Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Orthopedic Mecial Specialist (non-surgical) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Pittsburgh, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 12/19/2016 (56 day(s) away)
Join us for an exciting career at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System! The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has recently ranked VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System among the top 50 businesses to work for in western Pennsylvania.
VA employees more than 14,000 physicians across its nationwide integrated health care system. Every year, many experienced physicians leave private practice to come to the VA Health Care System because we offer a variety of advantages.
If you're an experienced physician, you understand the impact that business has had on health care. For VA, patient care is not a business decision. Veterans are our highest priority and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality care possible. That patient focused lets you practice medicine the way it was meant to be practiced. VA Physicians work with the entire interdisciplinary care team to deliver state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical technologies in the Nation.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
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.
The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitations under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) seeks a musculoskeletal specialist to provide diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, and soft tissues. The successful candidate will have a background in primary care, internal medicine or PMR and specialty training or experience in sports medicine or an equivalent field. The candidate will use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods to provide non-surgical care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Non-Surgical care of fractures, dislocations, acute or chronic injuries, and degenerative joint disease are expected.
Ideal candidates will perform office based procedures including arthrocentesis, viscous supplementation, soft tissue injections, and have training in musculoskeletal ultrasound for injection guidance. High level interpretation and ordering of peripheral joint imaging studies is expected. EMG skills and American Board of Electro diagnostic Medicine certification are desirable but not required. A minority of practice will entail spine disease. The successful candidate will have academic leadership skills or potential to include curriculum development; teaching and mentoring of residents and medical students; and collaboration with surgical and non-surgical specialties.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, M-F (specific schedule will be determined upon appointment)
Work Location: University Drive
Bargaining Unit:This is a Non-Bargaining Unit Position
Education Debt Reduction Program:Yes, the applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitations under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.
Physical Requirements: At times, you may encounter heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office.)
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must possess a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken english.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Basic Requirements*: *
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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.
Foreign Education Requirements: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. 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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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.
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.
Please note: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
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What To Expect Next
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. You will be notified via email when this decision has been made.
Please Note: Applications will be reviewed throughout the open period of this job vacancy announcement. If a highly qualified candidate is identified, the announcement can close prior to the closing date. All applicants will be notified via email.
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. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice, http://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/PhysicianBrochure.pdf.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
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: $100,957.00 to $375,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453130400
Job Announcement Number: HP-646-17-TJH-1821263-SR