Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Otolaryngologist) 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 3/9/2016 (227 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (70 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1547752

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?

Huntington WV, set along the Ohio River, is the second largest city in West Virginia, and is home to Marshall University. the city has a wealth of interesting architecture, most of it from the time when Huntington was dominated by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Baltimore Railroad. West Virginia, being centrally located in the East Coast, major cities are just a drive away.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. We invite YOU to apply to become part of a team of dedicated professionals engaged in promoting positive outcomes for our Veterans.

Education Debt Reduction Program may be authorized for those who qualify and based on funding.

Relocation or Recruitment bonus may be authorized for this position.


The Huntington VAMC is seeking an Otolaryngologist. The Physician will be assigned to the ENT section of Surgery Service. The incumbent will provide complete diagnostic and health management services related to the specialized care given in the ENT clinic and Operating Room settings. Candidate will be responsible for developing an appropriate diagnosis, insightful treatment programs, and provide comprehensive care for ENT patients. Other area of responsibility will include, but not limited to:

  • Provide operating room services.
  • Provide ENT clinic services.
  • Performing baseline exams and nasopharyngolarynogscopy.
  • PE tube insertion, minor lesion excision and epistaxis control/cauterization.
  • Effective interaction with related services within the health care center.
  • Maintain a high degree of excellence in clinical outcomes while providing patient care.
  • Work in a team setting to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of patients.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm or 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • * * * ### Qualifications

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 certified in Otolaryngology.

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 lifting (15-44 lbs.); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); straight pulling and pushing; pulling hand over hand; pushing up to 4 hours; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; waling and standing up to 8 hours; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional and mental stability.

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.

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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.

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

Series & Grade: GS-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 432142600

Job Announcement Number: 16-005-1547752-HUN38-MB