Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (Dermatologist) in San Antonio, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 1/12/2016 (282 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 1/11/2017 (83 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1454893

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?

City of San Antonio Information:

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.

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 and leadership positions 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on January 26, 2016 , will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after January 26, 2016, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.

A relocation or recruitment incentive MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

Relocation expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.


The Medicine Service Mission is to lead satisfied staff dedicated to providing high quality patient centered care here at STVHCS, a great tertiary training and research Veteran's Hospital. The Dermatology position supports this mission through administrative dependability, direct patient care, and support of their Section's educational and research activities and is located at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital.

Administrative Duties include, but are not limited to, Leadership responsibilities; HR;Staff Management; Time/Leave Management and Clinical Management.

Clinical Dutiesinclude, but are not limited to, Patient Care- The practitioner should be able to perform basic dermatological procedures such as the excision of benign and malignant skin lesion, biopsies, phototherapy, patch testing, use of biologic therapy, cryotherapy, BOTOX, fillers and topical chemotherapy. Medical/Clinical Knowledge; Clinical Judgment; Interpersonal & Communication Skills; Professionalism and System-Based Practice. There is also some in-patient care and supervision of resident call.

Education/Teaching Duties: Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring, and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision.

Research Duties(if applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication. Researchers are responsible for oversight of any research staff that they supervise.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Board certified in Dermatology by ABD.

  2. Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) training will be required.

  3. Active Patient Care duties in Dermatology procedures/testing setting within the last 2 years.

  4. Experience Teaching in Dermatology residency or fellowship program.

  5. Evidence of Form of Scholarly Activity (Poster/Meeting Presentation/Educational Lectures/Equivalent).

  6. Active Patient Care duties in Dermatology clinic setting within the last 2 years.

7.Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

Work Schedule:* Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Medical Service/Dermatology

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.

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.
  • First-Year Residency (Internship)

Physical Requirements:

A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. Physical requirements include, but not limited to: moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, use of both hands, walking and/or standing for 6 hours, repeated bending (2-4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision 20/30, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental/emotional stability, ability to perform privileges, independently performs physical exams as appropriate to position , and cognitive stability.

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.

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: 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

Security Clearance


Additional Information
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. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.**


The VA offers an attractive compensation package that includes professional development and work/life balance with 10 Federal Holidays, 26 days of annual leave,13 days of sick leave and robust federal benefits. Federal benefits include the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401K), Education Debt Reduction Program up to $120,000, medical, dental and more. For more information visit **

*NOTE: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

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: $99,957.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Control Number: 409606300

Job Announcement Number: YJ-15-1454893-MAC-OC-BU