Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Pulmonary) in Spokane, Washington

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

Opened Thursday 6/30/2016 (114 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (69 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1742311



Benefits include

Salaried position

26 days of annual leave yearly

13 days of sick leave yearly

Multiple Health Insurance Options

Group Life Insurance

Federal Employees Retirement System

Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k) with matching funds

10 paid holidays

Malpractice coverage

Spokane is the largest city between Minneapolis and Seattle located in beautiful eastern Washington with a regional population of 470,000. Our family-oriented city offers a four season climate and serves as a shopping, entertainment, education, and medical hub. Spokane's cost of living is 9% lower than the national average, we have no state income tax, and our schools rank amongst the top in the state. Our unique combination of outdoor activities, educational and job opportunities, family-friendly attractions, fine arts and world-class wineries and restaurants is why we are rated among the top 100 best places to live in America.

Spokane is home to 6 major hospitals, 18,500 healthcare professional and 900 physicians. Spokane is the headquarters for Inland Northwest Health Services with their extensive medical records network which is recognized as being on the cutting edge of high tech hospital and patient records. Spokane ranked #4 in the country for metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages of this occupation.

The Spokane River runs through downtown with spectacular falls on the western end of the city core. Along the Spokane River is Riverfront Park, the Performing Arts Center, the opera house, Gonzaga University, and the Riverpoint Campus that is home to several University and College extensions including Washington State University, University of Washington and Eastern Washington University. Spokane's rich cultural and historic past include the Davenport Hotel, the Glover Mansion, and the famous Fox Theatre, which has showcased Katharine Hepburn, Marian Anderson, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra.

For outdoors-lovers, our four seasons allow for multiple adventures including downhill and cross-country skiing, white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, numerous lakes, and the Centennial Trail all in our backyard. We are also home to the largest timed road race in the nation—Bloomsday—and the largest three-on-three street basketball tournament—Hoopfest.

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Services to be performed include but are not limited to:

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is seeking a full time Pulmonologist to support our Veteran population. We prefer Physicians who are board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary Medicine. The Physician will be responsible for providing a full range of pulmonary services for a diverse group of Veterans within the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center system. These duties include but are not limited to referral consultation covering all issues of the respiratory system. Physician will perform as a consultant to our Intensive Care Unit and inpatient service, and be credentialed to perform bronchoscopies. It is highly desirable that the incumbent be credentialed to perform review of sleep studies and all related functions of sleep apnea therapy.

Physician will act as consultant to our staff on respiratory issues. Physician will work closely with our staff to ensure compliance with National, Network and local performance standards. Incumbent may serve on local committees as deemed necessary in support of the facility mission.

Work Schedule:* *Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May be rare instances where other hours are needed.

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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board certified/eligible in Pulmonary Medicine

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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

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: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 443460200

Job Announcement Number: VF-16-RKH-1742311