Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Chief (Dermatology) in Seattle, Washington

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Seattle, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Saturday 10/1/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 9/30/2017 (341 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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?

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle Washington is seeking a dynamic staff physician that serves as the Chief of Dermatology within the Hospital & Specialty Medicine service. The patient population ranges from young adult to geriatrics. The Incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veteran's medical need.

The Chief is responsible for participating in and/or managing all aspects of the Dermatology program, to include clinical, surgical, administrative, academic and research components; management of patient care load within available staffing, to include physicians, consultants and attendings, physician assistants/nurse practitioners and residents; and coordinate resident academic activities with the affiliate department at the University of Washington.

Recruitment/relocation incentives MAY be authorized for this position.


The Chief will provide medical treatment where appropriate for patients with derm-related injuries and diseases. He/she will deliver care to veterans requiring surgery or having surgery-related illnesses. The Chief will work with multiple divisions/services throughout the facility to improve outcomes and efficiencies by collaborating with nursing and others to facilitate the operations of the ICU wards to meet common goals. The Chief is responsible for the structure and details of physician rounding schedules, and nighttime coverage systems relevant to the care of the dermatology patient. He/she will ensure providers, including staff, consultants, contractors, attendings, have met facility and VA requirements for privileging, security clearance, computer training and appointment prior to taking call or providing. The Chief will perform components of administrative management, participate in conferences and supervise/train physician assistants, residents and medical student trainees.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am to 430pm

Functional Statement Title: Chief, Dermatology Service.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • ravel between Seattle and American lake is 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board-certified in Dermatology through the American Board of Dermatology with leadership experience and have administrative capabilities.

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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (1 hours); Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Hearing.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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. 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: $120,000.00 to $310,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452258000

Job Announcement Number: 17-T38-1816191-TCP-HSM-BU