Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Anesthesiologist (Physician) in Albany, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Albany, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 5/19/2016 (153 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 5/18/2017 (211 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1707525

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.

This vacancy is for an Anesthesiologist (Physician) for the Albany, VAMC. This vacancy will be used to fill one full-time permanent appointment, however part-time or intermittent opportunities up to 1.0 total full-time employee equivalent may also be considered. The normal tour of duty for this vacancy is Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm with on-call hours that vary, typically 1 in 5 first call, 1 in 5 second call. Functional Statement for the position is Albany VAMC Department of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiologist, VM-0602, # F9014.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. 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

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and 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.

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.

Incentives are not available for this recruitment.

Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.


This position is located in the Anesthesiology Service, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. This position is responsible for providing a broad range of anesthesiology interventions to Veterans receiving care at the VAMC. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Medical Center. The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of VHA, and the profession. Each Anesthesiologist functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff.

This functional statement is specific to physicians assigned to Anesthesiology to perform duties as an Anesthesiologist.


  • The Anesthesiologist is responsible for direct supervision of perioperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care, in compliance with national accreditation standards. Types of surgeries include but are not limited to: general surgery, orthopedics, plastics, ophthalmology, diabetic foot, and oral surgery. Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage.

  • The Anesthesiologist provides anesthesia-related direct patient care in all functional areas of the OR, PACU, ICU ward and clinic settings as needed.

  • The Anesthesiologist must meet anesthesia-related documentation requirements set forth by Joint Commission and participates in development and implementation of program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality anesthetic care

  • The Anesthesiologist is responsible for maintaining current clinical privileges and keeping licensure, CPR/ACLS, and all other appropriate documents up to date.


The Anesthesiologist is charged with delivering the best possible anesthesia care to our Veteran patients. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients.

The Anesthesiologist works within her or his privileges at all times.

The Anesthesiologist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She or he must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of anesthesia care; i.e. s/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen.

Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of anesthesiology patients, with the subsection being defined either by a disease status (e.g. gastroenterology patients, chronic pain management patients), or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees etc). Typically these duties are designated at the time of joining but may be assigned in the course of employment in response to new initiatives.

The Anesthesiologist will be expected to add her or his special skills to the department.

Teaching is an integral part of the work of a VA staff Anesthesiologist. This pertains to colleagues, residents, medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff.

The staff Anesthesiologist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.

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 VA requirements must be met on a timely basis

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment and background investigation
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in listed specialty is preferred
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959


  • U.S. citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may 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 allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. (Degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditations was in place for the year in which course 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.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Physician staff requirements for Staff Physician: Must be able to perform the duties as a physician and have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Anesthesiology
  • Maintain Current BLS and ACLS Certification
  • Maintain privileges at all times at the Albany VA Medical Center


Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard.

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. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

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

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

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. **

As a new employee serving on an excepted service appointment in the Federal civil service, you will be required to complete a two year probationary period. This period provides your supervisor with an opportunity to assess your conduct and job performance. Please note that an employee serving on a probationary period may be terminated at any time during this period, with limited appeal rights, for unacceptable job performance or unacceptable conduct.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 439238000

Job Announcement Number: 528D-16BK-131