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

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

Opened Friday 4/22/2016 (182 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 4/21/2017 (182 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1686418

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 to fill for one Emergency Medicine (Physician) position at the Albany VA Medical Center. This vacancy will be used to fill one full-time, permanent appointment for various 10-12 hour shifts including day, night, holiday, and weekend coverage. Functional Statement for the position is Albany VAMC Emergency Department Physician # F9016.

This announcement may be used to fill Intermittent Physicians for the Emergency Department. Contact the recruiter for more information. Contact information located in the "How to Apply" section of this vacancy announcement.

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

A recruitment OR relocation incentive may be eligible for a highly qualified candidate.

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.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, subject to availability of EDRP funding. Please contact Human Resources EDRP Coordinator at the Albany VAMC for more information.


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


  • The Emergency Medicine Physician is charged with delivering the best possible 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 Emergency Medicine Physician works within his or her privileges at all times.

  • The Emergency Medicine Physician is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen.

  • Alternative or collateral duties may include, but not all inclusive, non-clinical functions pertaining to department meetings, chart reviews and quality projects.

  • 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 Emergency Medicine Physician will be expected to add his or her special skills to the department.

  • The Emergency Medicine Physician exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.

  • Expected duty is 10-12 hour shifts covering either the day or night. Willing to be flexible and cover colleagues in times of need. Assignment in the Emergency Department will cover all areas of patient care. In addition, physician will be asked to supervise Mid-Level Providers (PA/NP) who offer additional Department coverage.

  • 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
  • Yes
  • A relocation or recruitment incentive may be eligible for a highly qualified candidate
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Board Certification or Eligibility in listed specialty is preferred
  • Must meet basic requirements listed in this vacancy announcement

Basic Requirements:

  • 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).
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Trained/Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, or,
  • Trained/Board Certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine with extensive Emergency Medicine experience, and,
  • Possess and maintain current BLS certification and ACLS certification

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.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.

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 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.**

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

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.

Salary Range: $99,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 436697100

Job Announcement Number: 528-16BK-115