into the 21st century. From world-famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens and the historic Sumter Opera House to the 24-court Palmetto Tennis Center and the outdoor adventure lover’s Manchester State Forest, Sumter is known for its history, rich culture and active lifestyles. www.sumtersc.gov/visitors    

 If interested in learning more information about this position please email an updated CV to Samuel.wright4@va.gov  or call Sam Wright at 334-294-6130.