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Job Title:Physician (Physiatrist Pain Management Specialist)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-552-13-808869

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$97,987.00 to $220,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 17, 2012 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Dayton, OH United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):   808869 (Please include on all documents)


* Salary will be determined by a Compensation Panel *


Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Relocation or recruitment incentives may be authorized for qualified candidates


Dayton VA Medical Center reserves the right to make a selection at any time during the open and close date of this announcement.


Since 1867, the Dayton VA Medical Center has had a proud heritage of providing high quality health care to those who have served our country.  We are one of the three oldest VA facilities, providing continuous service to Veterans for over 140 years.


The city of Dayton, known as the birthplace of flight, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Southwestern Ohio and is within an hour drive of Cincinnati and Columbus. The Dayton metropolitan area has five universities, affordable real estate, excellent school systems, museums, theaters, seasonal recreational opportunities, and is the home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. 


The Dayton VA Medical Center is a tertiary care facility that provides acute, nursing home, mental health, hospice/palliative, and domiciliary care in an affiliated teaching and research environment.  There are 500 authorized beds (120 Medical, Surgical and Mental Health; 265 Nursing Home; and 115 Domiciliary).  The Medical Center sits on a 382 acre tract of land and 24 of its 63 buildings are historic.  The active ambulatory care program includes four Community Based Outpatient Clinics, a mobile clinic and a Veterans Outreach Center. Approximately 2,200 employees and 1,500 volunteers provide services to over 35,000 Veterans each year.


Enjoy the climate and experience all four seasons!  Whether you’re taking a major shopping trip, enjoying a quiet dinner for two at a cozy restaurant, having a picnic in the park, or experiencing an attraction, you’re sure to find what you are looking for close and convenient in Dayton.


If you enjoy working in an active, challenging, and rewarding environment, the Dayton, Ohio VAMC may be just the place for you!


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.



VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to  


  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Please see the Required Documents section to submit a complete application.
  • Board certification or board eligible in pain treatment is preferred.
  • Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized


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The incumbent of this position will serve in the Polytrauma /Chronic Pain Clinic, at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The Polytrauma/Chronic Pain staff includes a Chiropractor, Physical and Occupational Therapist and a Program Support Assistant and a part-time pharmacist, psychologist, and registered nurse. Duties will include, but are not limited to: provide evaluation, treatment, and consultation services to veterans with Polytrauma, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain; lead staff in development of interdisciplinary treatment team plans and lead management of veterans referred from various sources; responsibility for diagnosis and treatment of conditions encountered in a general medical practice such as amputations, musculoskeletal conditions, pain management, etc…; request consultations to appropriate medical specialists; provision of other medical services, as needed, in other Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service clinics such as amputee, wheelchair, spinal cord injury.


Must be Board eligible in Physical & Medicine Rehabilitation (PM&R). Board Certification in pain treatment is highly desired.





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Basic Requirements

a.  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.)


b.  Education.  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.  (See Education section for additional information).


c.  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.  Must be board certified and or eligible in Sleep Medicine. Primary certification in other areas such as neurology and pulmonary medicine is a plus.


d.  English Language Proficiency.  Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).



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.


(4)  For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Veterans Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


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.


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Relocation or recruitment incentives may be authorized for qualified candidates


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




Physicians earn 8 hours of annual leave per pay period based on full-time employment.


Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package  (see Required Documents section below).

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 31, 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.  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 View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 808869.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


    (e)MAILED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please submit application materials online or by fax only.



The following documents are required to be submitted at the time of application:

  1. Your Resume AND Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Any other documents required by the checklist.
  4. A COPY of licensure or verification

Your resume and application must include dates of employment and should state whether the work was full-time or part-time (Note: if part-time work, please include the approx. number of hours worked per week).


Leanna B. Seyler
Phone: (937)268-6511x1242
Agency Information:
Department of Veteran Affairs
4100 West Third Street
HRM Service
Dayton, OH


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and a qualification determination will be made. You will be notified when a decision is made. If you qualify, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified if you are referred.

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