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Job Title:Physician (Compensation and Pension)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:AH-12-MG-786114

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$110,000.00 to $210,000.00 / Per Year


Friday, November 09, 2012 to Friday, November 23, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



The Dallas VA Medical Center is located approximately 8 miles south of downtown Dallas.  Located between two major interstates, I-45 to the east and I-35 to the west, and with a new Dart station in front makes this hospital very accessible.  There are educational opportunities for everyone within the DFW Metroplex with good school districts and 43 colleges and universities.  In the DFW Metroplex there is never a shortage of things to see and do.  We offer ample shopping centers and restaurants; two airports; the arts, gardens, zoos, and theme parks.  The Metroplex offers a variety of sports activities for the amateur sports enthusiast, and six major professional teams.  We offer one of the largest and most complex medical centers in the VA system in an exciting metropolitan area.


When someone says, “play ball” in Dallas, the natural response is, “which one?”  Dallas is one of only a few cities to have six major professional team sports:  the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball, the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, and professional soccer’s FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn).  Throw in the mix the Mesquite Rodeo, Texas Motor Speedway, Lone Star Park Racetrack, and NCAA Division I athletics in more than a dozen sports, and you can see that Dallas is a city that likes to play, and likes to play it all!





  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Must pass a pre-employment medical examination


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VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is seeking a full-time Internal Medicine or Family Practice Physician. This position is located at the Fort Worth, TX site and reports to the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Ambulatory Care.


This provider’s duties will include:

·         Perform disability evaluations, which will include review of medical records, obtaining history and physical examinations of the veterans, and assimilation of lab and x-ray data

·         Utilize computerized medical records (CPRS) to order all appropriate lab and x-ray tests

·         Responsible for the completion of medical reports which includes dictating, editing, and finalizing reports, which are provided to the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) for determinations of service-connected disability and benefits


The physician is expected to demonstrate advanced competencies and skills in assessing the physical and psychosocial status of Veterans, performing and submitting  examinations and opinions that meet the expectations of the VA Regional Office for a ratable examination, that meet performance measure for timeliness, and that meet the expectations and standards of the DMO indicators for Compensation & Pension examinations.


At least Two (2) years experience in Compensation and Pension is preferred. Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine preferred.







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Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part). 

The candidate must have an unrestricted medical licensure from any state within the United States.

Must be board eligible/certified in Internal Medicine/Family Practice. Board certification is preferred.



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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.  Approved schools are:


1)   Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.


2)   Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.


3)   Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.


FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.






CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

·    Applicants must be citizens of the United States.


·    Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.


·    New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.


·    Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.


·    Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a  two year probationary period.

·    38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.







Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.


Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 



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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. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at ttp:// .

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50.  Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.













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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.    Your Cirriculum Vitae (CV) with professional accomplishments or resume

2.    A complete Occupational Questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

3.    Application (VA Form 10-2850)

4.    Declaration of Federal Employment

5.    Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/23/2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission

4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

   1.  Complete this cover page
        using the following Vacancy ID TAG:786114.

   2.  Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.










US Citizens or Current/Former Federal Employees

·     Resume or Cirriculum Vitae (CV)

·     VA Form 10-2850

·     OF 306

·     Copy of college transcripts

·     Questionnaire

·     Any other supporting documentation if desired


·     For current or former federal employees: Copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your career status


Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

·     Copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at

·     Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 with required proof. 


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:







Employment Office
Phone: (214)857-1701
Agency Information:
Ambulatory Care
VAMC Dallas
4500 S Lancaster Rd
Dallas, TX


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

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