Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Medicine) - Open Continuous in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
5 vacancies in the following location:
  • Murfreesboro, TN
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 1/1/2016 (294 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (71 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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?

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1640423

CUTOFF DATES ARE 1/30/2016, 2/28/2016, 3/30/2016, 4/30/2016, 5/30/2016, 6/30/2016, 7/30/2016, 8/30/2016, 9/30/2016, 10/30/2016, 11/30/2016, 12/30/2016

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 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.

NOTE:Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (peer-review groups for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The Health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not coverd by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

RECRUITMENT.ELOCATION INCENTIVE: A recruitment incentive have been authorized for this position, and may be offered to a highly qualified applicant.


The duties of the Physician (Emergency Medicine) include:

  • Providing clinical interface with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders:

  • Working well within a group of clinical providers.

  • Sharing knowledge and expertise with professional and supportive personnel through in-services and educational activities.

  • Maintaining productivity at established levels to meet performance measures.

  • Maintaining patient confidentiality per HIPPA guidelines with written and verbal information.

  • Providing patient care appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the patient.

  • Building relationships with management, co-workers, patients and the general public in a consistently courteous, respectful, and cooperative nature.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is largely office based and in a sedentary setting. No manual labor is required above ordinary situations. Incumbent must be capable of using a computer given that all clinical charting is electronic.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal safety precautions while working in an office/clinic or inpatient unit type environment, which is well lighted, clean and does not present hazards to personal safety. There may be occasional risk of physical harm, which requires special precautions and training. The incumbent may be exposed to infectious diseases and medical/psychiatric emergencies.

WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00am to 7:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00am with rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certificate, or Registration required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Test required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1961

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified U.S. citizens)

  • 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.

  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

  • Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

PREFERRED EDUCATION.XPERIENCE: The ideal applicant will be Board certified/Board eligible in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine, and possess Residency in Emergency Medicine.

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; religious; 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.

* APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:* Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions 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 must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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 DD214(s ) 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.

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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).You will be notified when this decision is made. After the review is complete, a certificate is issued and all applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified and may be contacted directly by the Selecting Official for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection has been made.

You may check the status of your application at ant time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJOBS Resource Center.


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. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

Other Information

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.

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.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $99,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 431147900

Job Announcement Number: OCA-JK-16-BAW-1640423-BU