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Physician - Acute Medicine

The Tomah VA is looking for one (1) experienced highly qualified Board Certified/Board Eligible (within 4 years of completing residency), physician in Internal Medicine or Family Practice at the VA Medical Center, 500 East Veterans Street, Tomah, WI. Additional specialization in chronic disease management for diabetes, cardiovascular, geriatrics or related field desirable. This position is to provide coverage at the Tomah VA on the acute medical inpatient unit. This unit consists of 17 acute care and transitional care beds. If the inpatient census drops significantly, the provider may be asked to provide services in the primary care outpatient department. After hours and weekends are typically not required by this position; however, the incumbent may be asked to work after hours and weekends during physician shortages. The primary care clinic hours of operation at Tomah are from 8:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., Monday through Friday. Federal holidays are excluded from normal clinic hours of operation. On occasion, this provider may also be asked to provide coverage on the Extended Care (nursing home) units during the absence of regularly assigned provider staff. If this occurs, it would normally be on the day shift, Monday through Friday.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Full time
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 certified/eligible
  • Specialty in chronic disease management for diabetes, cardiovascular, geriatrics or related field.
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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

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