Job Description

Job Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1125024

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.

This position will remain open until filled.  We will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled.  First cut-off review is June 3, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed every two weeks or on an as needed basis after that time.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless.  With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.


The Chief Otolaryngologist will manage non-surgical Otolaryngologist conditions and also perform surgery as needed for various ENT conditions.  In addition The Chief, Otolaryngologist will:

· Analyzing patient’s medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation’s necessity and to determine best procedure.

· Prescribing preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient’s operative area.

· Examines patients to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.

· Follows established surgical techniques during operations. Operates on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patient’s functions.

· Refers patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. Examines instruments, equipments, and operating room to ensure sterility.

· Prepares case histories.

· Provides consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.

· Ensures personal qualities such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with VA and DOD staff and community, adherence to ethical standards, eliciting cooperation, attendance/participation in clinic meetings and peer councils.

The Chief Otolaryngologist independently provides clinical services to eligible Veterans. Services are provided within the VA-Eastern Colorado Health Care System at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and surrounding clinics, in outpatient and inpatient Medical Center programs. The incumbent is expected to interact with the Veteran as well as family members, significant others, community agencies and providers, and other staff.

The Chief Otolaryngologist is responsible for the teaching of residents and medical students, as well as responsible for oversight of the care provided residents and students. The Chief Otolaryngologist will participate in the administration of programs, committees, and other staff functions as delegated by the Chief of Surgery Service. The Chief Otolaryngologist will be expected to hold an appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine and comply with rules and regulations related to said appointment. The provider should expect to participate in faculty committees, residency training.

Work Schedule: To be determined.  Candidate must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours.  The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, both legs required, ability of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, emotional and mental stability.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.  For more information please visit us at

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.

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below. 

If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.

1.    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2.    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. 

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience. 

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·ResumeApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX – Occupational Questionnaire Form) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.    To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1125024

2.    Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.    Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.