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Job Title:PHYSICIAN (Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:NOL-13-835362-TLW-211-38A

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Thursday, January 30, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Baton Rouge, LA View Map
Hammond, LA View Map
Laplace, LA View Map
New Orleans Metro Area, LA
Slidell, LA View Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number: 835362

We invite you to join our team!  The Best Care, The Best Careers! You will never look back. 


This position is assigned to: Ambulatory and Primary Care Service

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (occasional late evening and Saturday morning clinics)

NOTE: This position requires the completion of the Credentialing process. Probationary period applies to full-time staff physicians only.

There is no place in the US as unique as Southeast Louisiana, home to historic New Orleans, Baton Rouge, eclectic music, food, and the Cajun and Creole cultures.  Experience the diversity of our work setting and lifestyle.

The first cut of date will be July 26, 2013 and then every 30 days after.

This announcement has been amended to reflect various locations and specialties. 


  • Subject to background/suitability investigation.
  • Pre-employment Physical is required
  • This position requires completion of a 2-year probationary period.
  • Recruitment and relocation incentives may be available.
  • Salary will be determined by Professional Standard Board


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We are looking for Primary Care Physicians to join our network of practitioners.    The primary care practice is supported by a designated team of an RN, LPN and Patient Services Assistant in a Medical Home Model.   We have primary care teams in five communities in Southeast Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Slidell, Hammond and St. John/Reserve. 

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System (SLVHCS) invites you to participate in the VA mission to provide healthcare to our Nation's Veterans. The VA is proud to provide care for men and women who have sacrificed for their country, many of whom might not otherwise have access to medical services.

We are looking for a few Primary Care Physicians to join our network of practitioners. The network includes clinics in five communities in Southeast Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Slidell, Hammond and St. John.

Duties include:

Consistent high-quality care and efficiency in a friendly patient-centered atmosphere are the operating principles of our practice. We are a leader in establishing multidisciplinary, collaborative care in a medical home model. Our practitioners use the most advanced and comprehensive electronic medical record system in the country. We provide a broad base of primary care support by specialties in cardiology, general surgery, gynecology, infectious disease, oncology/outpatient chemotherapy, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain medicine, podiatry, pulmonology, radiology, rehabilitation services, and urology. We are affiliated with two medical schools, two nursing schools and a school of pharmacy. Daily interaction with frequent interaction with students, residents, and other trainees is the norm.

SLVHC is currently constructing a modern, state of the art, VA Hospital in downtown New Orleans expected to open in 2016.





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VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician Qualification Standard


1.  Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part).

2.  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.

3.  Licensure: 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 a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

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:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment Physical Required

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  This position requires completion of a 2-year probationary period, if not already served.

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).

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy.  All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months.  This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. This is a testing designated position.


EVALUATION METHOD:  Applicants who meet qualification requirements will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, awards, outside activities and/or supervisory appraisal, etc., indicate they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) needed to be successful in this position.


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As a member of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System, primary care physicians enjoy a generous salary with an excellent benefits package including malpractice insurance, 26 days of paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, group life insurance, and other benefits.  


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 the traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at the


PBI Interviews: Any interviews that may be conducted will utilize the Performance Based Interviewing process (PBIs).  For more information on the performance based interview process, see

Eligibles: Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   Federal Employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and copy of their most recent SF50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.   Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

Reasonable Accommodation:  Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the hiring agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis


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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.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, January 30, 2014

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following 835362 
  2. Fax your documents to (478) 757-3144.

Note:  To return to a previously saved or incomplete application, simply reap ply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS hottest://  to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you. 

Applying Via Fax: 

  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
  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. 

Interested Physicians should submit a curriculum vitae and four references to Jamie Buth, MD ACOS/Clinic and Phyllis Lavene, Ambulatory and Primary Care Service, (504)558-3637, or email information to and  Position will remain open until filled. 


  1. Curriculum Vitae or VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrists and Chiropractors (
  2. Response to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire


Angela RiversCeaser
Phone: (504)412-3700x5103
Agency Information:
VHA New Orleans HCS
Department of Veteran Affairs
Southeast LA Veteran HC Sys 1555 Poydras
Suite 1300
New Orleans, LA


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. The qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and interview.

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