Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Family Practice or Internal Medicine) - Clinic Rover in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Opened Tuesday 10/4/2016 (22 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/4/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1809548

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?

Balanced Lifestyle, Just what the doctor ordered


"The Best Care" – It's more than a motto for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It's a concept that we wholeheartedly embrace in practicing state-of-the-art medicine. The best care for our patients, the best care for our staff.

The demands today on physicians are great. That's why VA is committed to fostering a technologically advanced work environment that is rewarding both professionally and personally. In fact, VA physicians spend more clinical time with patients and less time on administrative duties thanks in part to our award-winning Computerized Patient Record System. VA physicians also take advantage of many research and education opportunities available to them. Successfully balance your career and home life as a VA physician.


A Family Practice or Internal Medicine trained primary care provider is sought for a Roving Provider position. This position will travel from the metro area to our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to cover gaps in provider coverage. Clinics are located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Our clinics are open Monday through Friday and closed on all federal holidays. There are no weekend duties and no call. Take time with your patients. Visits for established patients are 30 minutes and for new patients 60 minutes. Our facilities include an updated fully-equipped medical clinic with a lab, x- ray and telemedicine capabilities. Our physicians serve the primary care health needs of the local and rural areas using a team approach with nursing and other onsite staff. Other services provided at many of the clinics include Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Mental Health services, to provide comprehensive care to the Veterans served.

Be a part of this dynamic CBOC team! Our clinics are rapidly growing, and located in great areas that offer a small community-based private practice set in friendly communities.

Travel Required
  • 50% or Greater
  • Travel from the metro area to staffed outpatient clinics to cover gaps in provider coverage.
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:

  • 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.

Additional requirements:

Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine OR Family Practice

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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others.

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.

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.


VA offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

26 days of paid vacation/personal leave

13 sick days and 10 holidays

15 days of paid military leave

Family and medical leave

Liability protection

Group health insurance plans with the majority of premiums paid by the Federal government

Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options

Stable retirement benefits

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: $0.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451445100

Job Announcement Number: VU-16-BSi-1809548