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Job Title:Physician - Primary Care

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:623-13-038-JH

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

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$97,987.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 01, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Tulsa, OK United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 823568 

Salary: 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. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.



"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln



VA Professionals feel good about thier careers and their ability to balance work and home life.  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



POSITION TITLE: Primary Care Physician

Salaries will be determined by a Compensation Panel commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experiences. The VHA uses a combination of base pay, market pay, and performance pay to arrive at a complete compensation package.


Filled with attractions, cultural diversity and all of the amenities of large city inside the quaintness of a small town, Muskogee remains a place where tourists and visitors travel to and where others relocate to raise a family or enjoy their golden years of retirement. We are only moments away from the Tulsa International Airport with the enjoyable Tulsa scenery, as well as thriving suburban areas such as Broken Arrow, Wagoner, and Jenks, Oklahoma respectively. There is practically something to do for people of all ages including bowling, fishing and boating, golfing, two large screen movie theaters, and gaming. Residents enjoy a multitude of local attractions for everyone such as the Love-Hatbox Sports Complex which has eight softball fields, ten baseball fields, two football fields, the Centennial Trail for walking or biking, Picnic Pavilion, and an outdoor skate park; the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Muskogee Fairgrounds; Outlaw Motor Speedway that is one of the top ranked dirt tracks in the United States. It is a 3/8th mile semi-banked Oklahoma clay dirt race track used for Stockcar, Sprint, Late Models and Open Wheel Modified racing. Notable racing events during the season are, NASCAR in Oklahoma, and Fall Brawl; River Country Family Water Park, a family aquatic center, features the Frog Pond, a zero depth-entry leisure pool with over 100,000 gallons of crystal clear water, Crawdad Corner, a fully accessible interactive water playground designed with the little ones in mind, Willow Crick, a lazy river, two twistin’ ‘n turnin’ body slides that plop into the Frog Pond, and Buzzard’s Bluff Climbing Wall. For information on our many other attractions and venues visit Muskogee is also home to several colleges and universities including Northeastern State University (, the historic Bacone College (, and Connors State College (

Muskogee is rich in Okie Pride and we share that pride with the world through a song – “Okie from Muskogee.” We are known for our beautiful azalea gardens that bloom in a glorious profusion of color each April, and sparkle with Christmas color each December with our Garden of Lights and Christmas Kingdom. Known as the Three Forks, this region was the hub for the settlement and development of what became Indian Territory. The Five Civilized Tribes ended their “Trail of Tears” in one of America’s most poignant dramas here at Fort Gibson, the first western military outpost. During the Civil War, Union troops including the First Kansas (African-American) Infantry occupied Fort Gibson and faced the cannons of the Cherokee Mounted Rifles at Confederate Fort Davis just across the Arkansas River. Oklahoma holds the distinction of having more historically black towns than any other state. Towns such as Rentiesville, Boley, and Langston set out the welcome mat for the Annual Black Towns Tour so visitors can learn about their unique place in history where African Americans of a century ago came to find a better life in the “Promised Land”.

Excellence Starts Here


Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center

Welcome to the greatest healthcare career opportunity in the world! Located in beautiful Muskogee, OK, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is seeking talented individuals to provide a variety of primary & secondary inpatient medical & surgical care along with outpatient primary & consultative care in medicine to our nation's veterans & their families. As a VA employee you will be a part of the Federal Employees Retirement system & eligible for monthly retirement benefits after 10 years of Federal service; & have the opportunity to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (401k). Come enjoy the benefits of health insurance, vacation & sick days, job security, & all the benefits of being a Federal employee. Services include primary & urgent care, speech pathology & lab, nuclear medicine, physical rehabilitation, nutrition & food services, radiology, cardiology, endoscopy, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, pulmonary & respiratory care. Our motto is "Excellence Starts Here" and our staff is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to Veterans in eastern Oklahoma. Join us in providing the best care through the best careers.




  • US citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Background/suitability investigation
  • Random drug testing
  • Physical standards


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The VA Medical Center, Muskogee, OK., is recruiting for a full-time Primary Care physician. The physician would serve the outpatient clinic at Tulsa, OK.  Should be board eligible or board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Applicants must be either US citizens or naturalized US citizens.

Tour Duty:  Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm and subject to weekend call.

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.


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  • 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. 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.



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: 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.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to .


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.


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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


This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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.


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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 Friday, February 15, 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, 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 using the following Vacancy ID: 823568

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


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
  4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
  5. Unofficial transcript(s) (official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired).
  6. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at 
  7. Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
  8. If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.


Jeanette Hester
Phone: (918)577-3600
Agency Information:
VHA Muskogee VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Jack C Montgomery VAMC 623 HRM 05
1011 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK


You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates. If you do not provide an e-mail address, your notification will be sent via US postal service within 2-4 weeks.

Important note: Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Friday, February 15, 2013. If this requirement is not met and you are not referred to the hiring facility, you may contact the local HR office for Direct Hiring Authority options.

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