Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (GEC) in Kerrville, Texas

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

Opened Friday 7/15/2016 (98 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 1/9/2017 (80 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1746688

* 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?

City of Kerrville Information:

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on July 29 2016, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after July 29, 2016, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as they are received.

A Relocation or Recruitment incentive are authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.


GENERAL DUTY DESCRIPTION: The Geriatrics and Extended Care Medical Practitioner will provide high quality patient centered care to Veterans under the different services such as Community Living Centers, Home Based Primary Care, GEM Clinic and Palliative/Hospice Care Service as assigned. The Medical Pratitioner in collaboraton with the Medical Directors and Program Managers of assigned services is responsible for the quality of care provide by the program, for the productivity of the program and for the development and implementation of programs and initiatives to meet the STVHCS mission.

Administrative Dutiesinclude, but are not limited to, Leadership responsibilities; Staff Management; Business Planning; Health Information Management; Time/Leave Management and Clinical Management.

Clinical Dutiesinclude, but are not limited to, Patient Care; Medical/Clinical Knowledge; Clinical Judgment; Interpersonal & Communication Skills; Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.

Education/Teaching Duties: Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring, and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.

Research Duties,(if applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

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.

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

Basic Requirements*: *

  • 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.

  • First-Year Residency (Internship)
  • Preferred Experience:
  1. Completion of an accredited fellowship in Geriatrics or Palliative Care or a related area is preferred.

  2. Board certification in Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, or Family Practice is preferred.

  3. Proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification training is preferred. **

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.* *

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.**


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at **

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

Other Information

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 $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Control Number: 444717200

Job Announcement Number: VHA-671-16-RR-1746688-BU