Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Department ) in Orlando, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Orlando, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 2/18/2016 (248 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (69 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1569264

This Open and Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being considered and referred when vacancies occur. This announcement will remain open until December 31, 2016. The first cutoff date will be March 9, 2016.

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?

Officially established in October 2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center is one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families. The Orlando VA Medical Center includes the following facilities; a 120-bed Community Living Center and a 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (located at the Lake Nona Campus), Outpatient Clinics in Orlando (Lake Baldwin), Viera and Daytona Beach and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Leesburg, and Orange City. Our new medical center is currently open for many outpatient services and will continue to open more services, including inpatient beds and an emergency department, throughout 2016. The new 65-acre medical campus has 134-inpatient beds and provides acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, and administrative and support services.

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.

Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.


Duties and Responsibilities: Physician must be qualified to diagnose, treat, stabilize and manage patients according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. Physician must have an unrestricted medical license and be BLS and ACLS Certified. Duties to be performed include but are not limited to:Perform assessments/examinations on encounters with all presenting patients; Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the ED evaluation; Provide Attending Physician oversight to residents, mid-level providers, and students; Stabilize all critically ill or injured patients; Admit patients to the hospital or discharge them from the ED with appropriate follow-up; Discuss treatment plan with patient and or family/caregiver (following COBRA guidelines); Perform medication reconciliation with all discharged patients; Participate in Quality Assurance, chart reviews, and support applicable ED performance measures; Coordinate patient care with consultants as deemed appropriate; Emergency Department physician will support the safety, occupational health and fire protection program by the application of approved standards, regulations, practices and work methods; Perform other directly related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs.

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: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Must be proficient in written and spoken English. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. Licensure and Registration. 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. Registration must be maintained in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Residency. Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.

Preferred Experience:Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine (with Emergency Department experience), Family Practice (with Emergency Department experience) highly preferred. Additionally, it is highly preferrred that the candidate be ultrasound credentialed in compliance with the American Board of Emergency Medicine requirements.

National Service Experience: 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.

*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. 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.

College degrees 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.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds), standing, reaching above shoulders, both legs required, use of fingers, hearing (aid permitted), both hands required, and walking. 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


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Applicants will receive (up to) four status updates during the course of this recruitment action. They are:

  1. Receipt of application.
  2. Whether or not you meet the eligibility/qualification requirements for the position.
  3. Whether you were referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
  4. Final disposition on the recruitment action (e.g., was the position filled, re-announced, etc.).

We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:

Other Information

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify Deborah True, Human Resources Specialist, at (407) 631-4811. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Management reserves the right to use alternative methods of selection. Additional selections may be made to fill similar Corporate Orlando staff positions from the list of candidates who apply for this position. A new announcement will not be posted when this is the case.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.The Orlando VA Medical Center strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race or color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, language, physical or mental disability, socio-economic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

As a condition of continued employment, applicants must meet applicable physical, security, and suitability requirements for this position if selected.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill similar positions throughout corporate Orlando.

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

Salary Range: $0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 427296300

Job Announcement Number: ZY-15-MG-1569264-BU