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Job Title:Physician (Emergency Medicine)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:OB-13-844561-RGM-Acute-EXT

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:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Birmingham, AL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 844561

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. 

Please read the entire announcement before beginning the application process to ensure you submit all the required documents.  All applicable forms must be complete and signed prior to uploading.

 

NOTE:  If you apply for this position electronically (On-Line), you do not need to apply manually using the OPM Form 1203-FX (OPM-Occupational Questionnaire).  If you complete and fax the OPM Form 1203-FX to the designated fax number listed in this vacancy announcement, It will override your previous application you have already submitted electronically (On-Line).  Therefore, please apply for this position using one method only (i.e., apply electronically [On-Line] or apply manually using the OPM Form 1203-FX).  If you apply using both the electronic (On-Line) and manual (OPM FORM 1203-FX) methods, it will result in a duplicate processing error and you may lose consideration for this position.

 

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.

 

The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC) is an integral part of the Medical community that provides acute, tertiary, medical, and surgical care to Veterans of Alabama.   The Medical Center provides care to a veteran population of 420,000 in Alabama and treats approximately 57,000 unique veterans annually.   The medical center serves as a referral center for this area with 138 operating beds with care provided in almost all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Birmingham, AL is located in the heart of the Southeastern United States and is a progressive center for medical research, banking, music, technology, art, engineering, and higher education.

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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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Salary is set by a Physician Compensation Panel.

The person selected will serve as an Emergency Room Physician for Birmingham VA Medical Center. The physician is responsible for managing and accepting all patients seeking care including those with non-urgent conditions. Patients anticipate prompt and efficient care. Some of the duties are but are not limited to will be performed under this work unit:

1. Rapid Assessments of patients including history and physical exam.

2. Interpretation of laboratory, EKG, and radio graph at point of care.

3. Emergency Room Procedures: Central Line (subclavian, jugular, femoral); Thoracentesis; Nasogastric Tube Placement; Endotracheal Intubation (Anesthesia airway coverage available 24/7); Arthrocentesis; Arterial Blood Gases;Paracentesis;Lumbar Punctures; Pericadiocentesis; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation including defibrillation; Chest tube placement; Assessing and stabilizing employee and civilian visits after hours. The physician selected for this position will be highly visible and accessible to all customers.  This physician will perform the duties of this position in addition to other responsibilities, as developed or agreed upon.

Candidate must have or obtain BLS/ACLS certification.

On-call rotation is required. Call duties are shared by the group.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

                                                                                                      


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Citizenship:  Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens per VA Handbook 5005/2, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3g).

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. 

Licensure:   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.   

English Language Proficiency:   Must be proficient in spoken and written English. 

First-Year Residency- Must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs for the year in which it was completed.  

Physical Standards:  Satisfactory physical examination, as determined by the Employee Health Unit Physician upon appointment only.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Salary determination will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD 


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.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

 

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

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Wilbert Johnson, Education Debt Reduction Coordinator, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Human Resources at (205) 933-8101, extension 4418 for additional information.”



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

For more information on the VA's preferred method of interviewing, please visit www.VA.gov/PBI.

 



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.   Failure to provide this VA Application will result in you being rated as INELIGIBLE due to not providing REQUIRED forms.  You may upload the completed and signed 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 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with all supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.  Your 1203-FX 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 additional supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: T844561.  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.
  3. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 28, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

 

REQUIRED:  Résumé/CV.  Your Resume or CV should include the vacancy announcement information and personal information including:   current/ prior Federal service information, education information, work experience which includes job title, duties, and responsibilities, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and telephone number, starting and ending dates of employment, hours worked per week, and salary.   Please indicate whether your supervisor(s) can be contacted. 

REQUIRED:  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)   THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED, DATED AND SUMBITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.  FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS COMPLETED & SIGNED FORM WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING RATED AS INELIGIBLE DUE TO MISSING DOCUMENTS.

REQUIRED:  Responses to the occupational questionnaire.

REQUIRED:   Unofficial copy of your college transcripts.
REQUIRED:  Veterans preference documentation such as DD-214 , SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate .  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, sign, date and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
  Failure to provide these forms may affect your veteran preference determination.

REQUIRED:  Optional Form 306 Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf).  Failure to provide this completed, signed and dated form will result in you being rated as Ineligible due to missing required documents.

REQUIRED:  If currently employed in the Federal Government, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.  Note:  Please do NOT submit a Cash Award SF-50, as this form does not provide all required information (Title, Pay Plan, Grade, Step, Salary, etc).  A Cash Award SF-50 will NOT be accepted and, therefore, will result in you being rated as Ineligible by not submitting required documents.

 

Any other documents required by the checklist

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Ramonia Moon
Phone: (205)933-8101x4165
Email: RAMONIA.MOON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Birmingham VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
700 19th Street South
Human Resources
Birmingham, AL
35233

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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


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Job Announcement Number:

OB-13-844561-RGM-Acute-EXT

Control Number:

338015400