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

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

Opened Wednesday 9/7/2016 (44 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 9/5/2017 (319 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1792294

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be approved for this position.

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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.

VA employs more than 14,000 physicians across its nationwide integrated health care system. Every year, many experienced physicians leave private practice to come to the VA Health Care System because we offer a variety of advantages.

If you're an experienced physician, you understand the impact that business has had on health care. For VA, patient care is not a business decision. Veterans are our highest priority and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality care possible. That patient focused lets you practice medicine the way it was meant to be practiced. VA Physicians work with the entire interdisciplinary care team to deliver state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical technologies in the Nation.

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.

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 Stratton Albany VA Medical Center is seeking a plastic/reconstructive surgeon. The incumbent will provide plastic and reconstructive surgery and is expected to have experience in performing the full range of plastic/reconstructive procedures be primarily responsible for coverage of the plastic surgery service and is expected to have experience in performing reconstructive procedures including breast, head & neck, abdominal wall, and soft tissue. The ideal candidate will have a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surgery but this is not required for consideration. Duties for this position will include teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. Responsibilities include managing hospitalized patients, managing all phases of plastic/reconstructive surgical and hand surgery interventions from pre-operative evaluation to post-operative follow-up, attend to plastics clinic, and a strong commitment to academic pursuits. Shared call coverage during off tour hours is required. Successful candidates must have credentials to qualify for a full or part-time VA appointment and a faculty appointment in the division of Plastic Surgery at the Albany Medical Center. Stratton Albany VA Medical Center is closely affiliated with Albany Medical Center, and therefore requires that candidates meet the criteria for an academic appointment.

Work Schedule: Part-Time, M-F (Specific schedule will be determined upon appointment)

Functional Statement Title/#: F9339

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
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

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience and/or specialized fellowship training in hand surgery
  • Board eligible or board certified in in Plastic Surgery with the American Board of Plastic Surgery;
  • Possess and maintain current BLS 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.

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.

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 8 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


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be approved for this position.

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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.

Salary Range: $250,000.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 449690000

Job Announcement Number: 528D-16-DAL-213-4CA