Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Section Chief of Infectious Disease) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Salt Lake City, UT
Work Schedule is Part Time 40 hours - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 8/17/2016 (71 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/17/2016 (21 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1696534

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Update to basic requirements: meet academic requirements for an appointment at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Relocation or Recruitment incentive has been authorized. Relocation expenses have NOT been approved.

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics.

Update to basic requirements: meet academic requirements for an appointment at the University of Utah School of Medicine


The Infectious Disease Section Chief is an academic physician responsible for defining the mission, and overseeing the operation, of the Infectious Disease Section of the Medicine Service. The incumbent determines Section priorities and objectives and also facilitates accomplishment of the objectives in collaboration with the Chief of Medicine. The Section Chief oversees the job description, supervision, and evaluation of members of the Section. In addition to clinical matters, the Section Chief oversees the education, training, and research missions of the Section and the interaction of the Section with the affiliate (University of Utah) Infectious Disease Divisions. The Section Chief serves as a consultant and advisor on all matters pertaining to the Section. The position includes clinical, administrative, education, and research duties. The approximate time assigned in each of area as of the date of this statement is listed below. This may change over time depending on the needs of the Service and the Medical Center. The time allotment is consistent with information contained in the physician mapping tool that is used to follow physician duties and productivity. The specific allocation within each area (e.g.. number of clinics per week, number of months attending on inpatient ward services) is found in the mapping tool.

Work Schedule:Various shifts, depending on the needs of the service.

Functional Statement Title/#:Physician (Section Chief Infectious Disease)/FS# 000000

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.

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.
  • Must meet academic requirements for an appointment at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Four (4) years of Infections Disease experience working in a clinical setting.

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; religions; 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.

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.

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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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

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: $110,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes


Control Number: 447554400

Job Announcement Number: UT-TS6120-2016-1696534A