Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Houston, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Houston, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 2/17/2016 (251 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 2/16/2017 (114 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1626121

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

Note: Position is open until filled. A certificate will be reviewed and issued every two (2) weeks as needed.

Note: Recruitment/Relocation incentive are authorized for highly qualified individuals.


This position is located in the Medical Care Line, Prime Care Section. The individual will be expected to practice Primary Care in a high flow Patient Centered environment. Physician will be expected to be proficient in taking a patient's Medical History, updating charts to show current findings and treatments, order and review tests to identify any abnormal findings and treatments, refer for consults as needed and recommend and design a plan of treatment. The physician will integrate both mandated health screening and guidelines for treatment into their practice. The incumbent will have basic proficiency with a computer and willingness to learn the VA electronic medical record system and other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; May include extended hours and weekends, Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - Primary Care; Duty Location: Medical Care Line (111PC), MEDVAMC,Building 100, Houston, Texas

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*: *

  • United States 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.

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 Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional 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 unemploymentThis job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacanciesVA encourages persons with disabilities to applyThe 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 $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 429747200

Job Announcement Number: JP-16-CCa-1626121-BU