Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Dermatologist) in Fresno, California

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

Opened Wednesday 2/24/2016 (246 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1628029

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?

VA Central CA Health Care System is located in the heart of California adjacent to Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia Parks, several lakes, and year-round recreation. Located in the Central Valley we are a short, 2-4 hour drive, from various locations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the coast. Fresno/Clovis continues to offer one of the most affordable housing markets in the state and has excellent primary and secondary schools.

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:

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be offered to a highly qualified candidate (service agreement will apply).

Initial cutoff for applications is March16, 2016. Applications will be reviewed for qualifications every 2 weeks thereafter. Early submission of application is encouraged as announcement can be closed at any time without any further notice.


The position is assigned as a staff physician (dermatologist) within the Sub-Specialties Section of Medical Service, VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), Fresno. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides patient-centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. The full-time Dermatologist physician must have outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills as a member of the VHA professional health care team, and providing continuous veteran-centered care for a variety of medical ailments. This care includes, but is not limited to: assessment, diagnosis, treatment, laboratory, imaging tests, and follow-up evaluations, and management of all patients with dermatological diseases according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques.

Duties will include day-to-day care of Veteran patients, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Primary duties include assessing, consulting, and treating patients with dermatological diseases who present at the facility. The physician must have expertise and experience with dermatological procedures. Some common dermatologic procedure used to test for diseases are: biopsies, including punch, shave, and excision biopsy; microbiological culture (often called a skin culture); skin allergy patch testing, and Wood's lamp examination. Other dermatologic procedures are used to remove or treat benign or cancerous skin lesions. Cryotherapy, curettage, cyst excision, electrodesiccation, phototherapy, and skin tag removal are examples of the types of methods physicians use to destruct, remove, or treat skin for a wide variety of diseases and conditions. There are also other procedures such as general local anesthesia and suturing, that are routinely used in conjunction with other common dermatological procedures like skin biopsy, curettage, cyst excision. The results from these tests can be used to either confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as skin cancer or a fungal skin infection.

The physician participates in research and education/training activities. The physician must meet requirements for academic appointment with UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Fresno Medical Education Program. The incumbent will be involved in the education and training of residents, fellows, medical students, and non-physician clinical trainees, participating in ground rounds, and lectures. Administrative, direct patient care, teaching, and research are all integrated into the activities and decision processes of the staff Dermatologist physician.

Work Schedule: Typically Monday to Friday; 8:00 am to 4;30 pm; May need to provide on-call, weekend and holiday coverage.

Functional Statement Title:This position is covered by a Scope of Practice.

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 Certification by the American Board of Dermatology Experience in field research Teaching/supervision of Residents Ability to secure a faculty appointment as a Clinical Instructor or Clinical Professor with UCSF

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: Moderate-light lifting (15-44 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Pushing (.25 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers, Both hands required; Walking (8 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (.25 hours); Repeated bending (5 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability.

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.
  • 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.

"UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. University of California is an equal opportunity employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status."

Salary Range: $200,000.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 430377900

Job Announcement Number: OCA-NP-16-MAG-1628029-BU