Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (MICU Hospitalist) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Opened Thursday 7/14/2016 (102 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 7/13/2017 (262 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy ID:803793* 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. 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.

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


Major Duties:**

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center seeks board-certified or board-eligible physicians in internal medicine to work in its Medical Intensive Care Unit. Candidates must be physically capable of completing shift work, including some nights. Recent critical care or emergency medicine experience, which may include the period of residency training, as well as BCLS and ACLS certification, is mandatory. The salary range for the position is $150,000 to $170,000, based on prior training and experience. A generous benefits package is provided. An opportunity for additional “performance pay” also exists.

Work schedules are based on 8or 12 hour shifts. The majority of shifts are days with an aim at scheduling shifts on consecutive days to preserve continuity. Nighttime, holiday and weekend coverage are also expected. Full time appointment is 40 hrs per week. However, part time applicants will be considered. The MICU staff consist of six physicians and four physician extenders (PA/NP). Required skills include performance of invasive procedures including central venous catheterization, arterial catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.

The Philadelphia VA MICU is a sixteen-bed combined medical and cardiac unit. Medical and surgical subspecialties are available on-site or on call. Anesthesia practitioners are in house 24/7. No pediatric care is provided, and gynecologic care is limited. An electronic medical record is used for all clinical documentation. The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is located near, and affiliated with, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Work Schedule: Full-timeand part-time positions are available.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Medical license & Board certified in internal medicine required
  • 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 with central venous & arterial catheterization
  • Experience with thoracentesis, paracentesis & lumbar puncture


Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen (non-citizens may be appointed when 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 Internal medicine is required. Recent critical care or emergency medicine experience, which may include the period of residency training, as well as BCLS and ACLS certification is mandatory. Incumbent must be competent in performing invasive procedures including central venous catheterization, arterial catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.

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: $150,000.00 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: 333412700

Job Announcement Number: PHL-13-803793