Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Cardiac Surgeon) 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 (129 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/13/2017 (235 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

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.

This announcement establishes an open continuous announcement of eligible applicants to be considered for a future vacancy this position. The "What Happens Next" area of the announcement provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement.

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.

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.

Duties

The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is recruiting for 1 full and 1 part-time (.625 FTE) BC/BE Cardiac Surgeon to our growing program. We are seeking candidates with excellent clinical skills and experience in the full range of Cardiology. Training and experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques are required; robotic surgery experience preferred. Responsibilities also include resident and medical student teaching. An academic appointment at the University of Pittsburgh may be available. Research support may be available for qualified individuals. Competitive salary and benefits. VAPHS is one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States with state-of-the-art surgical technologies and serves as the acute tertiary care referral center for a large veteran population in Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

VAPHS is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, and therefore requires that candidates meet the criteria for an academic appointment.

Work Schedule: Full-Time and Part -Time, M-F (Specific schedule will be determined upon appointment)

Work Location: University Drive and HJ Heinz division

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).

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.
  • Must possess a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken english.
Qualifications

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.

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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Applications will be reviewed throughout the open period of this job vacancy announcement. All applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager. Referrals will be made on a monthly basis. Referrals will continue until the vacancy is filled. Referred applicants may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview.

Please note, all applicants may receive consideration for 6 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that time, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest. All applicants will receive a final notification once a selection has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status."

If a highly qualified candidate is identified, the announcement can close prior to the closing date. All applicants will be notified via email.

BENEFITS

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 currently offered. For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/JobBenefits/benefits.asp. **

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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 $385,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453350200

Job Announcement Number: HP-646-17-TJH-1825202-SR