Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Vascular) in Columbia, Missouri

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Columbia, MO
Work Schedule is Part Time 20 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (27 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (64 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1810674

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?

Come work for a dynamic team at the Truman VA. Enjoy the benefits of 54 days of paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal, and a 5-day paid absence for approved CME), 5% 401K matching, subsidized health/dental/vision/long-term care insurance, free liability protection, flexible spending accounts. We also offer regular pay increases in the form of within-grade step increases, every 2 years (approximately $3,332), annual cost of living increases (variable and must be signed into law by the POTUS).

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.

Many factors contributed to Columbia ranking #1 on City Magazine's list of Best Small Cities in Missouri. The University of Missouri's faithful support to local businesses did much to boost the city's economy. The city's keen appreciation of the arts opens the door for residents to enjoy such cultural events as international ballet companies, opera and contemporary musicians from all over the country. Three prestigious colleges/universities make Columbia their home: University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College and Columbia College, giving the city a reputation for being an educational and cultural center. Healthcare, insurance and technology all contribute to the city's local economy. The Museum of Art and Archaeology and State Historical Society are part of Columbia's cultural heritage. Columbia is set upon the backdrop of beautiful forested hills, prairies, glades and mountains. Two state parks and a wildlife refuge encircle the city, preserving the natural environment. The city enjoys a perfect location that's roughly 120 miles from St. Louis and Kansas City and 29 miles from Jefferson City. The surrounding forests are comprised mostly of maple, oak, hickory and sycamore trees that flood the area with color in autumn.


This position is located in Surgery Service

Duties include:

Serve as attending physician in Vascular Surgery Section

Expertise in angioscopy, endovascular procedures (both perioperative and in collaboration with Interventional Radiology) and interpretation of vascular laboratory dtudies including ultrasound

Possess commitment to patient care and take an active role in the medical center

Possess clinical and administrative skills

Participate in on-call rotation on weekends and holidays

Provide guidance to rotating residents, fellows and medical students.

Work Schedule: TBD

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.
  • ### Qualifications

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: Board Certified or Board Eligible.

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 Requirements: This is a direct patient care position and may require long hours of standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and positioning of patients, and sitting at a computer.

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.

All 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.

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

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451595100

Job Announcement Number: BX-16-SLR-1810674-BU