Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Geriatrics) 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 Monday 3/28/2016 (210 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1662166

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 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.


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.

Initial cutoff for applications is April 18, 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 VA Central California Health Care System is recruiting for a full-time Physician in Geriatrics Extended Care Service. Candidate must have caring attitude and desire to do Geriatric medicine. Flexibility is essential. Willing to work collaboratively with a well developed interdisciplinary team across a continuum of care including a 54-bed community living center, Home Based Primary Care PACT, Geri-Med Primary Care PACT. Major Duties and Responsibilities include: Geriatric evaluation and management as well as skilled care, rehab, palliative care and hospice; Management of complex medical conditions, pain management issues, co-morbid mental health illness, psychosocial conditions; Longitudinal care for geriatric population with complex syndromes and complex clinical needs; Collaborates with ACOS Geriatric Extended Care in Performance Improvement activities; Other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Physicians are on-call 24/7. On-call duties in the Community Living Center will be shared with others.

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.

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • 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.

  • Completed a first year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Certification in Geriatric 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; 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:Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualification Standards. 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 (0-44 lbs), Light carrying (under 15 lbs), Pushing (1 hour), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Walking (8 hours), Standing (2 hours), Kneeling (.5 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.

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: $150,000.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 433772300

Job Announcement Number: OCA-NP-16-MAG-1662166-BU