Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Fee-Basis, Covering Spinal Cord Injury Ward) in East Orange, New Jersey

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • East Orange, NJ
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Intermittent

Opened Tuesday 11/10/2015 (349 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/9/2016 (16 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1552822

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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 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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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.**


This position is a Lump-Sum Fee Basis attending Physician for Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Service (SCI/D). The pay listed is per day. This announcement is open to SCI, PM&RS;, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine trained physicians. The Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Department of the VA New Jersey Health Care System is recruiting providers to do per diem inpatient coverage on the weekends and holidays at the East OrangeCampus. Eligible candidates are those trained in Spinal Cord Medicine or who have experience with caring for patients with spinal cord injury or disorders or who have experience with working in acute or sub-acute rehabilitation settings. The inpatient SCI/D unit only has 14 beds and the attending physician is expected to come in to do rounds with the on call PM&RS; resident which usually takes no more than 2-3 hours in the facility (rounds, care discussions, resident supervision and documentation of notes). The attending physician is also expected to be available by phone to take calls and give direction as indicated. This is usually at a minimum especially if all issues are addressed while on rounds. Emergencies and urgent change in patients' conditions are appropriately addressed via the Rapid Response System the facility has in place. We will provide the covering attendings with access from home to the VA's electronic medical record system for easy access to perform chart review, etc as the patient care dictates.

Work Schedule: Intermittent, Weekends, Holiday, On-Call Functional Statement Title/#: Physician* *

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: While training in pinal cord injury or disorders is highly desired, to include Physiatrists or Neurologists with experience caring for patients with spinal cord injury or disorders or providing inpatient care in a hospital or subacute rehabilitation facility, we are also accepting application from physicians trained in PM&RS;, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine.

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;religious; 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 HumanResources 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: *See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. Work is mostly sedentary in nature. Work requires moderate lifting, walking, bending, stooping, standing, pushing, and pulling.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.**


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link 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).

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.

Other Information

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: $520.00 to $520.00 / Fee Basis

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This is an open and continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be referrd to the selecting official on a regular basis.

Control Number: 421081900

Job Announcement Number: BH-16-AM-1552822