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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Section Chief (Gastroenterology)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:PHL-13-808645

SALARY RANGE:

$120,000.00 to $275,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 03, 2013 to Friday, May 02, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Philadelphia, PA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy ID: 808645 Include on all documents

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Board cert/board eligible - Internal Medicine AND Gastroenterology required
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Full, current, unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery
  • May be subject to random drug screen
  • Experience: Diagnostic & therapeutic upper endoscopy/colonoscopy procedures
  • Experience in liver, gallbladder & pancreatic disorders

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:

 

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center and The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine jointly seek candidates for an Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor position in the non-tenure academic-clinician or Clinician Educator track to be Section Chief of Gastroenterology at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have demonstrated truly excellent qualifications in Education and Clinical Care and be supportive of research.  Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology is required.  Proficiency and experience performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures is required.  Experience in liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic disorders is also required.  Individuals with administrative experience directing and managing GI endoscopy labs would be highly preferred.


Candidates must have an MD or DO degree and an unrestricted medical license. Successful candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English. The Philadelphia VA Medical Center offers a teaching-oriented, academic environment with a well-integrated health care system (Penn Medicine). 

 

This is a full-time opportunity at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center with an academic appointment at the University of Pennsylvania in the section of Gastroenterology.  The successful candidate will serve dual appointments at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.    Applicants must be US citizens; however, non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.

 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications:

 

 

Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen (non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

 

English-language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

 

Education: 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 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 Colleges for the year the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year which the degree was granted; (3) Schools (including foreign schools accepted by the licensing body of the State, Territory or Commonwealth or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

 

Licensure and Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the state, territory or commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia.

 

All individuals:   Must meet basic qualification standards for appointment.  Clinical privileges must be recommended by the chief, staff/professional standards board as granted by the director of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  Incumbent must provide complete credentials and privileging information in a timely expeditious way. Board eligibility or board certification in Internal Medicine AND Gastroenterology is required.  Proficiency and experience performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures is required.  Experience in liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic disorders is also required.  Individuals with administrative experience directing and managing GI endoscopy labs would be highly preferred.


Please follow all instructions listed under "How to Apply" section to ensure a complete application package.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 


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:

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  We also provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.   In addition to a competitive salary, we offer paid malpractice insurance, excellent Federal benefits including vacation/sick leave, health and life insurance coverage, ten Federal holidays, and an attractive retirement package including a tax-deferred savings plan with matching agency contribution, and free parking.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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How to Apply:

 

NOTE:  APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT BOTH THE PENN MEDICINE WEBSITE (LINK PROVIDED BELOW) AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION.

 

1.  You must apply online at the Penn Medicine website at: http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g323/d3297

 

2.  You must follow the instructions below to apply through USAJOBS:

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below). The complete Application Package for this announcement must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) by the closing date of the announcement.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire and to upload supporting documents.  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 you submit your application, you can return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS at any time to see the status of your application - including any messages that may have been sent to you. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete the fax cover page found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 808645.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire;View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire. You can obtain this form at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form in its entirety - along with all supporting documents - to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form should be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page; and
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents:

 

The following documents are required:

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Stella Lerro
Phone: (212)823-5800x6790
Fax: (215)823-4608
Email: STELLA.LERRO@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Philadelphia VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19104- Fax: (215)823-4608

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

PHL-13-808645

Control Number:

333730900