Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration PHYSICIAN (Geriatrics and Extended Care) in Dallas, Texas

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

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1817939

The VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, is recruiting one full-time staff physicians in the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service for weekend coverage.

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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. 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 are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are authorized for this position.


The VA North Texas Health Care System, Community Living Center (CLC) section in Dallas, TX is recruiting for a full-time staff physician to serve as the weekend attending provider within the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service.

The incumbent functions in an extended care setting on the Dallas VAMC campus, working with other physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and/or other support staff. The incumbent provides primary care for Community Living Center residents with emphasis on providing comprehensive care to veterans in a CLC setting. The Dallas VA CLC is a 124 bed extended care unit, with veterans receiving a variety of services for subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, long term care, and hospice care. This full time position covers Friday through Monday. On weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) the physician will cover the entire CLC, and requires excellent customer service skills, extensive skills in managing primarily geriatric residents, and experience working with special populations such as hospice patients. In addition to excellent assessment, management, and communication skills, the successful candidate will manage a small panel of CLC residents, but the main assignment will be to provide weekend coverage for the CLC.

Board Certified Internal Medicine/Family Medicine recommended with CAQ in Geriatrics, or other geriatrics/long term care experience preferred.

The employee shall participate in activities of the Health Care System that are designed to meet the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Commission) as they apply to the position.

WORK SCHEDULE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8:00a.m.-6:30p.m. Alternative work schedule is not available.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is offered for this position.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • 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.

  • Must be board certified or eligible.

Preferred Experience:

  1. At least two years of experience performing comprehensive primary care.

  2. Board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

  3. Experience and/or interest in adult/geriatric/hospice veterans.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD**

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44lbs);Moderate Carrying (15-44lbs);Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6hours); Standing (up to 2 hours);Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40/ in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.

EDUCATION: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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

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

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.


To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

Conditions of Employment:


If you are a male applicantwho 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.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452463600

Job Announcement Number: AH-17-MSJ-1817939