Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration PHYSICIAN (EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT) in Wilmington, Delaware

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

Opened Tuesday 8/30/2016 (54 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 3/31/2017 (159 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1789302

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?

Bargaining Unit/Union: AFGE - 1276

The Wilmington VA Medical Center in Wilmington, DE is seeking a full-time Emergency Medicine Physician to help provide urgent and emergent care to the veterans of Delaware and Southern New Jersey. The Wilmington Emergency Department is a level 2 complexity, 13 bed facility, operating 24 hours per day, and receives approximately 8000 veterans annually. Our patient population ranges from young adults with few medical problems to the elderly with multiple comorbidities, as well as an increasing number of female veterans. The Wilmington VA Medical Center Emergency Department provides initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and disposition of a full spectrum of medical, surgical and psychiatric illness. Being a non-trauma ER, trauma is generally limited to ambulatory injuries. The medical center is supported by specialty, surgical and Intensive Care services.

The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an educational loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, based on the availability of funding.


Provide high quality emergency medical care to veterans in accordance with VA policy and community standards.

Participate in 24/7 coverage of the Emergency Department. Shift are typically 8-12 hours.

Work as a member of the Emergency Department team participating in Quality Assurance and process improvement initiatives, peer review, and hospital committees.

Maintain current knowledge and skills pertaining to Emergency Medicine and work within granted privileges at all times.

Work Schedule:**(24/7 coverage, Shift are typically 8-12 hours)

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:

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:

Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).

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.

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

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 449090300

Job Announcement Number: AC-16-MB-1789302-BU