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Job Title:  Physician - Chief of Anesthesiology
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RQ-13-JB-800064

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$140,000.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Thursday, April 25, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
VM-0602-15
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
15
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock, AR United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 800064 (Include on all documents)

 

 

 

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.

 

Duty Location/Campus:  Anesthesiology Service, Little Rock Campus and North Little Rock Campus, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and after hour duties including night, weekends, and holidays. 

The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is recruiting for a full-time board certified Anesthesiologist with demonstrated leadership ability.   The preferred candidate will have strong communication, supervisory skills, and pertinent academic experience for providing the most effective, highest quality care throughout the medical center while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The position is primarily administrative, but will also involve some direct patient care duties as well within the clinical expertise of the candidate.  Therefore, the applicant must be board-certified and qualify for an academic appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Physician will hold a full-time VA appointment. 

 

CAVHS is a Level 1B complexity facility, with two main campuses [Little Rock and North Little Rock], eight community-based outpatient clinics, and a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs.  CAVHS trains over 1600 healthcare professional each year including medical students, medical residents, fellows, nurses and numerous additional allied health professions. CAVHS serves over 65,000 veterans. 

 

Total salary will be determined by a Compensation Pay Panel and is based on education, medical specialty and experience.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE.  SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO UPLOAD. ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

 

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless.  With many openings in the multiple functions of the 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.

 

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Non-citizens may be appointed when there are no qualified U.S. citizens.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Background / Suitability investigation required.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Successful completion of Credentialing & Privileging process.

DUTIES:

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The candidate must have leadership experience both as a clinician and an administrator and be able to inspire and lead teams toward common goals. The successful candidate must have the ability to meet performance measure goals and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards held by the Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies.  Incumbent supervises staff assigned to Anesthesiology Service.

·                 Administrative experience-REQUIRED.

·                 Hands on activity/experience-REQUIRED.

·                 Resident supervision and training-REQUIRED.

·                 Residency Program teaching experience-Preferred.

·                 Research experience or current research activity-Preferred.

·                 Fellowship training in Anesthesiology-Preferred.

This s a supervisory position and it is NOT covered by the Bargaining Unit. 

Recruitment incentive may be authorized for well qualified candidates.

TRAVEL AND RELOCATION ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Citizenship:  Citizen of the United States (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens 

Licensure and Registration:  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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. 

English Language Proficiency:  Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) 

Physical Standards:  Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 

Background Investigation:  You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. 

Education:  Applicants must possess a doctoral degree 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.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Must be board certified, as this position is equivalent to that of a Service Chief or higher.

Working in a clinical aspect is preferred and requires Credentialing and Privileging.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference:  VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

Applicants please note:   All information submitted to this medical center is subject to verification by Vet Pro.  

Citizen of the United States.   Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates. 

Salary determination will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

( X ) PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT:

( X ) BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:

( X ) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

( X ) CREDENTIALING:

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy.  All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months.  This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Proficiency in the English language is required for direct patient care positions.  (P.L. 95-201)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your Curriculum Vitae, (CV) and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating or consideration for employment

Veterans' Preference:

Veterans' preference does not apply to Merit Promotion; however, if you are a Veteran applying under a special hiring authority for veterans, you must submit evidence of eligibility, such as:  a copy of your DD-214(s) (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty);  Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference version dated December 2004), if applicable; and the proof requested on the form, such as a Civil Service Preference letter stating your percentage of disability, if applicable.

DD Form 214:  Veterans can now request a copy of their DD-214 online at the following National Personnel Records Center website, http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html. This site also provides instructions and addresses for requesting service records, medical records, proof of military service, correcting records, and replacing medals or awards. Veterans may also request a copy of their DD-214 by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.


BENEFITS:

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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, 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 http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.


OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. Grade and salary will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in the "How to Apply" section.

In addition to the Application Package you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in 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 View Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

 

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

 

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

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following  Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 800064

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

 

3. Make sure you keep your confirmation of documents faxed/received. 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

1. Completed Online Questionnaire

2. CV or Resume

3. VA Form 10- 2850 - Application For Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf)

4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration

5. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf .

6. Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50), from your Official Personnel Folder, noting current grade, salary and position title (if current or former Federal Employee  

7. Performance Evaluations, if current or former Federal employee - most recent performance evaluations (not required for current CAVHS employees).

The following documents are required if you are claiming Veterans Preference:

1.  Veterans' Preference documentation

2.  Legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.).  NOTE:  More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Your Veterans preference will be based on the documents you submit.

3.  SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, complete and signed.  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

4.  VA award letter of disability indicating certification of entitlement.

You will not be contacted for additional information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jamie K. Briscoe
Phone: (501)257-1442
Fax: (501)257-1774
Email: JAMIE.BRISCOE@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Central Arkansas HCS Little Rock
HRMS - 05
2200 Fort Roots Drive
North Little Rock, AR
72114
USA
Fax: (501)257-1774

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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