Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Reconstruction Urologist) in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

Opened Tuesday 9/20/2016 (35 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1805307

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?

Equal Opportunity Employer: Selections will be made from the best qualified candidates without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, age, or handicap or membership in a labor organization. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need any accommodations for any aspect of the hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision to grant reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

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.

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.

NOTE: Effective November 13, 2016, Final Approved Pay Ranges for Physicians (Urology) will increase to $400,000 maximum tier limitation.


The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Reconstruction Urologist.

Qualified applicants will be experienced in all aspects of general urology, including major and minor surgery as well as routine outpatient procedures, with significant experience and expertise in independently managing complex abdominal urologic reconstruction, genitourinary trauma, male and female incontinence procedures, urethral reconstruction (anterior and posterior urethroplasty with or without buccal mucosal grafts), bladder outlet obstruction, penile reconstruction, buried penis repairs and surgical management of erectile dysfunction. Fellowship training in these specific subspecialty areas is desired.

Supervision of residents and advanced practice providers in all aspects of urologic practice is expected. Duties include direct patient care on inpatient acute care wards, outpatient clinics, intensive care units and in the operating suite. The candidate must also be flexible in responding to clinical demands, maintain professional competencies, adhere to professional responsibilities, utilize electronic medical records to accurately document patient care and code encounters in a timely manner, practice and maintain high ethical standards and promote a work environment that is harmonious and patient oriented.

The Section of Urology serves as one of the three teaching hospitals in the University of Michigan, Department of Urology. The candidate should possess experience supervising and educating surgical residents and have an extensive background and experience in conducting successful and published clinical research. Candidates must be eligible for academic appointment at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Board certification or eligibility in Urology is required for academic appointment. Additional clinical responsibilities include provision of on-call coverage for the Ann Arbor VA and University of Michigan hospital simultaneously on evenings, over-night, weekends, and holidays, as well as attending mandatory weekly departmental conferences and participating in educational programs.

The incumbent is responsible to contribute to the achievements of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement, and patient satisfaction. They are expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence.

Work Schedule:

5/8th effort – Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 3/8th effort – University of Michigan School of Medicine (UMSM)


  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

  • 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. . Completed residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. . English Language Proficiency in accordance with 38 U.S.C. . Physical Standards in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019


  • Board certified or eligible in Urology

  • Fellowship-trained in Genitourinary reconstructive surgery (Gurs) fellowship

  • Years of experience . Scholarly publications


  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. . Be board certified or board eligible in Urology

  • Must hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan. . Successful applicants will have completed a urology residency and an accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. . Evidence of clinical competence is expected. . Evidence of scholarly activity (publications in peer-reviewed journals, acquisition of external research funding, presentations at national meetings, etc.) is expected.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required based on clinical need
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.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

DECEMBER 17, 2015





Veterans Health Administration

COVERAGE. Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.


a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted,


(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above:

Facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.


  • The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.*

c. Licensure and Registration.Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

(1) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

(2) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure requirements may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research, academic, or administrative assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations. In addition, the facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country. (See section B, chapter 3, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)


Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored

(38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). This requirement does not apply to licensed physicians on VA rolls as of November 30, 1999, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification.

d. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).


a. Staff Physician.None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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:

Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing; reaching above shoulder; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

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.

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

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non Citizens

Control Number: 450943300

Job Announcement Number: AD-16-JAM-1805307-BU