Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician - Urologist in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fayetteville, AR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 1/14/2016 (284 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1598068

Fayetteville is nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, and is an outdoor paradise with hiking, golf, fishing, rafting, boating, and four distinct seasons. Fayetteville is the home of the University of Arkansas "Razorbacks" which provides the community with a college atmosphere. The area is home to several fortune 500 businesses such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J. B. Hunt Trucking, who have been generous benefactors for the community and the arts. In the neighboring community of Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum recently open and was labeled as one the top 10 must see places in America. Fayetteville has outstanding public schools, excellent parks and trail system and is ranked as 4th "best college sports town" and 8th for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Fayetteville is ranked as 7th best city in America to work, live and play by Kiplinger. The cost of living is 90% of the national average with affordable housing available in all price ranges. Northwest Arkansas has an excellent airport with direct flights to Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Denver. For additional information go to or

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 is an open continuous announcement. All qualified applications received for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration until a selection has been made or as additional vacancies occur. Applications will be referred beginning January 29, 2016 and after that, applications will be referred on a weekly basis and the position may be filled at any time.

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE OR RELOCATION INCENTIVE: Recruitment incentives or relocation incentives are authorized for this position.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


The Urologist is a Staff Physician in Surgical Service under the Chief of Surgery at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) Fayetteville, AR. He/she works collaboratively with other health care professionals of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks to provide quality medical care. He/she must display an exceptional degree of competence in providing healthcare to veterans while performing a wide area of duties.

Duties include day-to-day operations of clinical urology section in collaboration with the Urology Care Team.

  • Responsible for the evaluation, treatment and on-going management of urological disease in both a clinical and surgical setting.
  • Performs the usual administrative components of patient care management, such as: documentation of progress notes and consultation findings in an electronic medical record, dictation and electronic signature of OP reports, electronic entry and signature of all doctor's orders for outpatients, etc.
  • Provides surgical treatment for genitourinary injuries and diseases including major and minor procedures, stone management, consultations for in-patients and outpatients.
  • Coordinates and direct work during medical and surgical procedures with nurses, APNs, PAs, medical technicians and other health care providers. Performs other directly related duties as required. Participates in peer review and quality improvement activities to ensure quality of patient care consistent with VA regulations and Joint Commission standards. Meets urology-related documentation requirements set forth by the Joint Commission and VA Standards. Participates in the development and implementation of program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality urological care. Participates in a shared rotation of night and weekend On-Call coverage.
  • Performs other directly related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician Scope of Practice / 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 or Board eligible in Urology.

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: The work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials. The candidate selected must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.

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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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 $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

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

Control Number: 426281500

Job Announcement Number: KT-16-MJD-1598068