Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Urgent Care) in Manchester, New Hampshire

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Manchester, NH
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 4/6/2016 (203 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 4/3/2017 (159 day(s) away)

Job Overview


IMPORTANT: This is an open continuous announcement with multiple positions and a variety of schedules available. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Candidates will be reviewed and interviews scheduled as their application packets are received until the positions are filled.

Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy.

** Recruitment or Relocation Incentives MAY be authorized for this position.

* 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.**

"Patient Centered care is our approach to delivering health care to our Veterans. This philosophy gives patients and their families the chance to work closely with their health care providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered care also considers the Veterans' personal preferences and values, family situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key members of the health care team and are active participants in making health care decisions."

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

You are invited to join a team, a team-oriented medical staff, providing care for those who have served. In addition to the medical center, Manchester also operates four (4) community-based outpatient clinics and is internationally recognized for its research in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other behavioral disorders. Academic affiliations include Dartmouth Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Rivier School of Nursing, and more.

Manchester is the largest city area in northern New England, the economic and cultural capital of New Hampshire. Whatever you are looking for is within reach; the beautiful White Mountains and Lakes Region are to the North, the Atlantic Ocean and fine Seacoast life to the East, beautiful countryside throughout the state and a host of activities, culture and dining experiences are all right here.

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 incumbent will serve as part of the core component to the Urgent Care Medical System.

  • Provides ambulatory medical care for patients without a scheduled appointment.

  • Accesses need for treatment for an acute medical or psychiatric illness or minor injuries.

  • Possesses recent clinical experience in either an urgent care clinic or emergency room.

  • Manchester VA Medical Center is seeking an MD/DO with a background in family practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine or general surgery.

  • Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or General Surgery is preferred.

Work Schedule: There are a variety of schedules available for these positions, including full-time and part-time employment. The schedules will vary depending on the coverage requirements for the medical center; this will include some rotation of days, nights, weekends and holidays.

* 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.

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

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation Incentive MAY be authorized for this position
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • 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 pass pre-employment examination.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physician is required

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

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States

*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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Board Certification or Board Eligible preferred.

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

English Language Proficiency: Physicians must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education, length of practice and leadership experience will be considered by a Physician Compensation Panel when recommending salary of the applicant selected.


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 .

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans)must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

* Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.*

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.


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 .

Highlights include:

Ø Annual performance-based bonuses.

Ø Full-time physicians earn 26 days of paid annual leave each year, in addition to 13 days of earned sick leave, and 10 paid Federal holidays;

Ø No liability or tail insurance required for VA practice. VA physicians are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act, under which the United States Government accepts responsibility and liability for the actions of its employees during the exercise of their official duties;

Ø Individual and group health insurance plans and life insurance options, including supplemental family coverage, with premium contributions paid by the Federal government;

Ø DEA Registration fees waived for federal employees; and

Ø Direct Federal membership to AMA without local dues.

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: $99,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 435049600

Job Announcement Number: JT-16-SMP-1672692-BU