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Job Title:STAFF PHYSICIAN, FORT KNOX

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-603-13-RY823879

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$150,000.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Friday, May 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 13 months

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location(s):
Fort Knox, KY United StatesView Map
Louisville, KY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by appropriations and statute.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless.   With openings in multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.   Not only is the VA 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.  

 

The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system.   We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1c facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to Veterans residing in 40 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana.  

 

In recognition of continued efforts to improve patient care, the medical center was awarded the Robert W. Carey 2007 Performance Achievement Award, 2008 Performance Excellence Award, 2009 Trophy Award and 2010 Circle of Excellence Award, and the 2009 Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence Achievement Award.

 

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  823879 

 

Relocation Expenses May Be Authorized: NO

Appraised Value Offer Program (formerly GHBO) May Be Authorized: NO

Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized: NO

Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized: NO

 

*** Relocation and/or Recruitment INCENTIVE(s) may be authorized for an exceptionally well qualified applicant.***

 

VA offers attractive salary, excellent government benefits, and assumes liability for tort claims associated with employees' official VA duties; individual malpractice insurance is not required for this purpose.

 

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by appropriations and statute.   Non-citizens may apply and be appointed ONLY when no qualified citizens are available in accordance with current regulations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Full un-restricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Fingerprints must be taken and adjudicated prior to employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Submit to drug testing and receive a negative result.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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The Physician will be assigned to a Primary Care Clinic located at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY.  The clinic offers an extensive range of primary care treatment services with emphasis on health care prevention. The Physicians will be responsible for providing care to a diverse population of Department of Defense (DoD) dependents and retirees.

Fort Knox is a certified Kentucky city, covering 109,054 acres or about 170.4 square miles. It is the sixth largest urban community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with a long and rich history. Fort Knox is adjacent to the city of Radcliff, 15 miles north of Elizabethtown, and approximately 35 miles south of Louisville 

Work Schedule: To be discussed at the time of interview

 

Physical Requirements: In accordance with 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1614.203, the individual selected must be physically and mentally able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions of this position without endangering the health and safety of self and others.

 

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel 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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All individuals applying under this announcement must meet the qualifications for appointment as contained in VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G2 dated April 15, 2002;

 

1. Doctor of Medicine degree or equivalent, with appropriate post-graduate training, is required.

2. Current, full, and unrestricted licensure to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the U.S., or District of Columbia is required.

3. United States Citizen (non-citizens may apply and be appointed when no qualified citizens are available in accordance with regulations).

4.  Proficient in spoken & written English.

5. Pass a pre-employment physical examination including the possibility of a drug screen

6.  Must be board-certified or board eligible

 

Degree of doctor 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: a. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Associate of American Medical colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. b. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. c. 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.]

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THIS POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:  THESE QUALIFICATIONS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ENHANCING.

 

··         One year Family Practice/Internal Medical Experience desired

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC (e.g., Company/organization name, position title, dates of employment (month/year), and number of hours per week).   WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.   If your résumé/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

 

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0602.htm


Original transcripts will not be returned. 

 

The degree of Doctor of Medicine or equivalent 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: a. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Associate of American Medical colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. b. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. c. 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.

 

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.

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.   Veteran's 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 preference.  


For more information on Veterans Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

 

You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview.   In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.  


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 (FERS).   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.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp  

 

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.    For hard to recruit/retain occupations, VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.   The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.   Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Applicant selected may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.   For additional information please contact Angela Casey, Human Resources Management Service (05N), EDRP Coordinator at (502)287-4566.   The final decision on an EDRP Award is contingent on the availability of funds.

Vet-Pro (VA electronic credentialing system): Upon selection, you will be provided with information on how to use Vet-Pro.   Vet-Pro was implemented on July 1, 2005.   As part of the VA's pre-appointment process, it is necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure, certificate, or registration using Vet-Pro.   Vet-Pro credentialing must be successfully completed prior to entering on duty.  



HOW TO APPLY:

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When applying for this position, to be found qualified, 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 Friday, May 24, 2013.

You MUST include VA form 10-2850 in your application package to be considered for this vacancy.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account, if you apply online.   Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.   Please see this guide ( http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.    Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.   Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.   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, provides less room for error and more information as applications are processed. (Note: Mailed/emailed applications will NOT be accepted.)

NOTE: To change or update your application, simply re-apply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  

To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:

You will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire ( View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form ( http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf ) and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.   The 1203FX form 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:

 

Complete the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 823879.   You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.   Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.  

 

*** Having trouble applying for VA Vacancies? – an applicant guide "VA Guide to: Applying for VA Vacancies" is now available:   http://www.va.gov/ohrm/JobListings/VA-Guide-to-the-Application-Process-04-12-2012.docx ***



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

·      Résumé or CV;

·      Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire;

·      VA-Form 10-2850 – Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf);

·      Current and previous Federal Employees must submit most recent   Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that includes grade, step, and eligibility to apply;

·      DD-214 Member 4 Copy, or equivalent showing dates of service and character of discharge, if claiming veterans preference.   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF-15.pdf).

·      Copies of Licensures and/or Certifications

·      Other documents – use this checklist http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc ) to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  

 

Failure to submit the required documents will result in a determination of ineligible. You will not be contacted for additional information .

Optional documentation you may submit (this documentation is not required to process your application package; however if selected will be required at a later date):

·          OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment ( http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/OF.asp )

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shannon Vandal
Phone: (502)287-4056
Email: SHANNON.VANDAL@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Louisville VAMC
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICE
800 ZORN AVENUE
MAIL CODE #05
Louisville, KY
40206
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After receipt of your complete application package, your application will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Your application will also be reviewed to assure that your application/resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, your qualifications will be rated accordingly. Qualified candidates may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration at which time best qualification determinations will be made. If interviews are conducted, those in the best qualified group will be contacted for an interview.   Performance based interviews will be used.   For more information on performance based interviewing, you may visit http://www4.va.gov/pbi/ .   You will be notified of the outcome - 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:

VHA-603-13-RY823879

Control Number:

335502100