Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist) - Part Time in Anchorage, Alaska

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Anchorage, AK
Work Schedule is Part Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 1/7/2016 (287 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (71 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1429951

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.

Alaska - Where else can you enjoy amazing wildlife, breathtaking glaciers, and midnight summer baseball? Alaska offers vistas and natural wonder to fill a lifetime with comfortable summer temperatures and midnight sun.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are", our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

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.

Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently 5.57% and is subject to change in the future.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.

This position may be filled by either Part Time or Full Time, see Vacancy: VT-15-MMC-1430193-BU-OCA.

This position is open open until filled. Qualified applicants will be referred as they are received. A selection may be made before the closing date.


This position is located at the DoD/VA Joint Venture Hospital, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The DoD/VA Joint Venture Hospital serves the health needs of Alaskan DoD and Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries through TRICARE, DoD/VA Joint Venture, and the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership. The Physician-Hospitalist is accountable to the ICU Service Chief for clinical practice and other professional responsibilities. The VA Chief of Staff is the second line supervisor. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Inpatient evaluation, consultation, and treatment.
  • Treatment is in accordance with VA and DoD policy, procedure, and practice guidelines and within generally acceptable medical practice to a joint Veteran/military population 18 and older.
  • Responsible for the evaluation, care, and disposition of patients.
  • Participation in The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation readiness within area of responsibility.
  • Work collaboratively with the Quality Management Service to ensure processes are in place to meet TJC standards and that supportive elements such as Periodic Performance Review (PPR) and tracer activities are in place.
  • Order appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Independent care provider who is highly skilled in the management of a patient's primary care needs or subspecialty evaluation and treatment.
  • Determine need for hospitalization or transfer to another facility.

Work Schedule: 7/8 Part Time schedule covering at least 15 shifts per month and includes various shifts such as nights, weekends, and holidays.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Hospitalist)/000000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • May Be Authorized for a highly qualified cadidate
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US citizenship and English language proficiency
  • Background/Suitability Investigation
  • Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine
  • Physical standards - Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Random drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959


  • 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.

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; religious; 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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Pulmonary/Critical Care.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.

Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight pulling (1 hour); Pulling hand over hand (1 hour); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Repeated bending (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/mental stability.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. 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.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. For more information, see

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates. Important note: Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing date of the announcement, Friday, December 30, 2016.


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

Other Information

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

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related position in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: 7/8 Part Time schedule covering at least 15 shifts per month and includes various shifts such as nights, weekends, and holidays.

Control Number: 406617200

Job Announcement Number: VT-15-MMC-1429951-BU-OCA