Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Portsmouth Community-Based Outpatient Clinic) in Portsmouth, Ohio

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Portsmouth, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 6/3/2016 (138 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1721551

This position is located at the Portsmouth, Ohio Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.

Our professionals find it easy to sustain a work/life balance with competitive salaries, attractive benefits packages, and generous paid time off. Most enjoy a Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with little to no Call expectations. Paid time off is generous with 26 days of paid annual leave, 13 days of paid sick leave each year and 10 paid federal holidays. Opportunities also exist for those interested in mentoring and teaching future care givers through affiliations with several local medical schools, including the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio State University.As a VA professional, 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.

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.


This position is located at the Portsmouth Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.

The duties include providing direct patient care to Veteran patients in a multidisciplinary environment. We provide primary and specialty care to Veterans in South Central Ohio through inpatient units, outpatient clinics and long term care units.

  • The preferred candidate will be a primary care provider on a team of interdisciplinary health care professionals providing care to a panel of patients.
  • Primary care is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are responsible for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients.
  • The incumbent will need to work in a team environment.
  • The provider will use a variety of communication tools to increase patient access to health care such as telephone appointments, secure messaging, group appointments, and face-to-face appointments.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Preferred Experience:

  • The preferred candidate will be a primary care provider on a team of interdisciplinary health care professionals providing care to a panel of patients.


  • VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.

Physical Requirements: Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others.

Physical demands do not exceed those of a typical office setting. There may be some walking, standing, twisting, turning, sitting, pushing, bending, repetitive keyboarding or carrying of light items.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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 $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 440920300

Job Announcement Number: RW-16-BH-1721551-RW