Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician-Hospitalist in Huntington, West Virginia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Huntington, WV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (184 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 4/11/2017 (4 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1817839
Recruitment Incentives may be authorized.
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 Huntington VAMC is affiliated with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and its associated residency/fellowship training programs.
The selected candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Duties: Ideal candidate would be BC/BE in Internal Medicine.
The primary responsibilities include the following:
- Works as a Teaching Service Ward Attending.
- Works as an Independent Hospitalist providing consultations and limited non-teaching attending duties.
- Provides medical coverage for non-ICU care.
- Performs other directly related duties as required.
Work Schedule: 80 hours per pay period. Primarily 7 days on and 7 days off while attending on wards with occasional consult service for 2 weeks of 8 hour day turns Mon-Fri.
Position Title/Number: Physician (Hospitalist)/000000
- Not Required
- 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.
- 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 an accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program, 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 as outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Ideal candidate would be board certified/board eligible in Internal 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: 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of staff physician under normal or emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted
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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).
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: $180,000.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0602-15/15
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 452626000
Job Announcement Number: 17-001-1817839-HUN38-JH