Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Primary Care - Knoxville Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
- Knoxville, TN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Tuesday 7/5/2016 (114 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (64 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1744452
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
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 James H. Quillen VAMC is recruiting for Physicians to be a part of the William C. Tallent VA Outpatient Clinic located in Beautiful Knoxville, TN. Good times and good friends await you in Knoxville, a modern Appalachian city with great dining, nightlife, museums, shopping, family fun and championship sports. Whatever you seek, you'll find it here. Knoxville is home to museums, historic homes, one of the top zoological parks in the Southeast, college and professional sports, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, plus great golfing, fishing and boating, and an ever-changing world of musical events, festivals and celebrations. In Knoxville, you are sure to find a wonderfully diverse mix of big-city amenities and attractions delivered with small-town charm and hospitality.
The Outpatient Clinic is located at, 8033 Ray Mears Blvd. Knoxville, TN. 37919
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.
The James H. Quillen VAMC strongly encourages persons that are interested in and may represent multicultural diversity to apply. We have a long-standing Multicultural Diversity Committee led by mental health professionals devoted to educating, monitoring and furthering our awareness, practice and outcomes in regards to multiculturalism.
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.
We are seeking an immediate fill for full-time Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physicians to serve at the VA Outpatient Clinic located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The physicians at this facility report directly to the Chief Medical Officer at the Knoxville Outpatient Clinic. The physicians are charged with providing outpatient-only primary care for eligible Veterans in the area. The required skill-set includes current Primary Care clinical proficiency, willingness and ability to encourage teamwork, the ability to implement new initiatives and maintain high standards of performance. A broad working knowledge and experience with VA policies and procedures is desirable, but not mandatory. VA Primary Care Providers are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the patients' care, making referrals to specialists, ordering procedures, ordering and monitoring all medications plus handling of all their patients' acute needs.
Work Schedule: This facility has a unique, compressed Tour of Duty consisting of four days per week, 6:45 am - 5:30 pm. This will include occasional rotations on Saturday, shared amongst all physicians at the clinic.
Additionally, the selected physician will be eligible for our education debt reduction program. Please contact William Hoss, HR Specialist (*William.firstname.lastname@example.org*), for more information and a referral to the EDRP Coordinator.
- Not Required
- A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be offered to exceptionally well-qualified applicants
- 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.
- Education. 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. Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Licensure. 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.
- English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
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.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Salary Range: $170,000.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens - This position will be open until the vacancies are filled. First cutoff will be August 8, 2016 and monthly thereafter.
Control Number: 443726100
Job Announcement Number: 621-38-16-97-WLH1744452-BU