Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Pulmonologist), VM-0602-00 in Hampton, Virginia

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

Opened Wednesday 7/13/2016 (102 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1749864

THIS IS AN "OPEN CONTINUOUS" ANNOUNCEMENT". HR will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis through December 31, 2016. You will be notified by email when your application has been sent to selecting officials for review. Once the position has been filled, this announcement will close without further notice.

NOTE :Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs Physicians who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Positions in the VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").


Physician - Pulmonologist is a vital position at Hampton VAMC as this Physician provides direct clinical inpatient and outpatient care in the Sleep Medicine Section of Medicine Service and Pulmonary. Provider serves as the Medical Director of the Sleep Laboratory, BiPAP and CPAP Clinics, back-up reader for Pulmonary Function testing, Home Sleep Testing and Home Oxygen Clinic, and in collaboration with the Director of the MICU provides oversight of the clinical care of patients admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

  • Provide direct care specific to subspecialists in the inpatient and ambulatory clinic settings.

  • Provide timely screening and resolution of consultations from their disciplines in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

  • Is involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.

  • Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients.

  • Serve on Medical Center, VISN and/or National VA committees or task forces.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Pulmonologist dated 07/08/2015

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are authorized.

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: The successful candidate will have experience in Pulmonology/Critical Care, directing patient care in a full range of clinical services including in-patient and outpatient consultation; critical care; simple, advanced, and interventional bronchoscopy (including EBUS and navigational bronchoscopy). 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: Light carrying , under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (1 hours);standing (1 hours); kneeling (1 hour); ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

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.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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. 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 $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 444433800

Job Announcement Number: VHA-590-16-MAB-1749864-BU