Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician in Albany, Georgia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Albany, GA
  • Tifton, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 1/26/2016 (271 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (69 day(s) away)

Job Overview

*Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1599522 *

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.

As a VA professional physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

EDRP*: The applicant selected for this position MAY BE eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding.*

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


Position open until filled. Candidates sent to selecting official every two weeks.


These physicians will provide primary care services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Tifton, Georgia. Incumbent’s primary responsibility is to provide primary care services for a panel of 1200 patients. Incumbent will perform exams according to performance measure guidelines and procedures and dictate notes according to policy/procedure. Other duties may include screening outpatients to determine need for further care, ordering diagnostic studies, carrying out health promotion and disease prevention activities, initiating and expediting requests for consultations and scheduling special tests and studies. Performs other related duties as needed. The physician shall document all medical care through the use of the electronic medical records. This included the use of clinical reminders for documentation of care as well as consults, progress notes, doctor's orders and any laboratory or pharmacy requests, etc. The physician will typically work 8 hour shifts but will not work less than 80 hours during a two-week pay period. .

Physician reports directly to the Primary Care Service Line Manager. Board certification by the appropriate American Board for his/her specialty is preferred but can be board eligible if documented experience is sufficient. Physician may be either a MD, or DO with AMA or AOA approved residency training in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine or documented experience. Physician must hold a certification in Advanced Cardiac Life support.

Tour of Duty: Eight hour shifts are from 8 a.m. through 4:30 pm Monday- Friday

Functional Statement#F557434 Physician Tifton

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

Qualification Standards: VA Handbook 5005, Pat II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the Internet at the following address: or

(1)Citizen of the United States.

(2) 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 the degree was granted. (schools including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full unrestricted licensure. (schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association.)

(3)Completed three year residency, or its equivalent approved by the Secretary of VA for the year in which it was completed.

(4) Licensure and Registration, Current, full and unrestricted licensure to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The physician must and maintain current registration.

(5) Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

(6) Board certification by the appropriate American Board for internal medicine/family practice, emergency medicine, doctor of osteopathy with AMA or AOA is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous materials.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background seurity investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

Other Information

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

Salary Range: $99,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 427698400

Job Announcement Number: OA-16-JLH-1599522-BU