Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Geriatric and Extended Care (GEC) in Manchester, New Hampshire

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Manchester, NH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 7/18/2016 (97 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 7/19/2017 (269 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1751047

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.

IMPORTANT: This is an open continuous announcement, Candidates will be reviewed and interviews scheduled as their application packets are received until the position is filled.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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


The Geriatric and Extended Care (GEC) Service line is responsible for the care of Veterans in a multitude of programs. GEC provides direct and indirect patient care that includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of health problems. There are 35 beds in the Community Living Center (CLC) and 6 beds in Palliative Care Unit (PCU).

The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbents contacts with patients, their peers and all other employees. Certificate of additional qualifications in Geriatric medicine a plus.

CLC case mix includes: Short Stay Rehab, Skilled Rehab, Long Stay Continuous Care, Respite and Hospice Treating Specialties, PCU. Current veterans' ages range- from 40's to 90's. Maintains current MD license and BCLS certification. Appointed to the Medical Staff.

Some of the responsibilities and duties of the GEC physician include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in strategic and operational planning, establish workload targets, review staffing and resource utilization, monitor performance measures and development of overall policies governing the provision of medical care in CLC/PCU.

  • Lead screening committee for new admissions to the CLC.

  • Clinical management of residents in CLC/PCU.

  • Serves as a key clinical resource for matters involving Geriatric services.

  • Act as resource to staff on CLC and PCU to develop physical assessment and critical thinking skills.

  • Be an active member of the interdisciplinary team for assigned CLC residents.

  • Serve on various quality improvement and medical center committees as assigned.

  • Reviews, updates policies for GEC Service Line and Medical Center.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:The typical tour is Monday - Friday, day shift.

Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician/000000

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*: *

  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Experience: Certificate of additional qualifications in Geriatric medicine, Interdisciplinary Team experience, and leadership skills are preferred.

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 Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.* *

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:* Must pass a pre-employment physical. The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position for drug testing purposes. The incumbent will be subject to drug testing.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.

After the vacancy announcement closes, your materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the qualification and area of consideration requirements for this vacancy. You will be informed via E-mail whether or not you meet these requirements. If qualified, you will also be notified if you are referred to the hiring official. If referred, you will be contacted directly by the hiring department if you have been selected for an interview (not all candidates are always interviewed). If selected for the vacancy, you will receive a phone call. If another candidate is selected, you will be informed via E-mail. Every effort is made to complete the selection process within 30 days of the announcement closing date.


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 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: $100,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

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

Control Number: 444601200

Job Announcement Number: JT-16-JRM-1751047-SR