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Job Title:Physician (Hospitalist)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:MRN-T38-13-834793

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Marion, IL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 834793

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.

The Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center is seeking full-time, Board Eligible or Certified physicians in Internal Medicine/Family Practice.

A Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates

Travel and Relocation Expenses will not be paid. 

This is a full-time position and appointment is contingent upon applicant meeting qualifications and the determination of the Professional Standards Board. 

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

Applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Final decision on an EDRP amount is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds.

EDRP Contact: Carol Stewart, Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources Management (05), Marion, Illinois (618) 997-5311, extension 54924

Applications will be referred to the Selecting Official as they are received.

Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with regulations.

Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:

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The Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time, Board Eligible or Certified physician in Internal Medicine/Family Practice. Incumbent will join a team of Hospitalists to oversee medical care for inpatients. The duties will include management of inpatient panels including medical, med-surg, and ICU patients. Patients would be primarily older male population with diagnosis categories primarily being COPD, Diabetes, Coronary Arteries Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, and Behavioral Medicine diagnoses and with emphasis on preventative medicine.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All individuals applying under this announcement must meet basic qualification standards for appointment as contained in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, dated April 15, 2002.  This standard is available in the Human Resources Liaison Office for review. 

PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, Veterans Health Administration

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.

Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Education.  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: (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.

Licensure and Registration

     (1)  Physicians (Except Residents).  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.  The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

     (2)  Residents.  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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes.  The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

     (3)  Impaired Licensure.  A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

     (4)  Waiver of Licensure.  Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.

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 completed.  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:(1)  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 (2)  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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.  Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.  Hearing aid is permitted.

             

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.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc 

 


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.  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.

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 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 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, thrift savings plan, 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.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/index.asp.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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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. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

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://www.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.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, 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/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.    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: 834793.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

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

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 29, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1.    CV or Resume.

2.    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ) (required).

3.    If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214  or proof of service (required).   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/SF15.pdf).

4.    If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Zachariah A. Rounds
Phone: (618)997-5311x55050
Email: ZACHARIAH.ROUNDS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Marion IL VAMC
Human Resources Liaison Office
2401 West Main St
Marion, IL
62959

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

MRN-T38-13-834793

Control Number:

336782100