Job Overview


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.


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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.


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.