Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist) in Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/18/2016 (23 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1818619

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.**

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50 mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Cincinnati is ranked 73rd out of the 100 Best Cities in the nation, according to The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! For more information, please visit our web site. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

* Applicants education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.*



The Medical Service at the VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH is seeking dynamic, clinical educator physicians with training, interest, and expertise in hospital medicine to join a team of dedicated hospitalist educators. The hospitalist team provides attending coverage on the resident general medicine ward teams and also medical comanagement for the surgical and mental health service. These positions are full time clinical track with appointments with the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and opportunities to work with medical students and residents, quality improvement, and lean initiatives. The hospitalist manages patients through the continuum of hospital care, receiving admissions from the emergency department, transfers from outside hospitals and outpatient clinics and providing care throughout their hospitalization. Hospitalist attendings will round with interdisciplinary teams including internal medicine residents, third and fourth year medical students during their medical clerkships and subinternships, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other medical providers. There is a dedicated critical care service with separate critical care attendings and TeleICU coverage. Comanagement for medical care of surgical and mental health patients is also performed. Subspecialty consultations are available for all internal medicine specialties. A wide degree of creativity and latitude as well as excellence in medical education are expected.

Work Schedule:* could include day shift, night shift and weekends*

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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*: *

  • 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: Hospitalist and teaching experience preferred.

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: Physical status of individuals should enable them to perform all their duties under normal and emergent conditions. The applicant must have the ability to perform efficiently and without hazard to self or others will encompass consideration of physical, mental, and emotional ability as related to realistic requirements for the duties and responsibilities to be assumed.

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.

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

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

Series & Grade: GS-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy.

Control Number: 452734700

Job Announcement Number: NV-17-LDE-1818619-BU