Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (Emergency Medicine) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Philadelphia, PA
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 2/18/2016 (246 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 2/17/2017 (119 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy ID:1083015* Include on all documents*

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?

*This is an open continuous announcement, and will be used to fill both part-time and full-time vacancies. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. *

As a VA physician, 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.

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Relocation/recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


*Major Duties: *The Philadelphia VA Medical Center seeks board-certified or board-eligible physicians in Emergency Medicine to work in its Emergency Department. Candidates must have an MD or DO degree and an unrestricted medical license. Successful candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates must be physically capable of completing shift work, including nights. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing quality care for emergency patients presenting to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Candidate must possess and maintain the appropriate professional knowledge, competencies and skills to respond promptly and expertly to the need for emergency medical care. Candidate must also have effective communication skills and work cooperatively with all staff that care for emergency patients and their families. Candidate must be compliant with VA policies and procedures as well as those of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and its’ medical staff. The ideal candidate will have completed an approved training program in Emergency Medicine and is board eligible/board certified in Emergency Medicine with at recent experience at level I or II trauma center, burn center, ultrasound experience and in teaching residents and medical students the art of Emergency Medicine. The salary range for this position is $98,967 to $220,000. A generous benefits package is provided. An opportunity for additional “performance pay” also exists.

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is located near, and affiliated with, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

These positions will be federal appointments. Consequently, applicants must be US citizens (non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

Work Schedule: Full-time- Weekday and Weekend Shifts to include Federal and Non- Federal Holidays.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Medical license & board certification/eligibility in emergency medicine
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • U.S. Citizenship and English Language Proficiency required
  • Pre-employment physical & designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Experience at Level I or II trauma or burn center required
  • Full-time and part-time positions available


Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen (non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

English-language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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 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 Colleges for the year the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year which the degree was granted; (3) Schools (including foreign schools accepted by the licensing body of the State, Territory or Commonwealth or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

Licensure and Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the state, territory or commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia.

All individuals:

(1) Must meet basic qualification standards for appointment. Clinical privileges must be recommended by the chief, staff/professional standards board as granted by the director of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Incumbent must provide complete credentials and privileging information in a timely expeditious way. Board certification or board eligibility in Emergency Medicine is required. Incumbent must have experience in Level I or Level II trauma or burn center, ultrasound experience, and experience teaching residents and medical students the art of Emergency Medicine.

REFERENCE: VA Handook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G2 - Physician Qualification Standard

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.

Please follow all instructions listed under "How to Apply" section to ensure a complete application package.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please 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. You will be notified when this decision is made.


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

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: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified US citizens

Control Number: 365457500

Job Announcement Number: PHL-14-1083015