Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Urologist (Full Time) in Detroit, Michigan

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

Opened Saturday 10/1/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/11/2016 (21 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1773664

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 John D. Dingell (Detroit) VAMC serves as a major Wayne State University School of Medicine site for pre-and post-graduate education in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. A growing basic and clinical research program at the Detroit VA now exceeds $4 million in annual VA funding.

This VAMC is a state-of-the-art 108 bed tertiary care medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility with an 84 bed nursing home care unit, a 50 bed off-site Domiciliary, and two community-based outpatient clinics. Over 1,900 employees provide dedicated service to veterans from throughout southeastern Michigan. We are located in the heart of Detroit's cultural and medical center that includes museums, seven hospitals, and Wayne State University.


Duties -

The John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is seeking a full-time Urologist as part of an ongoing expansion of the Surgery Program, reporting to the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Surgery.

  • Extensive experience in performing robotic prostatectomy is essential.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with competence in performing other advanced robotic/laparoscopic and oncologic urologic procedures.

*Demonstrated administrative and leadership experience is also a plus.

*The candidate should be customer-service focused, and have proven clinical excellence, with exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

*The ability to achieve quality outcomes, optimize clinic capacity and utilization of resources, and maximize operating room efficiency to meet required performance measures is essential.

*The candidate will have an academic appointment at our physically-adjacent affiliate, Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU-SOM), is expected to foster a supportive resident teaching environment, and will have the opportunity to develop basic, translational, or clinical research programs in conjunction with other VAMC investigators and/or with faculty in the WSU-SOM Department of Urology

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm - or until all cases are completed. Also will take weekday and weekend on call.

Functional Statement Title/#: Urologist

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:

Board Certified/Board Eligible in Urology Preference will be given to candidates with competence in performing other advanced robotic/laparoscopic and oncologic urologic procedures

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:

Heavy lifting and carrying (45+ lbs); As needed – Straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, pushing and reaching above shoulders, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, repeated bending, climbing using both legs and arms; use of fingers and both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13'-16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 447287600

Job Announcement Number: VHA-553-16-1773664-MAJ