Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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West Haven, CT United StatesView Map
The Department of Veterans Affairs is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from all sources: within VA, the Federal government, and from the private sector. We have streamlined our recruitment process and now only require you to submit a 5 page resume to apply for this position. Because of this improvement, we are only announcing our positions for 14 days.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) was officially formed in 1995 with the integration of the VA medical centers in West Haven and Newington. VA Connecticut serves Veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven campus is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility. The Newington campus is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic and Winsted. Vet Centers are located in Danbury, Hartford, Norwich and New Haven. The VA Connecticut HCS is a member of the VA New England Healthcare System headquartered in Bedford, Mass. VACHS has 228 total operating beds consisting of 135 hospital beds, 40 Community Living Center beds, and 49 Domiciliary and Residential beds. With over 709,373 outpatient visits there were 58,167 Station Level uniques from all sources in FY 2012, and over 2,400 employees.
VACHS is affiliated with many institutions of higher education. The primary affiliations are with the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. In fiscal year 2012, 1575 students received some level of training at VA Connecticut. That figure included 724 medical residents and fellows, 335 medical students and 416 associated health trainees. Additionally, VA Connecticut has clinical and educational affiliations with 142 college and university programs in many fields in the associated health profession. VACHS is partnered with the Fairfield University School of Nursing as part of its Nursing Academy.
VACHS has several specialized programs that are recognized nationally and regionally as the best offered in the Department of Veterans Affairs. These include the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center, the Single PhotoEmission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) - which provides state of the art imaging for medical care and research in biology, psychiatry, cardiology and oncology - and the VA/Yale Center for Neuroscience and Nerve Regeneration. The VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC) and the National Center for PTSD Clinical Neurosciences Division are also located at the West Haven campus.
Research is an important component of the VACHS mission and plays a key role in enhancing the healthcare services provided to Connecticuts Veterans. All participants in the research program are committed to ensure the highest ethical and scientific standards are met so that research aims are accomplished and the safety and well-being of research subjects, investigators and other employees are protected. The VACHS research program is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program, Incorporated (AAHRPP) for human subject research, and by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) for animal research. VA Connecticut investigators are involved in more than 400 active research projects in medicine, psychiatry, neurology, surgery, dermatology and radiology. There are currently more than 150 principal investigators directing work on these projects. Most projects are funded following national peer review. The majority of the investigators are clinicians on the medical staff. Total research funding from VA and non-VA sources in FY 2011 was $47.9 million (FY 2012 figures not available). VA research funds totaled $16.9 million. In addition to individual awards, research at the West Haven campus is funded by several specialized center grants. In psychiatry, the centers are concerned with alcoholism, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and dual diagnosis (psychosis and substance abuse). In neurology, a center focused on spinal cord disease is concerned with rehabilitation.
VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a Pay Band 1 position. The salary for this position is capped at $179,700.
A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Appraised Value Offer (AVO) (formally Guaranteed Home Buyout Option) may be authorized.
Multiple similarly categorized positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
- US Citizenship is required
- Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
- Selectee may be subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel
- Public Financial Disclosure Report is required
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
- One year probationary period for initial SES appointment