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Job Title:Physician (Chief, Orthopedic)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:WC-13-SES-814715

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 $385,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 27, 2012 to Thursday, December 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE Two (2) year

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Miami, FL View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 814715 (Include on all documents)

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education and experience.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US citizenship.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to Pre-employment physical examination.
  • Board Certified or Eligible in Orthopedic.

DUTIES:

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This is an open continuous announcement.  Applications will be referred every 30 days from opening date until position has been filled.

Note1: Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Appointment and salary of Tilte 38 positions are subject to recommendation of the Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director.

Note2: This position is a temporary position not to exceed two (2) years, however may be extended and made permanent though not guaranteed. 

Note3: Work schedule may vary depending on the hiring facility.

The Miami VA Healthcare System in conjunction with the University Of Miami Department Of Orthopedic Surgery is seeking a full-time Orthopedic Surgeon assigned to the Operative Care Service to serve as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery.    The candidate must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedics.   The incumbent will be primarily responsible for coverage of the orthopedic service and is expected to have extensive experience in performing primary/revision joint surgery, shoulder surgery and arthroscopy.  Duties for this position will include seeing patients in an outpatient and inpatient setting, performing surgery, quality improvement initiative and teaching fellows, residents, and medical students.   A strong commitment to academic pursuits and clinical or basic research is preferred.   Successful candidates must have credentials to qualify for faculty appointment in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine.   The position requires an M.D. degree, current Licensure in any state.   Position will entail travel to referral facilities on a regular basis.   The successfully candidate must qualify for a full-time VA appointment and an adjunct faculty appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor Level with the University of Miami School of Medicine.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
  • Educational requirements - 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:
    • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
    • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
    • 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.
    • For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
  • First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed, Residency in Orthopedic is required. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
    • Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR
    • Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

The following requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Board Certified/Eligible in Orthopedics
  • Certified in Basic Cardiac life Support is highly desirable

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.

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


NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You 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.

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.

Veteran's Preference:

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.  If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.


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://www.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.

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described below in the "Required Documents" section.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 26, 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 return to 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

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

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. 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 814715

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



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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. Copy of current certification, licensure or registration
  5. Unofficial transcript(s) (official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired).
  6. Copy of completion of residency certification
  7. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf .  This is a required document.
  8. Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
  9. If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

 

Note: Failure to submit or partial submission of the required documentation will result in the applicant not being considered for the position. You will not be contacted for further information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Miami VA HR Help Desk
Phone: (305)575-7000x3155
Email: VHAMIAHRHELPDESK@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Miami HCS
Human Resources Management Service
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL
33125

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates. Important note: Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Thursday, December 26, 2013.


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Job Announcement Number:

WC-13-SES-814715

Control Number:

334455000