Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Internal Medicine/Family Practice) in Tampa, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Tampa, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 3/14/2016 (223 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (69 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1652456

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?

This is an open and continuous announcement which will be used to fill vacancies as they occur.

The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics (JAVH and Clinics) is recruiting for Fulltime Physicians that are well versed in Internal Medicine or Family Practice (Board Certified in Internal Medicine is preferred) and must possess fluency in the English Language to provide Primary Care in the Tampa and Community Outpatient Clinics(Brooksville, Lakeland and Zephyrhills). The Primary Care clinic serves 70,000 unique veterans and employs 65 PACT Team-lets.


The Physician in Ambulatory Care Service will be responsible for providing primary care for veterans with diverse medical conditions. This physician is expected to have expertise in Internal Medicine. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assure the most effective delivery of care in general internal medicine, while meeting and exceeding compliance standards.

  • Provide consultation, evaluation and treatment to manage various conditions, illnesses, and injuries; conduct daily clinic administration.

  • Answer outpatient consultations.

  • Make referrals, recommendations for treatment and/or medication and follow care of veteran patients experiencing internal problems.

  • Oversee the administration of medications to patients for whom therapy is indicated. Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.

Work Schedule: *Includes an 8-hour shift within the hours of 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Also includes a Saturday shift from 8:00am-Noon *Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - Primary Care

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 certification in Internal 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: The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour).

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. 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 $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 432615000

Job Announcement Number: ZX-16-BTS-1652456-BU