Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Nephrologist) in Asheville, North Carolina

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

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (132 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 4/13/2017 (50 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1821122

The Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC is currently recruiting for one (1) Physician (Nephrologist) within our Medicine Service.

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?

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This position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be referred to the selection manager once a month.

The incumbent physician is expected to provide comprehensive patient care in the form of consultative inpatient and outpatient Nephrology patient care at the CGVAMC. The Physician will manage patients with ongoing nephrology conditions, inpatient and outpatient in collaboration with other services of the CGVAMC.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Incumbent is accountable to the Chief of Medicine section assuring the most effective delivery of care in services within Medical Service.

  • Interviews, examines, selects diagnostic testing appropriately and interprets/collates results to coordinate patient care.

  • Communicates and documents with clarity to patients and medical personnel to coordinate patient care.

  • Procedural skills may include venipuncture, CRRT, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and kidney biopsies.

  • Shares after hours call responsibilities with section physicians in rotation.

  • Clear communication, documentation and collaboration with midlevel providers and physicians.

  • Consultative input to outpatient and inpatient care.

  • Performs the administrative components of patient care management.

  • Participate in the educational programs for the section personnel as well as the medical staff.

  • Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care, both at the Section and Facility level.

  • Miscellaneous activities of the Medical Service inclusive, but not limited to special projects that help fulfill and/or enhance the mission of the Department of Veterans' Affairs as assigned by the Chief of Medicine/Chief of Staff and the Charles George VAMC Executive Leadership.

  • Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.

  • Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.

  • Attend Medicine Service monthly staff meeting and COS quarterly meeting as per bylaws.

  • Completes medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.

  • Participate in medical staff committee assignments.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Medicine and attend CME activities and VA continuing educational activities.

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week with call rotation

Functional Statement Title/#: Nephrologist/#000000

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.

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: Current BLS required/ACLS desirable.

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 (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; 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

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.


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 $264,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452867500

Job Announcement Number: 637-17-013-DH-1821122-BU